Sadler Seminar Series: Confronting Traumatic Pasts

The exciting line-up of speakers for this year’s Sadler seminar series on ‘Confronting Traumatic Pasts’ includes Ann Rigney (14 Feb 2017), Jacqueline Rose and Chiara De Cesari (29 March 2017) and Astrid Erll (2 May 2017). View the full programme here. Things kick off with a lecture and postgraduate workshop led by Dr Gal Kirn (ICI […]

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Curating Genocide Museums: Storytelling, Objects and Re-enactments

Venue: Johannesburg Holocaust and Genocide Centre 7 September 2016, 15.00 – 17.00 How can genocide be represented in museum storytelling? How do material objects give a testimony? What kinds of historical re-enactments might an institution such as the Johannesburg Holocaust and Genocide Centre look to in the writing of its histories? Looking at comparative challenges that […]

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Connective Generations: The Family after Atrocity

Venue: Johannesburg Holocaust and Genocide Centre 12 September, 19.00 – 21.00 Do you have papers, photographs or objects that relate to your family’s experiences during the Holocaust or another violent past? Have these intrigued you, or made you want to respond to them? This workshop, led by Dr Lizzie Oliver (University of Leeds) will bring together […]

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German Holocaust Memorial Sites in the Digital Age

Venue: Johannesburg Holocaust and Genocide Centre 8 September 2016, 14.00 – 16.00 In the past decade there has been a marked increase in the use of digital resources at German Holocaust memorial sites and in their online presence. But how has digital technology influenced the ways in which German sites commemorate the Nazi past? Of particular […]

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Imagining Virtual Survivor Testimony: Memory and Education in the Digital Age

Venue: Johannesburg Holocaust and Genocide Centre 6 September 2016, 19.30 – 21.30 USC Shoah Foundation Executive Director Stephen D. Smith explores the world’s largest collection of video testimony housed within the Visual History Archive. The presentation centers upon the landscape of survivor testimony and how the human component prevails within this current moment of technological innovation […]

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The Future of Holocaust Memory in the Digital Age

Venue: Johannesburg Holocaust and Genocide Centre 6 September 2016, 14.00 – 16.00 In this exploratory workshop, led by Dr Stephen D. Smith (Executive Director, USC Shoah Foundation) and Dr Matthew Boswell (University of Leeds), participants will be invited to respond to short ‘provocations’ that will allow us to explore how new technological innovations will shape Holocaust […]

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Holocaust Memory in Poland: Documentary Films and Digital Technologies

Venue: Johannesburg Holocaust and Genocide Centre 6 September 2016, 10.00 – 12.00 This interactive workshop will be led by the makers of a short documentary film, Living in Auschwitz, which will be screened at the Johannesburg Holocaust and Genocide Centre on Monday 5 September. Focusing on the use of film in educational settings, Aleksandra Kubica will […]

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Postgraduate workshop: Confronting Difficult Pasts

Venue: Johannesburg Holocaust and Genocide Centre 8 September 2016, 09.00 – 13.00 ‘Confronting Difficult Pasts’ reflects on the generation of cultural memory in the aftermath of political struggle. In this seminar we will reflect on emerging modes of fiction, film and life writing in traumatised societies, and in their evolving memorialisation cultures. We will consider the […]

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Symposium: Interpreting Violence and Trauma in Africa

Venue: Johannesburg Holocaust and Genocide Centre 12 September 2016, 09.00 – 17.00 This symposium for researchers, students, activists and artists forms part of a two week event programme being run by the University of Leeds and the Johannesburg Holocaust and Genocide Centre from 5 to 14 September 2016. Over the past two decades, violence and trauma have saturated […]

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