Challenge Programs: Special Initiatives

Period of Performance

9/1/2010 - 7/31/2017

Funding Totals (matching)

$500,000.00 (approved)
$500,000.00 (offered)
$500,000.00 (awarded)

Kupferberg Holocaust Resource Center and Archives at Queensborough Community College

FAIN: CZ-50267-12

CUNY Research Foundation, Queensborough Community College (Bayside, NY 11364-1432)
Arthur Flug (Project Director: February 2011 to May 2015)
Dan Leshem (Project Director: May 2015 to November 2017)

Endowment and spend-down fund for faculty salaries, honoraria, travel, materials, and archival acquisitions for year-long colloquia at the Kupferberg Holocaust Resource Center and Archives.

NEH Challenge Grant funding will support year-long interdisciplinary colloquia at the Kupferberg Holocaust Resource Center and Archives, on the campus of Queensborough Community College. Each year, themes of Holocaust and genocide studies will be proposed by faculty and one will be selected by a committee. Each year’s events will engage faculty, students and community members in scholarship and teaching about the selected area of study utilizing disciplinary frameworks driven by topic rather than by singular method or tradition. Projected areas of study include philosophical, historiographical or cultural problems in the conceptualization of genocide and methodologies for comparative study of the Holocaust and other recent genocides.

Media Coverage

Queens students look at the horrors of genocide (Media Coverage)
Author(s): Anthony Giudice
Date: 4/16/2015
Abstract: The article reports on the final project of the FY2015 KHRCA Colloquia Series which was an art exhibit and performance event. "Over 300 students and 20 faculty members from five colleges, working in 10 academic disciplines, were involved with creating this capstone exhibit, presented by the 2014-2015 National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Challenge Grant Colloquia"