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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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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