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Hybrid Event: Curators in Conversation: Genocidal Captivity, Rebecca Jinks with Christine Schmidt

March 13 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

This event is organised as part of the Genocidal Captivity exhibition events series. Participants can register to attend in person or online.

Join Dr Becky Jinks, in conversation with Dr Christine Schmidt, curators of the Holocaust and Genocide Research Partnership’s latest exhibition, Genocidal Captivity: Retelling the Stories of Armenian and Yezidi Women, to learn more about how they developed the exhibition and their curatorial choices. The discussion will include an overview of Dr Jinks’ research project, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, to analyse the experiences of Armenian and Yezidi women survivors in 1915 and 2014, as well as reflections on challenges and choices they made in presenting this research as an exhibition.

About the Speakers

Dr Rebecca Jinks is a historian of comparative genocide and humanitarianism at Royal Holloway, University of London. She is the author of Representing Genocide: The Holocaust as Paradigm?, which examines the ways in which representations of the Holocaust have influenced how other genocides are understood and represented, focusing on the ‘canonical’ cases of genocide – Armenia, Cambodia, Bosnia, and Rwanda. Her current research project, ‘Genocidal Captivity’, is funded by the AHRC and explores the experiences of Armenian and Yezidi women genocide survivors in 1915 and 2014.

Dr Christine Schmidt is the Deputy Director and Head of Research at The Wiener Holocaust Library. Her research has focused on postwar tracing and documentation efforts, the concentration camp system in Nazi Germany, and comparative studies of collaboration, rescue and resistance in France and Hungary. Her current project focuses on a collection of survivor accounts recorded by the Library and led by Eva Reichmann in the 1950s.

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This event is free, although registration via the link below is required. Please note that our free events are run by staff volunteers. Thank you for your patience should we have any technical or audio difficulties. We will do our best to correct them but this is not always possible.

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