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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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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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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