'Landscapes of memory' is a study of Holocaust memorials in the UK and in the vicinity of Berlin, these countries represent a cross section of experiences including those of victims, perpetrators and liberators.
This project started as post doctoral research at the University of Leeds funded by Leeds Humanity Research Institute and is ongoing.
Kate has just led a study group in Berlin leading discussions and debates around a variety of memorials and is alos involved in ensuring a legacy of survivors stories with the HSFA in Leeds.
Another aspect of this project will be working as part of the steering group to make the art installation by Antonia Stowe entitled 6 million + in our hands and will be a permanent memorial to the Holocaust and subsequent genocides to be situated in Kirklees. www.facebook.com/6MillionPlus
Kate has recently become involved in a network run by the University of Leicester The Extremes of Human Cruelty Research Network draws together academics, practitioners, and other interested parties, from a variety of disciplines and backgrounds to explore shared interests in human evil and cruelty. It aims to showcase the existing work and research of the contributors, provide a forum to develop collaborative projects, generate debate and discussion, and attract further scholars, practitioners and researchers with interests in these areas. http://www2.le.ac.uk/departments/criminology/research/current-projects/extremes-of-human-cruelty
Please get in touch if you have any thoughts, ideas or questions and find the facebook page (www.facebook.com/MemorialisingTheSixMillion).
Dr Kate Vigurs