Since the turn of the Millennium, critics have increasingly explored the complex links between the memory of the Holocaust and global memory cultures more broadly, pointing to the establishment of new international norms in areas such as human rights legislation, historical memorialisation and the ways that nations confront difficult pasts. This website contains information about a series of interrelated projects at the University of Leeds which interrogate such phenomena, working in partnership with a wide range of academic and non-academic organisations.

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The banner image above shows members of the team making a film at the Johannesburg Holocaust and Genocide Centre with the Centre Director, Tali Nates.


Watch videos of Marianne Hirsch, Eva Hoffman and others speaking at our inaugural conference.

Recent Blog Posts

Public lecture: Jacqueline Rose and Chiara de Cesari

29 March 2017, Clothworkers Centenary Concert Hall, 5-6.30p.m We are delighted to host Jacqueline Rose, Professor of Humanities at Birkbeck University, and Chiara de Cesari, Assistant Professor of European Studies and Cultural Studies at the University of Amsterdam. They will be speaking as part of the Sadler Seminar Series “Confronting Traumatic Pasts: Between the Local […]


Postgraduate job opportunity: Research Assistant on ‘Mobilising Multidirectional Memory to Build More Resilient Communities in South Africa’

We are seeking to appoint a part-time Research Assistant to work on an AHRC-funded project entitled ‘Mobilising Multidirectional Memory to Build More Resilient Communities in South Africa’. Full details below. Faculty: Arts, Humanities and Cultures School: Languages, Cultures and Societies (LCS) Responsible to: Head of School of LCS Reports to: Professor Stuart Taberner Hourly rate: […]


New AHRC-funded Research Project: ‘Mobilising Multidirectional Memory to Build More Resilient Communities in South Africa’

This project explores how the memory of the Holocaust and the memory of the 1994 Rwandan genocide are today mobilised in post-apartheid South Africa as tools for confronting South Africa’s traumatic past and for promoting both reconciliation and greater awareness of, and commitment to, human rights in the present. The project examines the work of […]