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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Holocaust Survivor Testimony and the Future of Memory Workshop

The National Holocaust Centre and Museum, 7th February 2018, report by Kate Marrison Earlier this year, academics and postgraduate researchers met with staff at The National Holocaust Centre and Museum for a one day workshop entitled Holocaust Survivor Testimony and the Future of Memory. The aim of the workshop was to allow researchers from across […]

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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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Call for Papers

  Archives of Resistance: Cosmopolitanism, Memory and World Literature Three-Day International Conference University of Leeds, June 20-22 2018 The rise to prominence of the field of ‘world literature’ is simultaneous with that of cosmopolitanism and memory studies. Often examined separately, they are in many ways connected. On the one hand, world literature might be understood […]

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Notes from Johannesburg: Life Narratives and Human Rights Symposium, June 2017

  Three postgraduate interns from the University of Leeds, Emily Paul, Maya Caspari and Ruth Daly, along with postgraduate and research assistant Emma Parker, convened in Johannesburg this June to organise an academic symposium on ‘Life Narratives and Human Rights’. The event, aimed at students, academics, teachers and artists took place at the Johannesburg Holocaust […]

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Leeds postgraduates complete internships in South Africa

  This summer three postgraduate students from the University of Leeds completed successful internships with the South African Holocaust and Genocide Foundation (SAHGF), as part of the AHRC project ‘Mobilising Multidirectional Memory to Build More Resilient Communities in South Africa’. Maya Caspari (School of English and School of Languages, Culture and Societies), Ruth Daly (School […]

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