The Stanley Burton Centre for Holocaust and Genocide Studies

The Burton Centre is a non-profit teaching and research centre within the School of History at the University of Leicester and it is the oldest Holocaust research centre in the UK.

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The Stanley Burton Centre for Holocaust Studies was founded in 1990, and refounded under its present name in 1993 under the auspices of the Burton Trusts. The name was extended to 'Genocide Studies' in 2011

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The Stanley Burton Centre
School of History
University of Leicester
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Leicester LE1 7RH

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News in the Centre

You can listen to Dr Alex Korb and his students at BBC Radio Leicester [beginning at 24:40] promoting the Student Exhibition - War Time Photography Launched on 22 March 2017, David Wilson Library Reading Room

SBC Seminar Series: February y8, 4pm, SR1: Svetlana Suveica on the Holocaust in Romania

Professor Dirk Moses (University of Sydney) will give the Stanley Burton Centre's public lecture for Holocaust Awareness Week on "The Colonial Origins of Nazi Genocide". The lecture takes place on Tuesday, 24th January at 6pm at the Fraser Noble Hall.

Dr Paul Moore will give a talk at the Centre for German-Jewish Studies, University of Sussex on Thursday 8 December under the title 'The Popular Press in Postwar Germany: The Bild Newspaper as Historical Source'

Professor Bill Niven (Nottingham Trent University) will give a Burton Centre public lecture at the university on Tuesday 8 November, 5.30pm. The talk, '"Filth of the Worst Kind': Hitler's Reactions to Nazi-Period Films", will be held in Ken Edwards Lecture Theatre 3. All are welcome, no registration required.

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.