AHRC Workshop 3: The Politics of Culture as Testimony The third day-long workshop for the AHRC-funded network “Culture and its Uses as Testimony” took place at the University of Nottingham on the 22 May 2017. The topic of the workshop was the politics of culture as testimony. The event brought together 31 network members: participants […]

Understandings of “Testimony”, “Culture” and “Justice” (Based on network members’ submissions and for discussion at Workshop 3) Culture The original understanding of culture for the project embraced sources with a stated or unstated element of testimony: autobiography, biography, memoirs, diaries, letters, films, museums. Discussion in the workshops and the definitions submitted ahead of workshop 3 […]

Legacies of the Holocaust Temporary Digital Exhibition Available for all to view in the Ronson Learning Centre at the National Holocaust Centre and Museum from 14th May 2017. Seven thematic areas exploring topics such as: The liberation of the camps The important events in Holocaust memory The role of witnesses in educating future generations about […]

This article may be of interest to scholars of testimony. It’s just been published online and is due to come out in a forthcoming special issue of Rethinking History on authenticity. Mediated Immediacy: Constructing Authentic Testimony in Audio-Visual Media Sara Jones, University of Birmingham (UK) The article argues that the power of witnessing is intimately linked to […]

The AHRC workshop on “Culture and its uses as Testimony” has addressed many burning issues in the daily work with testimony as an educational resource. The National Holocaust Centre and Museum [NHCM] welcomes the discussion of testimony in all its forms since it sees it as an opportunity to learn. Different formats of testimony can […]

 

AHRC Workshop 2: Methodological approaches to the use of cultural forms of testimony in understanding the past The second day-long workshop for the AHRC-funded network ‘Culture and its Uses as Testimony’ took place at the National Holocaust Centre and Museum (NHC) on the 8 March 2017. The topic of the workshop was the methodological approaches […]

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 […]

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 […]

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’ […]