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Jan Tomasz Gross – On the Periphery of the Holocaust in Poland: Killings and Plunder of Jews by their Neighbours

    Event Date: 28 January 2013 Windsor Auditorium Royal Holloway University of London TW20 0EX Royal Holloway University of London  Holocaust Memorial Day Lecture Lecture   Professor Jan Tomasz Gross (Princeton) – On the Periphery of the Holocaust in Poland: Killings and Plunder of Jews by their Neighbours The lecture examines whether killings and plunder of Jews by their …

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Catherine Hall – Displaced histories: memories of the slave trade and slavery

  Event date: 6 March 2012              Windsor Auditorium, Royal Holloway, Egham   Royal Holloway Department of History Hayes Robinson Lecture Professor Catherine Hall (UCL):  Displaced histories: memories of the slave trade and slavery ———————————————- Introduction by Professor Paul Layzell (Principal, Royal Holloway) . ———————————————- Talk: ———————————————- Questions: ———————————————- Vote of Thanks by Dr Sarah …

Jonathan Phillips – Saladin: Life and Legend – From the Medieval Age to the 21st Century

Event Date 28 February 2012 Windsor Auditorium Royal Holloway University of London     Inaugural Lecture Professor Jonathan Phillips (Department Of History) – Saladin: Life and Legend – From the Medieval Age to the 21st Century This lecture will review Saladin’s career and look at how his reputation was formed and preserved over the centuries, considering the influences of his …

Helen Gilbert – ‘Let the Games Begin’: Indigenous Performance and Global Spectacle, 1976-2010

Event Date 7 February 2012 Windsor Auditorium Royal Holloway University of London ‘Let the Games Begin’: Indigenous Performance and Global Spectacle, 1976-2010 Professor Helen Gilbert (RHUL) Director of the International Centre for Theatre and Performance Research Olympic Games provide unique opportunities for marginalised peoples to express their cultural traditions in pageants prepared for a vast media audience. This lecture will …

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Keith Thomas – Heritage or History? Conflicting Views of the Past

Event date: 1 March 2011 Windsor Auditorium, Royal Holloway, Egham Royal Holloway Department of History Hayes Robinson Lecture Professor Sir Keith Thomas (University of Oxford) Heritage or History? Conflicting Views of the Past   Hayes Robinson Lecture Each year in March a distinguished international historian is invited to give the Hayes Robinson lecture, in celebration of History at Royal Holloway. …

Ruth Harvey – The Lady and the Song

Event Date: 22 March 2011 Windsor Auditorium Royal Holloway Egham TW 20 0EX School of Modern Languages, Literatures & Cultures Royal Holloway University of London Inaugural Lecture Professor Ruth Harvey (Professor of Medieval Occitan Literature) – The Lady and the Song The medieval troubadours are best known for their creation of Courtly Love, a cultural transformation affecting the whole course …

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Dan Michman – The Reasons Behind the Emergence of Ghettos During the Shoah – Trying to Solve the Enigma

Event date: 24 January 2011 Windsor Auditorium Royal Holloway University of London TW20 0EX Professor Dan Michman (Bar-Ilan University & International Institute for Holocaust Research Yad Vashem) – The Reasons Behind the Emergence of Ghettos During the Shoah – Trying to Solve the Enigma This lecture will examine the conceptual problems in Holocaust historiography regarding the function of ghettos in …