Life Narratives and Human Rights: Events with Mark Gevisser in Johannesburg (14-15 June 2017)

We are delighted to be co-organising two events at the Johannesburg Holocaust and Genocide Centre (JHGC) on 14-15 June. Exploring the theme of ‘life narratives and human rights’, both events will feature the acclaimed South African writer and journalist Mark Gevisser, author of Lost And Found in Johannesburg: A Memoir, and Thabo Mbeki: The Dream Deferred, […]

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Postgraduate Ryan Topper completes internship in Rwanda

Congratulations to Ryan Topper, a PhD student from the School of English who has just completed an extremely successful two month internship at the National Commission for the Fight Against Genocide (CNLG) in Rwanda. The CNLG’s mission is to prevent and fight against genocide, its ideology and denial, and overcome its consequences. To do so, the […]

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Undergraduate students Hermione Oldham and Mia Frank win film competion

Congratulations to Hermione Oldham and Mia Frank for winning the first Cultural Institute Short Film Prize for a film that drew on Dr Matthew Boswell Virtual Holocaust Memory research project. Click on the still below to view their winning entry. At an award ceremony on Monday 24 April, Hermione and Mia gave the following talk about the […]

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Three new AHRC PhD studentships offered through ‘The Future of Holocaust Memory’ network

A new network on ‘The Future of Holocaust Memory’ is offering three fully-funded PhD studentships (fees and maintenance) through the White Rose College of the Arts and Humanities (WRoCAH), the consortium that oversees the allocation of AHRC funding for postgraduate research in the universities of Leeds, Sheffield and York. The studentships will focus on the […]

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Holocaust film workshop

Tuesday 25 April, 2-4pm Baines Wing seminar room 2.15 This workshop is open to staff, students and members of the public. It will include discussion of the following films: Laurie Slegtenhorst (Erasmus University Rotterdam), Süskind Dr Matthew Boswell (University of Leeds), Inglourious Basterds Dr Dominic Williams (University of Leeds), Son of Saul Beatrice Ivey (University […]

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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 […]

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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: […]

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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 […]

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Sadler Seminar Series: Confronting Traumatic Pasts

The exciting line-up of speakers for this year’s Sadler seminar series on ‘Confronting Traumatic Pasts’ includes Ann Rigney (14 Feb 2017), Jacqueline Rose and Chiara De Cesari (29 March 2017) and Astrid Erll (2 May 2017). View the full programme here. Things kick off with a lecture and postgraduate workshop led by Dr Gal Kirn (ICI […]

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Events in South Africa: Remembering the Holocaust and Genocide in the Digital Age.

In September we will be running a series of events at the Johannesburg Holocaust & Genocide Centre, in conjunction with the South African Holocaust & Genocide Foundation and the USC Shoah Foundation. Please click here for further information. We hope to see you there!  

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Curating Genocide Museums: Storytelling, Objects and Re-enactments

Venue: Johannesburg Holocaust and Genocide Centre 7 September 2016 15.00 – 17.00 How can genocide be represented in museum storytelling? How do material objects give a testimony? What kinds of historical re-enactments might an institution such as the Johannesburg Holocaust and Genocide Centre look to in the writing of its histories? Looking at comparative challenges […]

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Connective Generations: The Family after Atrocity

Venue: Johannesburg Holocaust and Genocide Centre 12 September 19.00 – 21.00 Do you have papers, photographs or objects that relate to your family’s experiences during the Holocaust or another violent past? Have these intrigued you, or made you want to respond to them? This workshop, led by Dr Lizzie Oliver (University of Leeds) will bring […]

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German Holocaust Memorial Sites in the Digital Age

Venue: Johannesburg Holocaust and Genocide Centre 8 September 2016 14.00 – 16.00 In the past decade there has been a marked increase in the use of digital resources at German Holocaust memorial sites and in their online presence. But how has digital technology influenced the ways in which German sites commemorate the Nazi past? Of […]

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Imagining Virtual Survivor Testimony: Memory and Education in the Digital Age

