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The British Association for Holocaust Studies ― Fifth Annual Conference

Photograph: Entrance to the former Dachau concentration camp. © Imogen Dalziel

The fifth annual British Association for Holocaust Studies (BAHS) Conference is an opportunity for scholars and educators to engage in dialogue, and to acknowledge their shared project of promoting understanding of the Holocaust.

Taking place at the University of Leeds, the BAHS conference will bring together scholars, educators and practitioners from different disciplines to address current debates and developments in the field, including:

  • the place of children in the history and memory of the Holocaust
  • legal questions relating to the Holocaust
  • creating and challenging taboos
  • learning from and interpreting objects and material traces
  • understanding perpetrators
  • making use of and/or responding to oral testimony
  • digital culture
  • Holocaust pedagogy in different national and institutional contexts

Keynote speakers:

Professor Doris Bergen (Chancellor Rose and Ray Wolfe Professor of Holocaust Studies, University of Toronto); historical advisor to the National Holocaust Monument/Monument national de l’Holocauste, Ottawa, Canada

Professor Peter Davies (Professor of Modern German Studies, University of Edinburgh); author of Witness between Languages: The Translation of Holocaust Testimonies in Context (2018)

Dr James Jordan (Karten Lecturer, Parkes Institute for Jewish/non-Jewish Relations, University of Southampton);author of From Nuremberg to Hollywood: the Holocaust in the Courtroom of American Fictive Film (2015)

The full conference programme can be downloaded here.

Registration is available for the full three day conference or day rates are available for each of the days. Please follow the links below to register:

Full Three Day Rate: £95

Day Rate 24th July: £40

Day Rate 25th July: £40

Day Rate 26th July (2pm finish): £20

The conference dinner will take place at Thai Edge on Wednesday 25 July, 7pm (cost £25). Register and pay for the conference dinner here.

Please contact Dominic Williams at britishholocauststudies@gmail.com for further information.

Image: Entrance to the former Dachau concentration camp. © Imogen Dalziel

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