The Holocaust Research Institute at Royal Holloway is one of the leading academic centres of its kind in Europe, internationally recognised for its research, teaching, public engagement and creative work.
The Research Institute’s mission is to promote research into the Holocaust, its origins and aftermath, and to examine the extent to which genocide, war and dictatorship can be understood as defining elements in the history of the twentieth century. It is an international, interdisciplinary forum, bringing together researchers working on different aspects of the Holocaust and related aspects in areas including history, literary and language studies, film and media studies, refugee studies and digital humanities.
Our core staff include internationally recognised scholars Dan Stone, Simone Gigliotti, Robert Eaglestone, Barry Langford; previous members of staff include the late David Cesarani amongst others. The Institute promotes a highly active research culture; in the last two years alone, our staff have collectively published over 50 monographs, edited volumes and academic journal articles, as well as regularly contributing to conferences and both national and international media.
National and international collaboration
The Institute is proud to work with institutions such as The Wiener Holocaust Library, Yad Vashem, the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and the European Holocaust Research Infrastructure on a regular basis.
Enrichment and professional development
Academic research and discussion are at the very heart of the Institute; we organise a variety of events including termly research workshops, postgraduate seminars and conferences. Our biennial ten-day residential Summer Institute on the Holocaust and Jewish Civilisation, open to doctoral students and early career researchers, is supported by the Holocaust Educational Foundation of Northwestern University, USA, and Pears Foundation. The Institute also benefits from support from the Toni Schiff Memorial Fund, most notably its provision of a Schiff Visiting Professor of Holocaust Studies to deliver public lectures and workshops for students.
Furthermore, every January, we hold the David Cesarani Holocaust Memorial Lecture, an annual public lecture marking Holocaust Memorial Day and honouring our late colleague, who died in October 2015. Recent speakers have included Michael Rothberg, Rachel Seiffert, Shirli Gilbert and Lyndsey Stonebridge.
Impact on public affairs
Members of the Institute hold advisory roles for various bodies in the governmental, cultural heritage and charity sectors, both nationally and internationally. Professor Stone chairs the academic advisory board for the redesigned Holocaust Galleries at Imperial War Museum, London; is a member of the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust’s Experts Reference Group; and sits on the UK Oversight Committee of the Arolsen Archives (formerly the International Tracing Service). Professor Eaglestone is a member of the UK Holocaust Memorial Foundation Academic Advisory Board, whilst Dr Jinks is Chair of Trustees for the Armenian Institute. Dr Dalziel has also been awarded for her voluntary services to the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum.
Impact on the media and creative sector
Our staff are frequently called upon to advise and contribute to the media, including the BBC, Channel 4, The Independent and The Guardian. Professor Eaglestone regularly writes articles and reviews for Times Higher Education, whilst Professor Stone is a frequent contributor to the Centre for Analysis of the Radical Right’s blog. In 2019, Institute staff curated the Toni Schiff Documentary Strand at the UK Jewish Film Festival. In recent years, the Holocaust Research Institute has also hosted notable figures such as actor Sir Ben Kingsley and novelist Rachel Seiffert to discuss their life and works.
Royal Holloway is the only university in the UK to run an MA course solely dedicated to the field of Holocaust Studies. It is taught by members of several different Royal Holloway departments and offers a wide interdisciplinary approach to the subject. Our staff also supervise a large number of PhD students, currently working on topics as diverse as atrocity photography, microhistories of the Holocaust, representations of camps in literature and the involvement of Holocaust historians in the courtroom.
Our graduates have gone on to careers in a wide number of fields, such as academia, not-for-profit organisations, curation, education and the civil service. Many continue to publish books and journal articles, whilst others volunteer for organisations such as London's Jewish Museum, the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum, the Holocaust Educational Trust and the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust. Please contact Dr Simone Gigliotti for all MA Holocaust Studies enquiries and Professor Dan Stone for doctoral programme enquiries.
