Professor Shirli Gilbert

Director

Shirli Gilbert is Professor of Modern Jewish History at University College London. She has previously held positions at the University of Southampton, the University of Michigan, and the University of Cape Town. Her publications include Music in the Holocaust (2005), From Things Lost: Forgotten Letters and the Legacy of the Holocaust (2017), and, with Avril Alba, Holocaust Memory and Racism in the Postwar World (2019).

In these precarious times, when the assault on truth remains fierce, it is imperative to present history to the public in thoughtful, responsible, and approachable ways. Although I am not related to Sir Martin, I share his commitment to making history accessible and exciting.

Professor Shirli Gilbert