STANLEY BURTON CENTRE FOR HOLOCAUST STUDIES IN CO-OPERATION WITH THE WIENER LIBRARY, LONDON
THE 4TH AUBREY NEWMAN ANNUAL LECTURE & COLLOQUIUM 2009
BRITAIN AND THE HOLOCAUST – REMEMBERING AND REPRESENTING WAR & GENOCIDE
The Aubrey Newman Annual Lecture 2009:
Prof. Dan Stone (Royal Holloway, University of London):
'From Stockholm to Stockton: The Holocaust and/as Heritage in Britain'
Tuesday 5th May 2009, 17.30-18.30, University of Leicester, Ken Edwards Building, Lecture Theatre 3
Reception: 18.45-19.30, Charles Wilson Building, 5th Floor.
Colloquium associated with the Aubrey Newman Lecture Series:
Wednesday, 6th May, 2009, 9.00-16.30, University of Leicester, Charles Wilson Building, Belvoir Park Lounge, 2nd Floor.
Britain and the Holocaust – Remembering and Representing War & Genocide: The Impact of WWII & the Holocaust on Today’s Britain
This interdisciplinary colloquium aims to engage in recent research on Britain’s reactions to the Second World War and the Holocaust during and after the ‘Third Reich’. It will focus mainly on questions of memory, remembering, and representation and its implications for today’s Britain. Papers presented will address how individuals and collectives as well as Britain as a whole has reacted, memorised and come to terms with the Second World War and the Holocaust, and what impact the Holocaust still has on every day live. Main areas of discussion will be commemorations, film and television, exhibitions and Jewish communities.
9.00-9.15 Welcome Addresses
Panel I: The Holocaust – Auschwitz and Beyond
Chair: Olaf Jensen (University of Leicester)
1. Duncan Little (Journalist; Portlooe, UK) – The British Soldiers who Witnessed Mass Murder in Auschwitz
2. Mark Donnelly (St Mary’s College London) – ‘We should do something for the fiftieth’: Remembering Auschwitz, Belsen and the Holocaust in Britain in 1995
10.15-10.30 Coffee Break
Panel II: The Holocaust on Television & Film
Chair: Chris Szejnmann (Loughborough University)
3. Tim Cole (University of Bristol) – ‘Marvellous raisins in a badly-cooked cake’: British reactions to the screening of Holocaust
4. Matthew Feldman (University of Northampton) – Trying to say the unsayable: the Holocaust and Mainstream Films Since 1992
11.30-12.00 Coffee Break
Panel III: The Holocaust in Exhibitions
Chair: Dan Stone (Royal Holloway, London)
5. Antoine Capet (Université de Rouen, France) – Holocaust Art at the Imperial War Museum (IWM), 1945-2009
6. Rebecca Jinks (Royal Holloway, London) – Holocaust Memory and Contemporary Atrocities: The IWM’s Holocaust Exhibition and Crimes Against Humanity Exhibition
13.00-14.00 LUNCH Break (Senior Common Room 5th Floor)
Panel IV: The Holocaust and the Post-War Impact on Jews and non-Jews
Chair: Ben Barkow (Director Wiener Library, London)
7. Caroline Sharples (University of Leicester) – Holocaust on Trial: British Responses to the Nuremberg Tribunal, 1945-46
8. Gilbert N. Kahn (Kean University, New Jersey, USA) – Anglo-Jewry’s Responses to Contemporary Anti-Semitism in Light of the Holocaust
15.00-15.30 Coffee Break
Panel V: The Holocaust and Remembrance
Chair: Tom McKay (University of Leicester)
9. Andy Pearce (Royal Holloway, London) – Britain’s Holocaust Memorial Day: Inculcating “British” or “European” Holocaust Consciousness?
10. Claudia Puttfarken (University of Sussex) – The ‘Singularity of the Holocaust’ in the Context of Global Holocaust Memory: The Holocaust Memorial Day in Britain 2001-2007
16.30 Coffee Break and End of Workshop
NB: Both occasions are free of charge but please register through the form on our website.
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