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Anti-Semitism in Romania and Moldova to be examined in upcoming workshop

Anti-Semitism in Romania and Moldova to be examined in upcoming workshop

Posted by ap507 at Jun 25, 2014 02:55 PM |

Stanley Burton Centre for Holocaust Studies Collaborative Outreach Workshop to take place Wednesday 2 July

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Research and theatre to tell the stories of the Rwandan genocide

Research and theatre to tell the stories of the Rwandan genocide

Posted by ap507 at May 22, 2014 12:48 PM |

Concluding events for the ‘Rwanda Remembered’ seminar series to take place Wednesday 28 May

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Department of Criminology collaboration with filmmaker on Revenge documentary

Posted by rk191 at May 07, 2014 02:50 PM |

The Department of Criminology have recently begun collaboration with documentary filmmaker Rex Bloomstein, and his co-producer Justin Temple, on an academically informed feature-length documentary on Revenge. Bloomstein, who is an Honorary Visiting Fellow within the Department, has received University of Leicester funding to contribute towards the development and research stage of this pioneering documentary exploring, from a range of disciplinary perspectives, the human motivation of revenge. The proposed documentary entitled Revenge: A Journey in Five Chapters will draw together international experts and scholars to explore the multi-faceted, and under-researched, topic of human revenge, and looks at this using examples from revenge sought for infidelity in a relationship, to a rampage of destruction in response to perceived social injustice, to even the role that revenge may play politically in warfare. 

The Department of Criminology is seeking involvement from academics from other departments within the University, whose interest and expertise broadly touch upon the topic of revenge, in all its diverse interpretations and applications. Rex Bloomstein and Justin Temple will be meeting to discuss the film project, and the University’s involvement in this, on 12 June 2014 at 1pm in the Department of Criminology.

If you are interested in research on revenge and related research areas, and would like to come along to discuss the project over lunch, please contact Dr Sarah Hodgkinson for further details on sf101@le.ac.uk 

It is hoped that this will be a great opportunity both for the University of Leicester, and for academics within the University, to be associated with such an ambitious and exciting film project in collaboration with such a critically acclaimed and groundbreaking filmmaker. Anticipated academic outcomes from this collaboration include seminars and a one-day conference showcasing both the film and the research of academics (both from within and outside the University), and an edited book collating academic commentary papers based on the collaboration. 

Rex Bloomstein has been making innovative documentaries about crime and punishment, the Holocaust, human ‘evil’ and Human Rights for almost four decades. For more information on his work please refer to his profile on the Department of Criminology website and his own filmography at http://www.rexentertainment.co.uk/

'The Expressionist Ludwig Meidner: Exile, Creativity and Holocaust Awareness'

New Walk Museum and Art Gallery, Leicester - 14 May 2014, 05:30PM - 06:30PM

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The Great War...Lest We Forget?

The Great War...Lest We Forget?

Posted by ap507 at Feb 21, 2014 11:55 AM |

Recap of the Leicester Exchanges live debate, which took place at Sixty One Whitehall, London, on Wednesday 19 February 2014

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