The Holocaust Research Centre Workshop Series: The Visual History Archive
IMPORTANT! You will need to bring a laptop or tablet for this workshop. Please note that charging points will be limited so it is advisable to bring a fully-charged device, or bring a portable charger with you.
Our autumn term workshop focuses on the Visual History Archive, a collection of over 53,000 testimonies from survivors of the Holocaust and other genocides. The collection is hosted by the Shoah Foundation at the University of South Carolina, and Royal Holloway is currently the only institution in the UK that has access to the archive. The workshop will take the form of a presentation and demonstration of how to use the VHA, followed by guided research and a paper from one scholar who has used the VHA collection extensively in his own work.
The workshop is open to undergraduates, graduate students, faculty and others. The idea of the workshop format is to explore issues and ideas in an informal and supportive atmosphere.
Registration for the workshop will begin at 09:45 and the day will finish no later than 16:00.
- Emilie Garrigou Kempton (USC Shoah Foundation) - Demonstration and guided research of the Visual History Archive
- Ian Cantoni (University of Brighton): "Mémorial du Camp de Rivesaltes: From the VHA to the Multidirectional Archive"
This event is free but places are extremely limited!