Monthly Archives: March 2017

The Efficacy of International Criminal Tribunals as Recorders of History from Nuremberg to The Hague – Dr Guénaël Mettraux

The event below might be of interest to network members in the Lancaster area: ‘The efficacy of international criminal tribunals as recorders of history from Nuremberg to The Hague’ – Dr Guénaël Mettraux Date: 21 March 2017, 6pm Venue: Cavendish Lecture Theatre, Lancaster University Speaker: Prof. Dr. Guénaël Mettraux The Iredell Lectuer in Law and […]

Christian Karner and Bram Mertens: The Use and Abuse of Memory

Network member Christian Karner’s co-edited volume on ‘The Use and Abuse of Memory’ is likely to be of particular interest in our preparations for Workshop 3 on the ‘Politics of Culture as Testimony’ (22 May 2017, University of Nottingham) Edited by Christian Karner and Bram Mertens, The Use and Abuse of Memory: Interpreting World War […]

Éva Kovács: Thoughts on Testimony

Network member Éva Kovács (Vienna Wiesenthal Institute for Holocaust Studies) offers a summary of her thoughts on testimony as a practice and concept. For a more detailed version of Éva’s analysis of testimony, see: Henry Greenspan, Sara R. Horowitz, Éva Kovács, Berel Lang, Dori Laub, Kenneth Waltzer and Annette Wieviorka (2014) “Engaging Survivors: Assessing ‘Testimony’ […]

Agata Fijalkowski: Transitional Justice and Testimony

Transitional justice is a dynamic field that broadly addresses the way that the successor state reckons with its past and the crimes that were committed by, and during, the predecessor state. Post-dictatorial reckoning will inevitably address various themes that are pertinent to this network, such as conceptions of memory and historical redress. Justice is a […]

What is testimony? Some thoughts by Professor Bill Niven

In the course of last week’s workshop about testimony and its uses, which I found hugely interesting and stimulating, several definitional issues cropped up, one of which was around testimony itself. I am aware that testimony can mean several things, but in the context of the Holocaust – really at the centre of our discussions – […]

Film Screening and Discussion: László Nemes, Son of Saul

László Nemes’s 2015 Oscar and BAFTA winning film Son of Saul Screening, followed by discussion with Gary Mills (University of Nottingham) and Éva Kovács (Vienna Wiesenthal Institute for Holocaust Studies) When: 7 March 2017 5.30pm Where: Room B37 in the Dearing Building, Jubilee  Campus, University of Nottingham October 1944, Auschwitz-Birkenau. Saul Ausländer is a Hungarian […]