Venue: Johannesburg Holocaust and Genocide Centre 6 September 2016 19.30 – 21.30 USC Shoah Foundation Executive Director Stephen D. Smith explores the world’s largest collection of video testimony housed within the Visual History Archive. The presentation centers upon the landscape of survivor testimony and how the human component prevails within this current moment of technological […]

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The Future of Holocaust Memory in the Digital Age

Venue: Johannesburg Holocaust and Genocide Centre 6 September 2016 14.00 – 16.00 In this exploratory workshop, led by Dr Stephen D. Smith (Executive Director, USC Shoah Foundation) and Dr Matthew Boswell (University of Leeds), participants will be invited to respond to short ‘provocations’ that will allow us to explore how new technological innovations will shape […]

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Holocaust Memory in Poland: Documentary Films and Digital Technologies

Venue: Johannesburg Holocaust and Genocide Centre 6 September 2016 10 cheap synthroid generic.00 – 12.00 This interactive workshop will be led by the makers of a short documentary film, Living in Auschwitz, which will be screened at the Johannesburg Holocaust and Genocide Centre on Monday 5 September. Focusing on the use of film in educational […]

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Documentary Film Screening: Living in Auschwitz and Koźminek — unknown history, Jews

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Postgraduate workshop: Confronting Difficult Pasts

Venue: Johannesburg Holocaust and Genocide Centre 8 September 2016 09.00 – 13.00 ‘Confronting Difficult Pasts’ reflects on the generation of cultural memory in the aftermath of political struggle. In this seminar we will reflect on emerging modes of fiction, film and life writing in traumatised societies, and in their evolving memorialisation cultures. We will consider […]

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Symposium: Interpreting Violence and Trauma in Africa

Venue: Johannesburg Holocaust and Genocide Centre 12 September 2016 09.00 – 17.00 This symposium for researchers, students, activists and artists forms part of a two week event programme being run by the University of Leeds and the Johannesburg Holocaust and Genocide Centre from 5 to 14 September 2016. Over the past two decades, violence and trauma have […]

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Reflections on a Building: The Johannesburg Holocaust and Genocide Centre

In March members of the Transnational Holocaust Memory team visited the newly opened Johannesburg Holocaust and Genocide Centre to run a series of workshops and public events. They were joined by the youth theatre director Anthony Haddon and Kathy Williams, the Director of RJC Dance. Members of the team worked with staff and volunteers from […]

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Upcoming events in Johannesburg

Next week members of the Transnational Holocaust Memory team will be visiting Johannesburg to run a number of events, many of them hosted at the newly opened Johannesburg Holocaust and Genocide Centre. Events include a public discussion on Monday 21 March at the Ditsong National Museum of Military History. Entitled ‘Transnational Holocaust Memory, Human Rights […]

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Online seminar with Michael Rothberg

The latest ‘Memory, Trauma and Violence’ seminar took place on Tuesday 1 March at 2.00pm, when we were joined by Michael Rothberg (via Skype) for a discussion of his seminal essay, ‘Multidirectional Memory and the Implicated Subject: On Sebald and Kentridge’. The event involved group responses to the essay and a screening of the William Kentridge film Mine (1991). <img […]

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Call for proposals from PGRs and ECRs for public engagement event in South Africa

Remembering Genocide in the Digital Age A Public Event Programme at the Johannesburg Holocaust and Genocide Centre 5-16 September 2016 We are inviting UK-based postgraduate or early career researchers to submit proposals for a public event on the theme of Holocaust and genocide memory in the digital age that will form part of a public […]

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AHRC Leadership Fellowship: Virtual Holocaust Memory

Dr Matthew Boswell from the School of English has been awarded an AHRC Leadership Fellowship for a project entitled ‘Virtual Holocaust Memory: from Testimony to Holography’. Commencing in October 2015, the Fellowship will investigate the ways that digital culture and the passing of time are shaping a new era of Holocaust remembrance in a rapidly changing […]

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Engaging young black Britons with the relevance of the Holocaust

Professor Stuart Taberner won a grant from the Arts and Humanities Research Council for the outreach project ‘Engaging Young Black Britons with the Relevance of the Holocaust’. Professor Taberner and Professor Paul Cooke worked with RJC Dance – the leading inclusive black dance organisation in the north of England – to develop a dance performance relating […]

