Facing Difficult Pasts: Reflecting on History in the Present (2 lectures)

Lectures exploring the memorialisation of difficult pasts, from apartheid South Africa to the genocide in Rwanda and the Holocaust.

Speakers

Professor Shirli Gilbert
University College London (UCL)

Start

October 15, 2020 - 6.00 pm

End

October 22, 2020 - 7.15 pm

In recent months, the Black Lives Matter movement has powerfully turned our attention to the enduring legacies of the past in the present. It has also sparked urgent conversations about how history is represented on our streets and in our political life and public conversations. What role do statues, memorials, and museums play? Is the politicization of history unavoidable? Which parts of the past should be remembered?  Who decides what we remember, and how? In these lectures we will explore these and other compelling questions surrounding the memorialisation of difficult pasts, from apartheid South Africa to the genocide in Rwanda and the Holocaust.

In partnership with the Johannesburg Holocaust and Genocide Centre.

Date: Thursday 15 October & Thursday 22 October 2020
Time: 6.00pm-7.15pm
Venue: Zoom (a link will be sent before the lecture)
Cost: Free (suggested donation £10)
Book:
Link for Thursday 15 October Lecture
Link for Thursday 22 October Lecture