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Director and Core Group

Dr Alexander Korb Director (on leave)
Modern European History
Dr Paul Moore Acting Director
Modern European History

Dr Larissa Allwork

Modern European History


Dr Fransiska Louwagie
School of Modern Languages 2684
Dr Irina Marin Modern European History
Professor Aubrey Newman Honorary Associate Director (Emeritus) 2804
Dr Svenja Bethke Lecturer in Modern European History
Dr Sarah Hodgkinson Senior Lecturer in Criminology 5777
Dr Martin Stern MD (retired)

Associate Members

Dr Rabah Aissaoui School of Modern Languages 2686
Dr Viv Golding School of Museum Studies 3975
Dr Jovan Byford Psychologie (Open University)
Professor Yvonne Jewkes Department of Criminology 5705
Dr Janet Marstine School of Museum Studies 3971
Dr Victoria Stewart School of English 2634
Dr Simona Storchi School of Modern Languages 2654

Advisory Board

Professor Donald Bloxham University of Edinburgh
Professor Christopher Browning UNC Chapel Hill
Professor Elizabeth Harvey University of Nottingham
Professor Dan Stone Royal Holloway, University of London
Professor Chris Szejnmann Loughborough University
Dr Anton Weiss-Wendt HL Senteret Oslo

Honorary Associate Members


  • Ruth David
  • Dr Olaf Jensen
  • Dr Caroline Sharples

  • PhD Students

    Thomas Mckay (graduated 2012)
    Stefanie Rauch (graduated 2015)
    Christina Winkler (graduated 2016)
    Anna Scanlon
    Josh Cohen

    Namak Khoshnaw
    Nadine Tauchner

    Student Volunteers Supervisor

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    Lauren Parsons
    7457 Research Assistance

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    News in the Centre

    The Stanley Burton Centre for Holocaust and Genocide Studies is pleased to announce it's first event for the academic year Jewish Leicester. The event is a collaboration with Leicester Hebrew Congregation and several academic centres within the University. The project hopes to uncover an interesting and rich history of Judaism within Leicester with many exciting dissertations being produced by SBC students.  Please feel free to come along on:  Thursday, 6th October from 7:15pm at the Leicester Hebrew Congregation, Highfield Street, Leicester, LE2 1AD 

    The School of Modern Languages, the Stanley Burton Centre and the Centre for Medical Humanities are organising a film screening and talk with Belgian journalist Colette Braeckman on reporting sexual violence in DRC on 4 May 2016.

    This year's Holocaust Awareness Week (4-10 February) takes as its theme refugees, migration and integration. Details here

    We welcome our new colleague Dr Svenja Bethke to the team of the SBC. Her fascinating work on legal norms in the Nazi Ghettos will inspire colleagues and students alike

    This year's Holocaust commemoration (HMD) includes three events with Aubrey Newman

    Alex Korb quoted in a story on why the Yasidi Genocide claim receives little Western support: The Media Line

    Fransiska Louwagie and Caroline Sharples develop 'Across the Seasons - Memory matters today', a research project funded by the Toni Schiff Memorial Fund, in collaboration with CCM Theatre.

    Alex Korb joined the Academic Advisory Board of the National Holocaust Centre and Museum

    The SBC has joined the Association of Holocaust Organizations

    John K. Cox reviewed Alexander Korb's recent book in the Slavic Review

    We are very pleased to announce that the Stanley Burton Centre's director, Dr. Alexander Korb, has been promoted to the post of Senior Lecturer here at the University of Leicester's School of History. This is both a great achievement in itself, and recognition of Alex's research achievements and publishing record to date.