We research in a range of disciplines, including all aspects of the history of Nazism, the persecution and mass murder of the Jews and other victims of Nazi racial-biological policies, as well as responses to Nazism; refugee studies; Holocaust-related literary and cultural studies, media studies and philosophy; and comparative genocide. We welcome graduates in any of these areas, especially students with interdisciplinary projects or with projects that engage with other genocides.
Professor David Cesarani OBE, 1956 - 2015
We were shocked and saddened by the death of Professor David Cesarani in October 2015, aged just 58. Professor Cesarani was an integral part of the Holocaust Research Institute and its activity, establishing connections with and obtaining sponsorship from organisations and institutions across the world.
Professor Cesarani was a pioneering historian and one of the world's leading experts on Jewish history, particularly regarding the history of the Holocaust. He wrote several books, including The Jewish Chronicle and Anglo-Jewry, 1841-1991 (1991); Eichmann: His Life and Crimes (2004); and Major Farran's Hat: Murder, Scandal and Britain's War Against Jewish Terrorism (2009). His final work, Final Solution: The Fate of the Jews 1933-1949, was published in January 2016.
Professor Cesarani also played a key role in Holocaust education and remembrance in the UK. He was a member of the Home Office Holocaust Memorial Day Strategic Group, which saw the creation of a national Holocaust Memorial Day. He wrote a number of educational resources for use in schools and teacher training, and made frequent appearances on television and radio. In 2005, Professor Cesarani was awarded an OBE for services to Holocaust education.
Our thoughts remain with his wife, Dawn, and his two children, Daniel and Hannah. He will be greatly missed by all of us at the Holocaust Research Institute. May he rest in peace.
Professor of Modern History and Director of The Holocaust Research Institute
Dan Stone is a historian of modern Europe with a particular interest in history of ideas. He studied at the University of Oxford where he was a Junior Research Fellow at New College (1996-1999) and a lecturer at the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies (1997-1999) and has been at Royal Holloway since 1999. Dan is chair of the academic advisory board for the redesigned Holocaust Galleries at the Imperial War Museum, London; a member of the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust’s Experts Reference Group, and a member of the UK oversight committee of the Arolsen Archives (formerly International Tracing Service).
Professor Stone is the author of some eighty scholarly articles and ten books, including: Responses to Nazism in Britain 1933-1939: Before War and Holocaust (Palgrave, 2003), Histories of the Holocaust (Oxford University Press, 2010), Goodbye to All That? The Story of Europe since 1945 (Oxford University Press, 2014), The Liberation of the Camps: The End and Aftermath of the Holocaust (Yale University Press, 2015), Concentration Camps: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford University Press, 2019), and Fascism, Nazism and the Holocaust: Challenging Histories (Routledge, 2021). He is also the editor of eight books, including The Historiography of the Holocaust (Palgrave, 2004), The Holocaust and Historical Methodology (Berghahn, 2012) and The Oxford Handbook of Postwar European History (Oxford University Press, 2012).
From 2016-2019, Professor Stone held a three-year Leverhulme Trust Major Research Fellowship, working on a project on the International Tracing Service. The resulting monograph, Fate Unknown: Tracing the Missing after the Holocaust and World War II, will be published by OUP. He is also completing a book on the Holocaust for Penguin’s Pelican series and is co-editor (with Mark Roseman) of Volume 1 of the forthcoming Cambridge History of the Holocaust.
- The history and historiography of the Holocaust
- Genocide studies
- History of race theory, eugenics and anthropology
- The cultural history of the right in Britain; theory of history.
