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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School of Historical Studies
University of Leicester
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Leicester LE1 7RH

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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