War Heritage Research Initiative Lecture Series - Tour Guides, Politics and Sites of Trauma in Germany

Doctoral candidate Ann-Kathrin McLean takes on the challenges of politics in Germany in 2019 and the influence played by Holocaust sites. McLean also examine the important role played by local guides working at Dachau Concentration Camp and Memorial Site, in interpreting the Nazi past.

The War Heritage Research Initiative Lecure Series explores various aspects of history, heritage, and memory of the world wars.  The Series will include a showcase the new ‘War Memories across Canada’ documentary vignettes, written, directed and produced by Dr. Geoffrey Bird, the project lead and associate professor at RRU.  In addition, we will welcome guest speakers throughout the year presenting on recent research.  Whereas war history is an essential cornerstone of this series, heritage and memory refer to the contemporary ways in which we remember and connect with the past.  A range of topics, including how we remember, forget, and silence the past, the invention of commemorative traditions, the traditions and relevance of how we remember, and the significance and meaning of war tourism are some of the topics we explore.

Please visit the War Heritage Research Initiative website for more information on the initiative. 

Course Dates: War Heritage Research Initiative Lecture Series - Tour Guides, Politics and Sites of Trauma in Germany

Start Date:May 02, 2019
Delivery:2 hours, Classroom
Delivery Day(s)/Time(s): 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Price:Free
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