Senior Lecturer/Reader in Holocaust Studies, Department of History and Deputy Director, The Holocaust Research Institute
Simone Gigliotti is Senior Lecturer in Holocaust Studies. Before joining Royal Holloway, she was based in the History Programme at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand (from 2004-2016). She has also held temporary positions at the University of Melbourne, and the University of the West Indies, Jamaica, and received fellowships from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC. Having written on a broad range of topics, her prevalent focus remains unearthing and analysing the victim and survivor experience in oral, written, visual and geographical accounts, and exploring how these accounts often intersect with, and differ from, perpetrator, humanitarian, and other witnessing perspectives. Her research has included studies of Jewish transmigration in the Asia-Pacific and Caribbean regions, and more recently, studies of inter-faith humanitarian relief across South-East Asia in post-conflict settings. She is the co-editor of two recent publications, A Companion to the Holocaust (Wiley, 2020) and The Holocaust in the 21st Century: Relevance and Challenges in the Digital Age (Lessons & Legacies, Volume XIV, Northwestern University Press, 2021). She is currently finalising a monograph about visual representations of Jewish refugees and displaced persons from Nazi-era to post-war Europe (On the Trail of the Homeseeker: The Holocaust and the Cinema of the Displaced), and developing new research projects on the displacement cartographies of survivors of conflict, and the Holocaust's maritime history, geography, and relief networks.
- The Holocaust: history, geography, representation
- Visual and object narratives (photography, film, art, immersive practice)
- Jewish refugee, migration, and displacement histories
- Testimony and witnessing
- Spatial history and digital humanities
- Children as victims of war and genocide
- Cultural genocide
Professor of Contemporary Literature and Thought
Robert Eaglestone is Professor of Contemporary Literature and Thought at Royal Holloway, University of London and works on contemporary literature and literary theory, contemporary philosophy and on Holocaust and Genocide studies. He was Deputy Director of the Holocaust Research Institute at Royal Holloway 2000-2016. He is the author of seven books, including The Holocaust and the Postmodern (Oxford UP 2004), The Broken Voice: Reading Post-Holocaust Literature (Oxford UP, 2017) and editor or co-editor of ten further books including Teaching Holocaust Literature and Film (Palgrave 2008) and The Future of Trauma Theory (Routledge 2013). He is the Series Editor of Routledge Critical Thinkers. His work has been translated into seven languages, which has 41 volumes to date. He is a member of the UK Holocaust Memorial Foundation Academic Advisory Board and has advised DfE, OfQual, QCDA, and been a Literary Advisor to the British Council. He is on the Executive committee of the Forum for Philosophy. His national media appearances include ‘In Our Time’, ‘Great Lives’ and the ‘Today’ programme and he writes in the national and educational press. He is on REF Panel 27, and is a Fellow of the English Association, Higher Education Academy and an AHRC Peer Assessor. He is a National Teaching Fellow (awarded 2014).
- Contemporary literature and literary theory
- Contemporary philosophy
- Holocaust and Genocide studies.
Professor of Film Studies and Head of the Department of Media Arts
Barry Langford is a practicing professional screenwriter. His original short screenplay Torte Bluma was filmed in New York in summer 2004, with a cast including Stellan Skarsgaard and Simon McBurney, and premiered at the 2005 Edinburgh Film Festival. Torte Bluma was judged Best Drama at the 2005 Los Angeles International Short Film Festival and Best Film at the 2005 Palm Springs International Shorts Festival. Barry is the co-creator and co-author of the 6-part ITV drama series The Frankenstein Chronicles. His major publications are Film Genre: Hollywood and Beyond (Edinburgh University Press, 2005) and Post-Classical Hollywood: Film Industry, Style and Ideology since 1945 (Edinburgh University Press, 2010). The essay collection Teaching Holocaust Literature and Film (co-edited with Robert Eaglestone) was published in 2007.
Recent and forthcoming work includes essays on Siegfried Kracauer, Walter Benjamin, and the Holocaust; "revisionist" Westerns; suburban sexualities; narrative reversal as redemption in Holocaust film; Chris Marker’s politics; urban apocalypse and the theory of Michel de Certeau; time and narrative in The Lord of the Rings; national identity in George Lucas’ American Graffiti; the political unconscious of TV sitcoms; contemporary Holocaust film; and the theorisation of screenwriting. Barry is currently preparing Darkness Visible, a study of Holocaust film.
- Critical theory
- Representations of the Holocaust in film and television
- Theories of mass culture
- Urban studies
- Post-classical Hollywood
- Film genre, especially the Western, science fiction film, and war films.
