Ośrodek Badań nad Kulturami Pamięci oraz The British Association for Holocaust Studies [United Kingdom] zapraszają na międzynarodowe warsztaty online „Sources of Memory and the Holocaust: Contemporary Research, Challenges and Approaches”, które odbędą się 25-26 czerwca 2020 roku.
We would like to invite you to participate in an international, digital workshop on contemporary
academic, artistic, and theoretical approaches concerning sources of memory and the
Holocaust, held across the 25th and 26th June 2020 [half days]. Although collecting sources
from the Holocaust period is the basis for research, education, and commemoration, they are
not always so straightforward to work with. Moreover, their use in multidisciplinary research
methods invites a wider breadth of engagement, both in public and private memory
discourses. In this workshop, we aim to address such issues.
We welcome a range of topics that address new ways of understanding and utilising sources
of memory and the Holocaust, including written or oral testimonies, contemporary
museological and digital approaches, objects and material culture, photography as well as
evidentiary documents pertaining to the Holocaust and after. We aim to provide a relaxed and
safe space for our participants to discuss their individual approaches, and the challenges and
successes they have faced in their academic or creative approaches. As researchers it is
important that we are able to share ideas and work through problematic aspects.
We encourage early post-graduate researchers to apply, as well as those working with
sources in various other practices outside of academia, such as artists, curators, museum
staff and filmmakers. We hope this will lead to a lively workshop, where participants and
presenters can give and receive constructive feedback, and establish connections with one
another for future potential collaborations.
The workshop will take place on the digital platform Zoom. Each presenter will speak for 10
minutes on their subject of choice, which in some way engages with original Holocaust
sources. This will follow a standard panel format. The sessions will be open to everyone who
Please, send a 200-300 word summary of your proposed presentation and a short bio to
email@example.com before 7th June 2020. We look forward to receiving them!
If you have any further questions, do not hesitate to contact us.
The Organising Team
Sylwia Papier, Hannah Wilson and Elizabeth Kendrick