Past events

Life Writing and Human Rights Symposium, Knowledge Exchange and Public Discussion Panel (June 2017)

These events took place at the Johannesburg Holocaust and Genocide centre from the 14-15th June. They were organised around a series of questions asking how do diverse forms of life narratives respond to the twentieth-century formulation of human rights? In these self-representations can we see, as Joseph Slaughter claims, that ‘ours is at once the Age of Human Rights and the Age of Human Rights Abuse’ (Human Rights Inc., 2007)? They included:

These events were generously supported by the White Rose College of the Arts and Humanities and Leeds for Life 

Remembering the Holocaust and Genocide in the Digital Age (September 2016)

This programme of public events took place at the Johannesburg Holocaust and Genocide Centre from 5-13 September 2016. Events included:


This programme was kindly supported by the UK’s Arts and Humanities Research Council and the University of Leeds.


JHGC September 2016 for web


Transnational Holocaust Memory Conference (January 2015)

Recognizing that Holocaust ‘memory’ (in the broadest sense) is increasingly shaped by transnational forces such as mass migration, global travel and tourism, economic globalization, digital media and the internet, this international conference explored the future of Holocaust memory in shifting international contexts.

The conference included twelve academic panels, three plenary sessions, a postgraduate workshop and the following free public events:


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