Lecturer in Modern History, Department of History
Before joining Royal Holloway, Becky Jinks worked at the University of East Anglia and the University of Exeter. Dr Jinks’ first study, Representing Genocide: The Holocaust as Paradigm? (Bloomsbury, 2016) critically compares representations of genocide in film, literature, photography and memorialisation in order to explore how the representation of the Holocaust has influenced and shaped – or otherwise – the representation of other genocides. More recent and forthcoming work focuses mostly on modern Europe and its borderlands, for example Becky is completing a study of humanitarian relief, gender, and photography after the Armenian genocide, and also currently working on a social history of humanitarianism in Europe immediately following the First World War. Future research projects include a study of urban violence during the Yugoslav wars of the 1990s.
- The history and representation of genocide
- The history of humanitarianism
- Social history approaches
- Gender histories
- Photographs as sources for historians.
Lecturer in Modern Greek History, Department of History
Paris Chronakis is Lecturer in Modern Greek History at Royal Holloway, University of London, having previously taught at Brown University and the University of Illinois at Chicago. His work explores questions of transition from empire to nation-state bringing together the interrelated histories of Jewish, Muslim and Christian urban middle classes from the late Ottoman Empire to the Holocaust. In recent years, his research and publications have expanded to post-imperial urban identities, Balkan War refugees, Salonica in World War One, Greek interwar Zionism and anti-Zionism, the Holocaust of Sephardi Jewry and digital Holocaust Studies. Paris teaches undergraduate and postgraduate courses on the entangled histories of minorities and refugees in twentieth-century Europe, imperial and post-imperial borderlands and the history of the Modern Mediterranean. He was a member of the scientific committee developing the ‘Database of Greek Jewish Holocaust Survivors’ Testimonies’ and is currently serving on the editorial board of the Bulletin de Correspondance Hellénique Moderne et Contemporain.
- Modern Sephardi and Mediterranean Jewish History
- History of Refugees and Minorities in South-Eastern Europe
- Digital Holocaust Studies
- The Holocaust and its memory in Greece
Pedro Correa Martin-Arroyo
Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellow
Dr. Pedro Correa Martín-Arroyo is currently a Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellow at the Holocaust Research Institute (Royal Holloway, University of London). His PhD thesis examined the role of the Iberian Peninsula in the Jewish refugee crisis (1933-44), and the relief and rescue initiatives made available in Spain and Portugal by private relief organizations and the Western Allies. At present he is working on a new project that explores the Allied relief and rehabilitation policies in French North Africa (1940-47) to understand how the experience of ‘liberation’ after November 1942 impacted refugees and displaced persons in the region, and informed subsequent UN and Allied humanitarian practices in postwar Europe. Dr Correa has previously been the Diane and Howard Wohl Fellow at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (Washington, DC), as well as Research Intern at the NIOD Institute for War, Holocaust, and Genocide Studies (Amsterdam, The Netherlands); and has taught at Royal Holloway; King’s College London, and the London School of Economics.
- Refugees and displaced persons in South-Western Europe and Northern Africa
- Transnational (land- and maritime-based) refugee routes
- Evolution of humanitarian and relief practices
- Francoist Spain and the Holocaust
Administrator, The Holocaust Research Institute
Roxy Moore joined the Holocaust Research Institute in 2022. She is a current Techne-funded PhD candidate at Royal Holloway, University of London, co-supervised by Professor Dan Stone and Dr Christine Schmidt (Deputy Director and Head of Research at The Wiener Holocaust Library), where her research explores the Jewish Relief Unit, Displaced Persons and Anglo-Jewish Humanitarianism in Postwar Europe. She holds an MA in Holocaust Studies from RHUL, where she was recipient of the 2019 David Ceserani/Kobler Scholarship, and a BA in History from Queen Mary, University of London. Since 2018, Roxy has also worked in the education team at The Wiener Holocaust Library, and is the author of the Library’s educational website, The Holocaust Explained.