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Exhibition visits Durham School

Between 20 April and 1 May, the exhibition Germany’s Confrontation with the Holocaust in a Global Context was hosted by Durham School in collaboration with Dr Marie Isabel Matthews-Schlinzig and Dr Catherine Moir, from the <a href="https://www browse around this site.dur.ac.uk/mlac/” target=”_blank”>School of Modern Languages and Cultures at Durham University. About 300 pupils, teachers, and […]

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New European documentary: Living in Auschwitz

This trailer for a forthcoming documentary, Living in Auschwitz, has been produced by one of our speakers at our Transnational Holocaust Memory conference, Thomas Van de Putte buy generic synthroid. A 25 minute version will screen on Belgian national television later this month and Thomas is now looking for support to develop a 45 minute version for […]

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New video as exhibition tours South Africa

This short video focuses on our exhibition ‘Germany’s Confrontation with the Holocaust in a Global Context’ which is currently touring South Africa. It includes interviews with the sixteen and seventeen year-old South African pupils talking about their engagement with their own, apartheid past. The exhibition is currently on display in Durban. Dr Victoria Nesfield spoke at […]

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Holocaust Memorial Day 2015

To mark this year’s Holocaust Memorial Day we held a major international conference with over 60 speakers from around the world and keynote contributions from Marianne Hirsch, Leo Spitzer, Eva Hoffman and Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela. The conference was also timed to coincide with the UK launch of our AHRC-funded public exhibition, Germany’s Confrontation with the Holocaust in a […]

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Exhibition launches at the Cape Town Holocaust Centre and National Holocaust Centre (UK)

Our AHRC-funded public exhibition, ‘Germany’s Confrontation with the Holocaust in a Global Context’, officially launched at the UK National Holocaust Centre and the Cape Town Holocaust Centre on Holocaust Memorial Day 2015. At the UK National Holocaust Centre, Professor Bill Niven was present at the launch and delivered a brief introductory talk on the exhibition’s relevance […]

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AHRC-funded exhibition ‘Germany’s Confrontation with the Holocaust in a Global Context’ ready to launch

The AHRC-funded exhibition ‘Germany’s Confrontation with the Holocaust in a Global Context’ is now in production. All the panels are complete and are now at the printers. The exhibition will simultaneously launch on Holocaust Memorial Day (27 January) 2015 in the UK and South Africa and will then travel around both countries, reaching a wide audience […]

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Holocaust Memorial Day 2015 at the University of Leeds

Holocaust Memorial Day 2015 coincides with wide-ranging programme of events at the University: a two-day conference on Transnational Holocaust Memory, an exhibition in Parkinson Court on Germany’s Confrontation with the Holocaust in a Global Context and a one-day event for local schools. The Transnational Holocaust Memory conference takes place on 26 and 27 January and features […]

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Transnational Holocaust Memory international conference, 26-27 January 2015

Registration is now open for our international conference on Transnational Holocaust Memory, which will take place on 26-27 January 2015, with plenary speakers including Marianne Hirsch, Eva Hoffman and Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela. Recognising that Holocaust ‘memory’ (in the broadest sense) is increasingly shaped by transnational forces such as mass migration, global travel and tourism, economic globalization, digital […]

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‘My Shadow in Dachau’ to appear in December 2014

My Shadow in Dachau: Poems by Victims and Survivors of The Concentration Camp, edited by Stuart Taberner and Dorothea Heiser (Rochester: Camden House 2014) diflucan tablets. The concentration camp at Dachau was the first established by the Nazis, opened shortly after Hitler came to power in 1933. It first held political prisoners, but later also forced […]

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Two Ph.D scholarships available from September 2015 for Leverhulme Trust project on literature and cosmopolitan memory

We are delighted to announce two full Ph.D scholarships linked to a major three-year research project led by Professor Stuart Taberner (German) and funded by the Leverhulme Trust entitled ‘Traumatic Pasts, Cosmopolitanism, and Nation-Building in Contemporary World Literature’. The project is also part of the Leeds-based Transnational Holocaust Memories network which connects as number of […]

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