Units of Study

JCTC6100 - Sites of Trauma, Landscapes of Genocide

Semester 2a, 2014  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Avril Anne Alba


Holocaust and genocide museums and memorials continue to grow in number and appeal. This unit tracks their evolution as a 'genre', the theoretical and political debates that have accompanied their development and their increasingly influential public and political roles. We examine both purpose-built institutions and those developed at former sites of mass murder, reflecting on how these 'sites of trauma' both shape our understanding of past events and contribute to contemporary debates concerned with genocide prevention and other related issues.


1xcritical assessment (1500wds) (20%), 1x1000wd learning journal (20%), 1x3500wd essay (50%), seminar participation (10%)


1x2-hr seminar/week, 1x3-hr seminar/week


  10am 11am 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm 5pm


Seminar 1

1 This class runs from Week 2 to Week 7

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