- Displaced Persons and Post-war Humanitarianism
- The Roma Genocide
- Memory of the Holocaust
- Holocaust Education
- Refugee Studies
Professor of Screenwriting, Department of Media Arts and Co-Investigator and Head of Writers Room, StoryFutures Academy
Professor Ganz studied English followed by postgraduate courses at the University of Bristol and the Directing Course at the National Film and TV School. He writes for film, TV, radio and theatre. His latest book, Robert De Niro At Work: from Screenplay to Screen Performance, co-authored with Steven Price, was published by Palgrave in 2020. Professor Ganz’s father, Peter Ganz, was a refugee from Mainz in Germany; his great-grandfather Felix Ganz was murdered in Auschwitz. Professor Ganz has written three radio plays about his family history, including The Gestapo Minutes (2013), nominated for Best Single Play in the BBC Audio Drama Awards. He has given public lectures about his family at public events in Germany including at the Finance Ministry and the Landesmuseum in Mainz and the Historical Museum in Frankfurt. Professor Ganz is now involved in a research project at the University of Mainz under the supervision of Professor Elizabeth Oy-Marra, The Reconstruction of the Art Collection of Felix Ganz (1869-1944), with researcher Nathalie Neumann (please read https://fokum-jams.org/index.php/jams/article/view/111; please watch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dhJHfTZ5rEs).
- Holocaust narratives
- Immersive narrative
- Second generation stories
- Dramatisation of family histories
- Intertextuality and performance
- Speaking and silence about the Holocaust
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Reader in Theatre and Performance Studies, Department of Drama, Theatre and Dance
Bryce Lease is a Reader in Theatre and Performance Studies. His writings on contemporary international performance have been published in numerous journals, including The Drama Review (TDR), Contemporary Theatre Review (CTR), Theatre Research International (TRI), Theatre Journal, European Stages and New Theatre Quarterly (NTQ). His research has been funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), the Newton Fund, the British Academy, the Standing Conference of University Drama Departments (SCUDD), the GCRF, and the Brown International Advanced Research Institute (BIARI). Bryce has published numerous articles on Polish theatre and a monograph, After '89: Polish Theatre and the Political, and two further edited collections on European theatre include Contemporary European Playwrights (Routledge) and A History of Polish Theatre (Cambridge University Press). From 2018-2021, Bryce is the PI on the AHRC-funded project ‘Staging Difficult Pasts: Of Narratives, Objects and Public Memory’ in collaboration with Maria Delgado, Michal Kobialka and Cecilia Sosa. This project examines how theatres and museums are currently shaping public memory of difficult pasts through their staging of narratives and objects: http://stagingdifficultpasts.org/.
- Cultural memory
- Interconnections between politics, nascent democracies and nationalism
- The formation of publics and counterpublics
- Gender and sexuality
- Cultural geography
- Central and Eastern European culture and history (Poland in particular)
- Museums, archives and performance
- Testimony and witnessing
- European theatre and performance.
British Academy Global Professor of Politics and International Relations, Department of Politics, International Relations, and Philosophy and Director, the Gender Institute
Laura Sjoberg is British Academy Global Professor of Politics and International Relations at Royal Holloway University of London, and Professor of Political Science at the University of Florida. She specializes in gender, international relations, and international security, with work on war theory and women’s political violence. Her work has been published in more than four dozen journals of politics, international relations, gender studies, geography, and law. She is author or editor of fifteen books, including, most recently, with Jessica Peet, Gender and Civilian Victimization (Routledge, 2019) and with J. Samuel Barkin, International Relations' Last Synthesis (Oxford, 2019).
