Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott, Ariz., is pleased to host Dr. Jeffry Diefendorf on Thursday, March 26, when he will speak on the representation of Holocaust memories in the artwork of Samuel Bak.
Bak is an internationally acclaimed artist whose haunting images capture the experience of the Holocaust, one of the 20th century’s most tragic and defining events. Dr. Diefendorf, who has served as co-curator of a major exhibit of paintings by Bak, will explain the historical significance of Bak’s artwork in his visual presentation at Embry-Riddle.
A specialist in modern German and urban history, Dr. Diefendorf is the Pamela Shulman Professor of European and Holocaust Studies at the University of New Hampshire, where he has also served as chair of the Department of History and as Senior Faculty Fellow in the College of Liberal Arts. The author and/or editor of seven books, Dr. Diefendorf recently presented papers comparing the rebuilding of cities devastated in World War II with the efforts to rebuild New Orleans after it was badly damaged by Hurricane Katrina.
Event: Holocaust Scholar to Speak on Memory and Art
Encounters with a Master: the Visual World of Samuel Bak
Date: Thursday, March 26, 2009
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Location: Davis Learning Center
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
3700 Willow Creek Road
Prescott, AZ 86301
Information: Stephanie Trombley
This event is free and open to the public.
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, the world’s largest, fully accredited university specializing in aviation and aerospace, offers more than 30 degree programs in its colleges of Arts and Sciences, Aviation, Business, and Engineering, educating more than 34,000 students annually in undergraduate and graduate programs. Doctoral programs in aviation and in engineering physics are pending approval by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) for the University to offer programs at the doctoral level. Embry-Riddle educates students at residential campuses in Prescott, Ariz., and Daytona Beach, Fla., through the Worldwide Campus at more than 130 campus centers in the United States, Europe, Canada, and the Middle East, and through online learning. For more information, visit www.embryriddle.edu.