Across the Seasons - Memory Matters Today

Drama and research project on memory education funded by Toni Schiff Memorial Fund

Fransiska Louwagie (School of Modern Languages and Stanley Burton Centre for Holocaust and Genocide Studies) will be leading an interdisciplinary project entitled ‘Across the Seasons - Memory Matters Today’, funded by the Toni Schiff Memorial Fund. This is a joint project with Caroline Sharples from the School of Humanities and Social Science at the University of Central Lancashire, in conjunction with drama company CCM Theatre.

Through drama and educational workshops in secondary schools, the project aims to see how Holocaust and genocide education can incorporate a focus on memory politics and practices in order to provide students with a better understanding of the role and uses of memory, enabling them to participate in memory processes in a more conscious manner and to take increased ownership of their understanding of the past. It promotes the critical and active engagement of young people in the field of memory, exploring new avenues for Holocaust education and translating academic research perspectives to the classroom. CCM Theatre previously collaborated to the 'Rwanda Remembered' seminar series, for which they produced the play 'Spring Forward'.

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