All sessions will take place in the Muirhead Tower, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston Campus, B15 2TT 11 April 9.45-10.15 Arrival (tea/coffee) (Room 112) 10.15-10.50 Sara Jones (University of Birmingham) and Roger Woods (University of Nottingham): Towards a Theoretical and Methodological Framework for the Study of Cultural Uses of Testimony (Room 112).  Recording. Chair: Bill Niven […]

The AHRC-funded research network on Culture and its Uses as Testimony will be holding its international conference at Birmingham University UK from 11-12 April 2018. The conference will explore the core questions set out below, and papers are now invited from academics and practitioners with relevant expertise and experience. Theoretical Frameworks What are the main […]

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 […]