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.
6x6hr seminars/5 weeks
1x1500wd critical assessment (20%), 1x1000wd learning journal (20%), 1x3500wd essay (50%), seminar participation (10%)