Trauma and History: Approaches to the Holocaust

Eventson September 13th, 2010No Comments

Date: Tuesday 12 October, 5.00 pm

Venue: Royal Holloway, room MX001

Speakers: Professor Robert Eaglestone and Professor Dan Stone

Title: ‘Trauma and History: Approaches to the Holocaust’

Abstract: How should we write and talk about the Holocaust? Do the facts speak for themselves, or do they defy speech altogether? Does trauma provide a lens which can help us understand the Holocaust or does it confuse an already bewilderingly complex issue? Aiming to go beyond polemical simplifications, two leading scholars from different disciplinary fields will discuss whether it is necessary, possible or even desirable to give clear cut answers to questions such as these.

About the speakers:

Professor Robert Eaglestone is Professor of Contemporary Literature and Thought at Royal Holloway. For more information, click HERE.

Professor Dan Stone is Professor of Modern History at Royal Holloway. For more information, click HERE.

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