Spring Season – Online Discussions on Digital Holocaust Memory

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Dear Colleagues

Happy (belated) New Year!

Despite the ongoing difficult circumstances that we are all facing, I sincerely hope that there is some joy to be found in 2021 for all of you, your family, friends, and colleagues.

I am pleased to announce a busy programme of online discussions this term related to Digital Holocaust Memory. You can register for free for each event via the relevant link below:

Spring Season – Online Discussions on Digital Holocaust Memory

The Future of Holocaust Memory – Friday 5th February 1.30-3.30pm (London Time, UTC+0)

Hosted by the University of Sussex, and the Sussex Weidenfeld Institute of Jewish Studies as part of the University’s Holocaust Memorial Day Programme.

Speakers:

Dr Tobias Ebbrecht-Hartmann, Lecturer in Visual Culture, Film and German Studies at the Hebrew University, Jerusalem

Michael Haley Goldman, Director of Future Projects at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

John Glancy, Executive Producer for Schools and Families, Imperial War Museums

Dr Iris Groschek, Head of Education, Neuengamme Concentration Camp Memorial

 

Playing the Holocaust II – Wednesday 17th February 4.30-6pm (London Time, UTC +0)

Speakers:

Luc Bernard, Games Designer and Director and Co-Founder of Arcade Distillery Games

Jörg Friedrich, Games Designer and Co-Founder of Paintbucket Games

Noemie Lopian, Daughter of Holocaust survivors, developing a game to tell her parents’ stories

Brian McDonald, Head of Games, Falmouth University

Angela Shapiro, Honorary Fellow at Glasgow Caledonian University/ Gathering the Voices

 

The Alt-Right, Holocaust Denial and Distortion Online – Friday 19th March 1.30-3pm (London Time, UTC +0)

Speakers:

Dr Joe Mulhall, Senior Researcher, HOPE not hate, UK

Dr Ceri Oeppen, Senior Lecturer in Human Geography, University of Sussex

Gideon Taylor, President of the Claims Conference

Dr Robert Topinka, Lecturer in Transnational Media and Cultural Studies, Birkbeck University

 

Virtual Holocaust Memorialisation – Monday 26th April 4-6pm (London Time, UTC +1)

Speakers:

Clarissa Ceglio, Associate Director of Research, Greenhouse Studios

Dr Anette Homlong Storeide, Researcher of WWII History and Memory Politics, Falstad Memorial Centre, Norway

Dr Tom Jackson, Lecturer in Digital Media and Academic Lead for Cultural Engagement with the Centre for Immersive Technologies, University of Leeds

Gerrit Netten, Project Lead Digital Projects, Anne Frank House, Amsterdam

Dr Stephen Slota, Associate Professor-in-Residence, University of Connecticut

Dr Stephen D. Smith, Finci-Viterbi Executive Director, USC Shoah Foundation

Ken Thompson, Games Designer and Educator

Professor Paul F.M.J Verschure, Research Professor, Catalan Institute of Advanced Studies.

 

The Holocaust and Social Media – Monday 17th May 1.30-3pm (London Time, UTC+1)

Speakers:

Dr Mykola Makhortykh, Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Bern

Professor Anna Menyhért, Professor of Trauma Studies, Budapest University of Jewish Studies

Dr Eva Pfanzelter, Associate Professor and Deputy Head of the Institute of Contemporary History and the Research Center of Digital Humanities, University of Innsbruck

Imogen Dalziel, Recent PhD Graduate from the Holocaust Research Institute at Royal Holloway, University of London

 

You can follow the Digital Holocaust Project at www.digitalholocaustmemory.com , on Twitter: @Holocaust_digi or on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DHMemoryProject/

Kindest wishes to you all

Dr. Victoria Grace Walden

Senior Lecturer in Media, University of Sussex