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 Berlin) focusing on memory, monuments, riots and the former Yugoslavia (14 and 15 Nov 2016). For further details please click here.
Remembering the Holocaust and Genocide in the Digital Age (September 2016)
This programme of public events took place at the Johannesburg Holocaust and Genocide Centre from 5-13 September 2016. Events included:
- Documentary Film Screening: Living in Auschwitz and Koźminek — unknown history, Jews
- Workshop: Holocaust Memory in Poland: Documentary Films and Digital Technologies
- Workshop: The Future of Holocaust Memory in the Digital Age
- Plenary lecture: Imagining Virtual Survivor Testimony: Memory and Education in the Digital Age
- Workshop: Curating Genocide Museums: Storytelling, Objects and Re-enactments
- Postgraduate workshop: Confronting Difficult Pasts
- Workshop: German Holocaust Memorial Sites in the Digital Age
- Academic symposium: Interpreting Trauma and Violence in Africa
- Workshop: Connective Generations: The Family after Atrocity
Transnational Holocaust Memory Conference (January 2015)
Recognizing that Holocaust ‘memory’ (in the broadest sense) is increasingly shaped by transnational forces such as mass migration, global travel and tourism, economic globalization, digital media and the internet, this international conference explored the future of Holocaust memory in shifting international contexts.
- Videos from the conference are available here.
- The programme is available here.
- Abstracts and speaker biographies are available here.
The conference included twelve academic panels, three plenary sessions, a postgraduate workshop and the following free public events:
- Plenary panel with Marianne Hirsch, Leo Spitzer, Eva Hoffman and Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela.
- Falling to our Knees, a 15 minute play by young people from Escape Contemporary Youth Theatre working in collaboration with Theatre Company Blah Blah Blah, followed by a Q&A session with the director and cast.
- Germany’s Confrontation with the Holocaust in a Global Context, an AHRC-funded public exhibition.