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Contesting/Contested Memories: The Holocaust in the Twenty-First Century

Date: 9-11 February 2012 Time: 12.30 pm

Venue: Bowland North Seminar Room 2 and FASS, Meeting Room 2

The Dynamics of Memories Research Group are holding a two day conference on the Holocaust in February 2012.

Presentation Sessions will be held at Lancaster University

Papers presented at the conference to include:-

  • Malgorzata Fabiszak (Poznan, Poland), 'Memory and Commemoration in Text and Image'
  • Lars Fischer (CJCR, Cambridge, UK), 'Socialists grappling with the Shoah: Early Post-War Responses'
  • Andre Gingrich (Vienna, Austria), 'Racism, Modernist Theories and 'Applied' Practices: Anthropology in Germany and Austria during the Nazi years (1933-1945)'
  • David I. Hanauer (Pennsylvania, USA) 'The Discursive Construction of the Stolper Steine Memorial Project: Official, Educational and Familial Meanings'
  • Dovid Katz (Vilnius, Lithuania), 'The Prague Declaration: Writing the Holocaust out of History'
  • Andreas Musolff, (Norwich, UK) - 'Metaphorization of Holocaust memory and false historical analogy in antisemitic discourse'
  • David Seymour (Lancaster, UK) 'The Visibility of the Holocaust and the Invisibility of Antisemitism'
  • Tracey Skillington (Cork, Ireland), 'UN Holocaust Commemoration in a Post-Secular Age'
  • Karin Stoeger (Vienna, Austria), 'Antisemitism in Austrian Media Discourses on the Financial Crisis'
  • Ruth Wodak (Lancaster, UK), '"That is how it is written in the schoolbooks!": Calculated ambivalence and Holocaust denial in Austria'

The Presentation Panels will be followed by a Round Table Discussion and public event at The Dukes Theatre, Lancaster

The conference is FREE to attend

Contact: Please register by contacting Oliver Wilkinson by 9 January 2012

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Who can attend: Anyone


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Organising departments and research centres: Dynamics of Memories, History, Law, Linguistics and English Language


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