Playing the Holocaust
Friday 20th November 4-5:30pm (London Time, UTC 0)
What role might games and play have in the future of Holocaust memory? Holocaust-themed computer games have provoke controversy, reigniting historical debates about the appropriateness of representation. Nevertheless, little of this criticism has engaged with a deep understanding of the specificities of computation, digital cultures, gaming or play.
In this academic panel, the first of two web events related to playing the Holocaust, scholars working in the UK, the Netherlands, Denmark and Germany will share their positions on this topic before we open up to wider discussion amongst participants. Part II, which we plan to host in February 2021, will see those responsible for designing game and play experiences sharing their perspectives on this topic.
The event is free to attend and as always will be recorded and posted in short videos on the Digital Holocaust Memory blog. Registration is essential and can be accessed via the link below.
For more details, visit: https://digitalholocaustmemory.wordpress.com/playing-the-holocaust-i-online-roundtable/
We look forward to welcoming you to the discussion.
You can access our archived events about digital Holocaust archives, commemorating Holocaust sites online, an academic panel on digital Holocaust memory, and museum professionals discuss how they responded to Covid restrictions on the blog: https://digitalholocaustmemory.wordpress.com/blog-menu/
Dr Victoria Grace Walden
Sussex Weidenfeld Institute of Jewish Studies / School of Media, Arts and Humanities
University of Sussex, UK