Lecture: Holocaust Memory and Britain’s Religious-Secular Landscape

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March 24, 2021
Massachusetts, United States
Subject Fields: 
British History / Studies, European History / Studies, Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies, Jewish History / Studies, Social Sciences

The Elie Wiesel Center for Jewish Studies at Boston University continues its lecture series: Encounters with Holocaust, Genocide, and Human Rights Studies. Two upcoming talks from David Tollerton (University of Exeter) and Mark Geraghty (University College London) will address this year’s series theme of “Politics of Genocide” by examining Holocaust memory in Britain and ideological battles in the aftermath of the Rwandan genocide.
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On Wednesday, March 24th at 4pm, Jewish Studies Professor David Tollerton (University of Exeter) will give a talk called “Holocaust Memory and Britain’s Religious-Secular Landscape.” He will offers a broad survey of twenty-first century Holocaust memory in British public life. A particular focal point will be a new memorial project in central London and the ways in which its development has reflected Britain’s religious-secular landscape. 
Encounters with Holocaust, Genocide, and Human Rights Studies 
David Tollerton on 
“Holocaust Memory and Britain’s Religous-Secular Landscape”

Wednesday, March 24th 
4-5:15pm on Zoom
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About the Speaker:
David Tollerton is Senior Lecturer in Jewish Studies and Contemporary Religion at the University of Exeter. He was recently awarded a Leverhulme Research Fellowship for his work on religious responses to the Holocaust. His book, Holocaust Memory and the Religious-Secular Landscape of Contemporary Britain, was published by Routledge in 2020. 
About the Moderator:
Abigail Gillman is Professor of Hebrew, German and Comparative Literature, and affiliated faculty in the Graduate Faculty of Religion and in Jewish Studies at Boston University.  Gillman’s scholarship focuses on Jewish literature and culture of the German-speaking world.  She has lectured and published on Kafka; Schnitzler; Freud; Mendelssohn; Buber; Rosenzweig; and on Holocaust memory and monuments. 
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Elie Wiesel Center for Jewish Studies

Boston University College of Arts and Sciences

147 Bay State Rd. 

Boston, MA 02215



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