- Civilian victimisation in World War II
- Female perpetrators of war crimes during the Holocaust
- Gender, feminism, and sexuality in global politics and international security
- Women’s violence in global politics
- Gender and war theorising
- Gender and war ethics/just war theorising
- Disciplinary sociology and political methodology
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Professor of Ancient History and Co-Director of the Centre for Oratory and Rhetoric, Department of Classics
Professor Rubinstein was educated at the University of Copenhagen and at the University of Cambridge, where she wrote her PhD on legal advocacy in Classical Athens. She joined the Department of Classics at Royal Holloway in 1995, where she teaches Greek legal and social history as well as rhetoric ancient and modern. Professor Rubinstein is a specialist in legal history and classical rhetoric, with publications ranging from inheritance law to advocacy, criminal justice, and international relations. In recent years, her research has focused on civil wars and their legal aftermath (including amnesties), as well as on the plight of displaced populations and on the reception of refugees by other communities. She is particularly interested in the influence of the classical rhetorical tradition on the rhetorical strategies and oratory performed before the International Military Tribunal in Nürnberg.
- Ancient Greek legal, constitutional, and social history
- Refugee crises ancient and modern
- Classical Greek rhetoric and its modern reception (with particular focus on the IMT in Nürnberg)
- Civil war, reconciliation, and amnesty in Ancient Greece and 20th century Europe
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Doctoral students supervised by Professor Dan Stone
Appropriation & Memory: A Spatial History of Drancy
Department of History
- Architectural history
- museums and memorials
- sites of memory relating to the Holocaust
- representations of the Holocaust across disciplines.
World Jewish Relief: A Community Endeavour Shaped by a Generation of Refugees
Department of History
- Humanitarian aid and relief during the Holocaust
- British reponses to the Holocaust
- refugees and displaced persons
- refugee rehabilitation
- Jewish social welfare
- the relationship between humanitarian organisations and the refugees in their care.
Picturing Response: An Historical Analysis of the Ways in Which Photographs have Shaped Responses to Atrocity Over the Past 150 Years
Department of History
- Visual culture
- representations of atrocity
- the use of photography
- reception theory
- history education
- the history of Holocaust education.
The British Occupation of Egypt and its Consequences for the Greek and Greek-Cypriot Communities
Department of History
- Mediterranean port cities
- Representations of philanthropic elites
- Politics in the Eastern Mediterranean
- History of the Holocaust
Microhistories of the Holocaust and the Use of Family History: The Families Ganz/Brenzinger, c1871 – 1945
Department of History
- Microhistories of the Holocaust
- Alltagsgeschichte of the Holocaust
- Cultural History of the German Bourgeoisie (Jewish and non-Jewish), c.1871 – 1945
- Family History
- Conservatism and National Socialism
'We must carry on': The Jewish Relief Unit, Displaced Persons and Anglo-Jewish Humanitarianism in Postwar Europe.
- Displaced Persons and post-war humanitarianism
- The Roma Genocide
- Memory of the Holocaust
- Holocaust education
- Refugee studies
The Persecution of German Homosexuals in Nazi Concentration Camps and Prisons (1933-1945)
- The Holocaust
- Nazi Persecution of Minorities
- Nazi Food Politics
'Light the Candles and Lay the Table’: A Study on German-Jewish Women’s Relationship with Food in Pre-war, Wartime and Post-war
- Food History
- Domestic Lives
- Transnational Histories
- Food Cultures in Diasporic Communities
- Cultural History of German Jews
Young "Asocials" in the Nazi Concentration Camps.
- The portrayal of the Holocaust in films
- Treatment of the disabled in Nazi Germany
- Female violence in the Holocaust
- Genocide through forced and coerced sterilisation
- How the Holocaust is taught in schools
Doctoral students supervised by Professor Robert Eaglestone
The Holocaust and the Cultural Apocalyptic Imagination of the Cold War
Department of English
The way in which the Holocaust has incrementally assumed the status of what James defines as foundational memory, and has been appropriated and used as a means of articulating the inconceivable. James' work concerns both historical and political writing and fictional representations. As his thesis title suggests, James focuses particularly on the way in which the collective memory of the Holocaust - in all its forms - was mobilised directly and indirectly to anticipate and imagine the concept of nuclear war during the Cold War.
