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Georges Didi-Huberman Lectures at UCI

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Georges Didi-Huberman, professor of art history and philosophy at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales in Paris will be presenting three lectures called "HOW TRY TELL? A short journey in the papers of Warsaw Ghetto" at the University of California, Irvine on May 28, 29, and 30, 2019. All lectures will take place in Humanities Gateway 1030 from 4-6pm.  

"HOW TRY TELL? A short journey in the papers of Warsaw Ghetto" follows the trajectory of a “photo-narrative,” documenting a recent trip to Warsaw. During the lectures, Didi-Huberman will be sharing discoveries learned from investigating an archive formed during the Warsaw Ghetto between 1939 and 1945.

This archive was secretly and communicably constructed. Centering around Emanuel Ringelblum, the archive is composed of around thirty-five thousand pages of stories, statistics, eye witness accounts, poems, popular songs, children’s assignments from clandestine schools, and letters tossed from cattle cars on the way to Treblinka. 

These documents are an essential part of the history of the Shoah and continue to be studied as such. Yet, many of these sources have yet to be seriously considered. Georges Didi-Huberman’s lectures aim to remedy this. 

These lectures are free an open to the public. A reception will follow the first lecture on May 28, 2019.