Archives par mot-clé : Grande-Bretagne

Parution : Holocaust Conscience in Contemporary Britain, par A. Pearce

A lire sur le site H-Soz-Kult, le compte-rendu d’Emiliano Perra (Université de Winchester) sur l’ouvrage d’Andy Pearce (Université de Londres) : Holocaust Consciousness in Contemporary Britain, et publié cette année chez Routledge Taylor & Francis Group.

Présentation de l’ouvrage par l’éditeur :

The Holocaust is a pervasive presence in British culture and society. Schools have been legally required to deliver Holocaust education, the government helps to fund student visits to Auschwitz, the Imperial War Museum’s permanent Holocaust Exhibition has attracted millions of visitors, and Britain has an annually commemorated Holocaust Memorial Day. What has prompted this development, how has it unfolded, and why has it happened now? How does it relate to Britain’s post-war history, its contemporary concerns, and the wider “globalisation” of Holocaust memory? What are the multiple shapes that British Holocaust consciousness assumes and the consequences of their rapid emergence? Why have the so-called “lessons” of the Holocaust enjoyed such popularity in Britain? Through analysis of changing engagements with the Holocaust in political, cultural and memorial landscapes over the past generation, this book addresses these questions, demonstrating the complexities of Holocaust consciousness and reflecting on the contrasting ways that history is used in Britain today.”

Table des matières

1. Introduction: British Holocaust Consciousness – From Past into Present
Part I: Education
2. “Holocaust Education”, But Not as We Know It
3. The Holocaust in the Curriculum
Part II: Memorialisation, Musealization, Commemoration
4. “Private” Spaces of Memory?: Hyde Park and the Holocaust Centre
5. The Imperial War Museum’s Holocaust Exhibition
6. Holocaust Memorial Day
Part III: The Cultural Hinterland
7. A Cultural “Turn”
8. Cultural Tensions.

Unaccompanied Children in Britain 1914-2014 : Appel à contribution

Les 17 et 18 juillet 2014 aura lieu à l’Université de Southampton (Angleterre) une conférence sur les enfants non accompagnés en Grande-Bretagne entre 1914 et 2014. Cette manifestation est organisée par l’Institut Parkes de cette université et par le Centre des Etudes judéo-allemandes de l’Université de Sussex. Il s’agira d’étudier leur migration “de” et également “vers” ce pays et ses impacts sur ces enfants eux-mêmes, sur la société, sur les politiques, l’éducation et l’histoire.

Les organisateurs de cette conférence invitent, entre autres, les personnes travaillant sur les migrations des orphelins de la Shoah à postuler.

Pour cela, il faut envoyer avant le 15 avril 2014 une proposition d’intervention (intervention en anglais de 20 minutes) de 300 mots et un court CV, le tout en anglais.

Vous pouvez retrouver cet appel sur H-Migration.


Call for Paper

Refugees and Migrants: Unaccompanied Children in Britain 1914-2014

Against the backdrop of intense contemporary debate on immigration, the University of Southampton’s Parkes Institute and the Centre for German-Jewish Studies at the University of Sussex are pleased to announce an interdisciplinary and international conference on unaccompanied child migration both in and out of the UK over the past century. The conference, to be held 17-18 July 2014 at The University of Southampton, seeks to explore all aspects of child migration and its impact on children, society, politics, education and history.

We invite abstracts for papers covering any topic related to Great Britain and unaccompanied child migration over the past one hundred years, including, but not limited to the following:

  • Organisations and individuals working with child migrants
  • Belgian children in the First World War
  • Basque refugee children 1937-9
  • The Kindertransport
  • Post-war Holocaust orphans
  • Out-migration to the Dominions in the 20th century
  • Child migrants in the 1960s and 70s
  • Contemporary unaccompanied child migration

This conference is open to postgraduates, early career and established academics in any relevant discipline.

Abstracts of 300 words, for papers of 20 minutes and a short CV should be sent to either:

Jennifer Craig-Norton at  or

Rose Holmes at

Please submit abstract by 15 April 2014. Panel discussion proposals of three applicants are also welcome. Applicants will be notified by 15 May 2014.

A limited number of bursaries will be awarded to successful applicants.