UW-Sheboygan professor to attend Holocaust seminar
The University of Wisconsin-Sheboygan Assistant Professor of History Dr. Mark Karau has been selected to attend the 2012 Hess Seminar on the Holocaust at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum January 4-10, 2012, in Washington, DC.
The seminar is an annual program offered by the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in an effort to introduce scholars who have either previously taught a course on the Holocaust or intend to offer such a course in the future. The seminar will cover all of Karau’s transportation and lodging costs and will offer instruction on using geography and geography tools to better understand the Holocaust.
Karau said he plans to implement what he learns at the seminar in creating a new course on the Holocaust that he plans to offer at UW-Sheboygan in fall 2013, in conjunction with a study abroad trip being offered by the UW-Marshfield/Wood County campus. The tour will take interested students to key Holocaust sites, such as the concentration camp, Auschwitz.
Karau joined UW-Sheboygan as a full-time faculty member in 2008, after serving campus as an instructional academic staff member in History, as well as teaching at UW-Washington County. He also has taught at Santa Fe Community College, Tallahassee Community and Florida State University. He holds a Ph.D. in Late 19th and Early 20th Century European History from Florida State University, a MA in Modern European History and a BA in History from Marquette University. His primary area of study has been Europe from 1815 to 1919.
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