Panel discussion: Multidirectional Memory? National Holocaust Memorials and (Post-)Colonial Legacies.

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June 11, 2019
United Kingdom
Subject Fields: 
Art, Art History & Visual Studies, Colonial and Post-Colonial History / Studies, Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies, Public History, Human Rights


How do colonial history, the Second World War, and the Holocaust intersect? As Britain embarks on the creation of a National Holocaust Memorial, there have been calls for the creation of a memorial to, and a museum of, Britain’s historical involvement in slavery, its colonial past, and their legacies. Meanwhile, scholarship such as Michael Rothberg’s Multidirectional Memory has argued that Holocaust remembrance also has the potential to open up routes for commemorating other contested national pasts. This panel will enable a dialogue between scholars of the Holocaust, colonialism, and the British Empire to reflect on national and transnational legacies. With Avril Alba, Yasmin Khan, and Tom Lawson. Chaired by Tamar Garb.

Followed by wine reception. This panel discussion is jointly organised by the UCL Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS) and the German Historical Institute London (GHIL), and is part of the GHIL's Contested Histories seminar series (summer term 2019). 

All welcome. Please note that there may be photography and/or audio recording at some events and that admission is on a first come first served basis. 

Date and time: 

11 June 2019, 5:30-7:30


University College London (UCL)
IAS Common Ground (G11)
Gower Street
United Kingdom

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Dr Stefanie Rauch

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