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Multidirectional Memory? National Holocaust Memorials and (Post-)Colonial Legacies

5:30 pm to 7:30 pm, 11 June 2019

contested histories

Speakers: Avril Alba, Yasmin Khan, and Tom Lawson. Chaired by Tamar Garb.

This event is free.

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All

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Yes

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Free

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Institute of Advanced Studies

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IAS Common Ground
Gower Street, UCL
London
WC1E 6BT
United Kingdom

How do colonial history, the Second World War, and the Holocaust intersect? As Britain embarks on the creation of a National Holocaust Memorial, calls have been made for a memorial to and a museum of Britain’s historical involvement in slavery, its colonial past, and their legacies. Meanwhile, scholarship such as Michael Rothberg’s Multidirectional Memory has argued that Holocaust remembrance also has the potential to open up routes for commemorating other contested national pasts. This panel will enable a dialogue between scholars of the Holocaust, colonialism, and the British Empire to reflect on national and transnational legacies. With Avril Alba, Yasmin Khan, and Tom Lawson. Chaired by Tamar Garb.

Followed by wine reception. This panel discussion is jointly organised by the IAS and the German Historical Institute London (GHIL), and is part of the GHIL's Contested Histories seminar series (summer term 2019). Please find the programme here and the poster here.

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