About

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

Serbian television interview

Dr Matthew Boswell recently gave an extended interview on N1 (the broadcast partner of CNN for Serbia, Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina) with the activist, academic and curator Noa Treister. In the interview they discussed Holocaust memory, the memory of the Yugoslav Wars, and broader trends in global memory culture.

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EAHS Conference 13th – 16th November 2017, Kraków

With the support of White Rose College of the Arts and Humanities (WRoCAH), three PhD students from the ‘Future of Holocaust Memory’ network – Emily-Rose Baker, Michael Holden, and Diane Otosaka – were given the opportunity to attend this year’s European Association for Holocaust Studies Conference in Kraków, Poland, titled ‘Current Research on Auschwitz History […]

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Virtual Holocaust Memoryscapes

Dr Matthew Boswell will lead a new research project entitled Virtual Holocaust Memoryscapes: Scoping the Creation of Immersive, Spatial Archives of the Bergen-Belsen and Neuengamme Memorial Sites, funded by the AHRC/EPSRC Research and Partnership Development call for the Next Generation of Immersive Experiences. This project represents phase 1 of a larger project that will ultimately […]

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