Representing Camps in Holocaust and US Detention Camp Literature
Department of English
- Holocaust literature
- Contemporary detention camp literature
- Victims, perpetrators, bystanders, deniers
- Giorgio Agamben, Hannah Arendt
Kate Ferry-Swainson (co-supervised with Dr Ruth Cruickshank)
Fragmentation and Reprise: Traumatic Disruption and Compulsion in the Holocaust Literature of Charlotte Delbo
Department of English
- The literary oeuvre of Charlotte Delbo
- Holocaust literature and Holocaust studies
- Memory studies
- French literature and culture, 1945–85
- French Communism and the French Resistance
- Intersectional approach to memoir
Hanna Miles (co-supervised with Dr. Prudence Bussey-Chamberlain)
The relationship between Trauma and Nostalgia in the works of Vladimir Nabokov, Imre Kertész and Scott Heim.
- The literary oeuvres of Imre Kertész, Vladimir Nabokov and Scott Heim
- Holocaust literature and Holocaust studies
- Memory studies
- Representations of trauma in modern and contemporary literature
- Nostalgia: Representations of loss and longing
- Freud: Repetition Compulsion, the Return of the Repressed and the Uncanny
Susanne Lansman (co-supervised with Professor Lavinia Greenlaw)
The poetic dynamics of the enactment of trauma in the work of Charles Simic.
- The experience of trans-generational trauma and its digestion in poetry
- The poetics of non-linear temporality: conceptual enactment and repetition in trauma enactment
- Dream-like telling and condensed metaphor: the creation of transitional space and anthropological response in the reader
- The poetics of childlike perspectives on space, size and proportion: distortion and recovery of a ‘Position without magnitude’
Doctoral students supervised by Mr Rudolf Muhs
St George’s German Lutheran Church in London and German Protestant Refugees of Jewish Descent (1933-1939/40)
- Protestants of Jewish Descent
- St George’s German Lutheran Church,
- Dr Julius Rieger
- Role of Women in 1930s Refugee Organisations
Doctoral Students by Dr. Simone Giglotti
Material thinking, Translation, Unmaking history: Reinterpreting traumatic resonance in postwar Jewish Women’s Art and Literature
- European feminist thought and literature: narratology/écriture féminine
- Critical Theory/inter-textual reading: anachronisms and translation
- Visual creative practice/ post-structuralism/ Intertextuality
- Landscapes of Memory/timescapes/post-trauma
- Talmudic study/Judaic responses
Xian Yu Jee
The Ties That Bind: Diasporic Humanitarianism Networks Amongst Malayan-Chinese, 1937 -1951
- Transnational networks and relationships
- Modern Southeast Asia
- Diasporic connections
- Humanitarianism networks
Doctoral Students supervised by Professor Barry Langford and Dr. Becky Jinks
Holocaust controversies: Contemporary negotiations of American collective memory and elite discourse of the Holocaust within public high schools.
- American Holocaust and Historical Memory
- Holocaust Media and Memory in the Digital Age
- History on Film
Recent Graduates by Professor Dan Stone
- Jan Lambertz, ‘Early Postwar Holocaust Knowledge and Jewish Missing Persons’ (2018)
- Eldad Ben Aharon, ‘The Geopolitics of Genocide in the Middle East and the Second Cold War: Israeli-Turkish American Relations and the Contested Memories of the Armenian Genocide, 1978-1988’ (2019)
- Robert Sherwood, ‘A Comprehensive Study into the United Kingdom War Crimes Investigation Teams in Relation to World War II’ (2019)
- Benjamin Bland, ‘Subcultural Fascism(s) and Their Reflections in Music Culture, c. 1975-1999’ (2019)
- Imogen Dalziel, ‘Authority, Authenticity and Audience: The Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum’s Adaptation to the Digital Museum’ (2020)
- Maddy White, ‘A Contextual Analysis of Holocaust Oral Testimony in Britain and Canada’ (2020)
- Amber Pierce, ‘Assessing the Evolving Relationship between the Prosecutor and the Historian from the 1945-46 Nuremberg Trials to Irving vs. Penguin Books & Lipstadt’ (2021)
For more information, please see Professor Stone’s Pure page.