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Locating the Holocaust: Issues in connecting traumatic experience to perpetrator places

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Locating the Holocaust: Issues in connecting traumatic experience to perpetrator places
When: 

Saturday, May 26, 2018

16:00 - 18:00
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Classroom - CL 128

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Association event
Who can attend: 
General public
Language: 
English
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For decades, research in Holocaust Studies has been split in two, with most scholars studying either the victims of the Holocaust or those who perpetrated the genocide of Jews, Roma and Sinti, and other targeted groups. This lecture will explain how the Holocaust Geographies Collaborative is seeking to bridge the divide by locating testimony by survivors in the places where the Holocaust happened, at every geographical scale. Conventional mapping has been important in this effort, but the uncertainty of many places and times in testimony have required new approaches to spatial narrative, including inductive visualization and topological mapping.

With financial support from the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences International Keynote Speaker Support Fund.

Speakers: A. K. Knowles, Professor, University of Maine