This website contains information about a series of interrelated research projects on Holocaust memory led by staff from the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures at the University of Leeds. Our research is interdisciplinary, engaged and international in its scope, and our projects are run in collaboration with a range of academic and non-academic partners, including the South African Holocaust and Genocide Foundation (pictured above and left), the USC Shoah Foundation, the National Holocaust Centre and Museum, the Bergen-Belsen Memorial Site and the Anne Frank House.

Our projects involve postgraduate students who regularly lead events and undertake internships with our partner organisations in the UK, South Africa and Rwanda. These include the students funded by the AHRC through the White Rose College of the Arts and Humanities (WRoCAH) network on The Future of Holocaust Memory.

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Recent Blog Posts

Virtual Holocaust Memoryscapes Workshop at Neuengamme and Bergen-Belsen

In June the Virtual Holocaust Memoryscapes project held a three day workshop in Germany at the sites of the former concentration camps of Neuengamme and Bergen-Belsen. The workshop brought together an international team including representatives from the memorial sites, as well as Camp Westerbork and the Anne Frank House in the Netherlands, the National Holocaust Centre and Museum […]


Literature Review: Mobilising the Past to Support Human Rights and the UN Sustainable Development Goals

This literature review (click link), authored by Emma Parker (University of Leeds) has been compiled as part of the AHRC-funded project, ‘Mobilising Multidirectional Memory to Build more Resilient Communities in South Africa’ (Taberner and Boswell, 2017). It offers a selective annotated bibliography of scholarship, projects and literature examining how memories of dark pasts intersect with both […]


Conference Report: Mobilising Histories of Discrimination, Persecution and Genocide to Make Progress Towards the Sustainable Development Goals

The ‘Mobilising Histories’ conference, held at the Johannesburg Holocaust and Genocide Centre, brought together a number of projects funded by the UK’s Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) which ask how arts-based interventions can build and mobilise human rights cultures with-in post-conflict societies. The two-day event featured reflections from NGO and CSO practitioners, along with academic […]