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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 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.

    Dr Christian Gudehus, "Reframing Slavery", Monday, November 30, 5pm, Salisbry Rds 5,

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

    The School of History's newest colleague, Dr. Svenja Bethke, will give a public lecture on Thursday 5 November on the ghettos in Nazi-occupied Poland. Details here

    Dr. Christopher Dillon (King's College, London) will give a public lecture on Tuesday 27 October on the Dachau SS. Details here

    The SBC mourns the loss of its friend and associate Professor David Cesarani, who passed away on 25 October at the age of 58. Rest in peace, David.

    Paul Moore will present at the conference "Probing the Limits of Categorization: The 'Bystander' in Holocaust History", in Amsterdam, 24-26 September

    Paul Moore and Alex Korb will present at this year's German Studies Association conference in Washington, DC

    Paul Moore spoke at the conference "The Carceral Archipelago: transnational circulations in global perspective, 1415-1960" at the University of Leicester, 13-16 September

    The SBC mourns the loss of its friend and associate Sara Elkes, who passed away in the morning of September 8. Rest in peace, Sara!

    Alex Korb in the Leicester Mercury on the City Council's boycott of goods from the Israeli settlements

    Alex Korb joins a panel on the legacy of the first droping of nuclear bomb in Hiroshima on the BBC Leicester (min. 14)

    Our volunteer Lauren Rowe has been invited to attend to a reception at the Hendon Holocaust Survivors' Centre in recognition of her work for the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust

    Alex Korb on the verdict of Auschwitz-warden Gröning in TBS eFM Radio Korea

    We're hiring! Lectureship & Teaching Fellowship in 20th Century European History (23.7.)

    New Research Opportunities! PhD- and MRes-Scholarships (31.7.)

    The SBC has joined the Association of Holocaust Organizations

    May 21: Alex Korb presents on postwar journalism at the University of Vienna and on the Jasenovac Camp at Romano Centro

    Paul Shapiro, director of the USHMM's Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies will visit the SBC to talk to staff and students, May 18, 2:45pm

    Aubrey Newman, Alexander Korb, Jack Douglass, May 13, 7pm: Belsen 1945

    Dirk Moses on how genocide forged to post-war order, May 12, 5pm

    Jack Douglass, student volunteer supervisor, took part in the commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the Belsen Concentration Camp

    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.

    Vian Dakhil, an Iraqi MP spoke at the SBC about the Genocide of the Yazidi people. A full statement can be found here.

    We are pleased to announced our Holocaust Awareness lecture series for 2015. For full details see our poster.

    Alex Korb discusses the Armenian Genocide on the BBC (at 2:10)

    The Department of Sociology is calling for Papers for their conference on Revenge to be held in September. For more details about the conference, and the wider collaboration into the study of revenge, please visit their website: or contact them on

    We thank for another generous book donation for the our Library!

    Joint Seminar from the Centre for Urban History and the Stanley Burton Centre: Prof. Alexander Nützenadel (Humboldt University Berlin): will be speaking on: 'Capitalism from below. Urban real estate markets and homeownership in Europe around 1900'. 4 March 2015, 17:00-18:30 Seminar Room, 5 Salisbury Road