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
Hosted by the University of Sussex, and the Sussex Weidenfeld Institute of Jewish Studies as part of the University’s Holocaust Memorial Day Programme.
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
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
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
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.
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
Kindest wishes to you all
Dr. Victoria Grace Walden
Senior Lecturer in Media, University of Sussex