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Holocaust Memorial Day 2016

Submitted by Paul Jackson

On the afternoon of Friday 22 January, the university will mark Holocaust Memorial Day. The afternoon’s events will feature a talk by a leading expert on the Holocaust, Professor Tom Lawson, as well as a contribution from a current Research Student, Siobhán Hyland, on her research project related to war criminals and the Holocaust.

The event starts with a ceremony at 12.30 outside the main cafeteria on Park Campus, and moves to Sunley Conference Centre from 1.00 where there will also be a buffet lunch.

The event is open to staff and students across the university, and the public too.

Further information

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From Cassin to Adorjan: Trauma Working Group Welcomes University of Melbourne Scholar

On the 27 June I paid a visit to Birkbeck College, University of London to see Yale University Professor  Jay Winter deliver a great lecture on Rene Cassin, one of the leading legal figures writing the text and orchestrating the political process which led to the inauguration of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948).

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School of the Arts Scholars to Represent The University of Northampton at University of Zaragoza ‘Acts of Remembrance’ Conference

Funded by a Santander Award Dr Sonya Andermahr and Dr Larissa Allwork will be representing the University of Northampton at the University of Zaragoza conference, ‘Acts of Remembrance in Contemporary Narratives in English: Opening the Past for the Future’.

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University represented at Holocaust Memory Re-visited conference

Submitted by Dr. Larissa Allwork.

School of the Arts researcher Dr Larissa Allwork will be representing the University of Northampton at the internationally prestigious ‘Holocaust Memory Re-visited’ conference at Uppsala University in Sweden (21-23 March 2013).  Dr Allwork will be contributing her research on British/Lithuanian Holocaust memorialisation efforts to the Uppsala conference which addresses recent cultural endeavors to depict and commemorate the Holocaust and Nazi era crimes.  Dr Allwork is currently working with Professor Janet Wilson on the EU-Marie Curie funded Centre of Home and Belonging project and Dr Sonya Andermahr’s Working Group for Interdisciplinary Research in Trauma, Narrative and Performance.