Holocaust and genocide: lectures, conference, book launch, awareness week

Posted by mjs76 at Sep 14, 2011 03:10 PM |
Stanley Burton Centre for Holocaust and Genocide Studies announces autumn programme of public events.

The Stanley Burton Centre for Holocaust and Genocide Studies is a specialist, non-profit teaching and research centre within our School of Historical Studies. The Centre not only provides research facilities for scholars but also works to promote public understanding and awareness of the Holocaust and subsequent genocides.

Public lecture, 21 September

Part of this public engagement work is the annual Aubrey Newman Lecture which this year will be delivered by Professor William A Schabas, Professor of International Law, Middlesex University. Professor Schabas, who is also President of the International Association of Genocide Scholars, will pose the question: 'Proving Genocidal Intent: Is it Really so Difficult?'

The Sixth Aubrey Newman Lecture takes place in the Ken Edwards Building, Lecture Theatre 3 at 5.30pm on Wednesday 21 September 2011. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Professor William A Schabas

Conference, 22-23 September

Over the subsequent two days the Stanley Burton Centre, in collaboration with our School of Law, plays host to an international and interdisciplinary conference, 'A Contextual View of Genocidal Intent'.

Speakers include Professor Schabas, Professor Paul Bartrop (Richard Stockton College, New Jersey), Professor Hans Vest (University of Bern) and other experts from Switzerland, New York, the Netherlands, Uganda and elsewhere.

Registration for this event, which is funded by the British Academy, is available via our online payments site. The fee is £75 for the full event or £50 without the conference dinner. For more information contact Dr Paul Behrens pk124@le.ac.uk or Dr Olaf Jensen oj6@le.ac.uk.

Holocaust Awareness Week, 24-27 October

Looking ahead to next month’s Holocaust Awareness Week, there are three public events planned by the Stanley Burton Centre.

  • On Monday 24 October, Ruth David from Leicester will present a public lecture entitled ‘A Young Girl’s Flight from the Holocaust’
  • On Tuesday 25 October there is a book launch for Accident of Fate – A Personal Account by Imre Rochlitz which will also include a discussion with his son, documentary film-maker Josef Rochlitz.
  • And on Thursday 27 October Professor David Cesarani (Royal Holloway, University of London) will present the 19th Annual Elchanan and Miriam Elkes Memorial Lecture on ‘Challenging the “Myth of Silence” - The impact of survivor writers and historians on early post war responses to the destruction of European Jewry’.

All these events are free and open to the public. They will all take place in the Ken Edwards Building, Lecture Theatre 3, starting at 5.30pm.