Open Lecture with Karin Kvist Geverts: Sweden and the Holocaust. Challenges and possibilities for Holocaust research today

  • Datum: –11.00
  • Plats: Zoom https://uu-se.zoom.us/j/69431104940
  • Föreläsare: Karin Kvist Geverts, Docent i historia och chef för The Institute for Holocaust Research in Sweden (IHRS). Foto: Jann Lipka/KB.
  • Arrangör: Uppsala Forum on Democracy, Peace and Justice
  • Kontaktperson: Daniel Hedlund
  • Föreläsning

Föreläsare: Docent Karin Kvist Geverts, Institute for Holocaust Research in Sweden (IHRS).
Kommentator: Docent Tomislav Dulić, föreståndare Hugo Valentin-centrum, Uppsala universitet.
Evenemanget hålls på engelska.
Foto: Jann Lipka/KB

Foto: Jann Lipka/KB

Karin Kvist Geverts is Associate Professor in History specialized in Holocaust history and one of the founders of the Swedish research network on Holocaust research. Her research has dealt with Swedish refugee policy and the Holocaust, Holocaust memory cultures and antisemitism. In her lecture, Kvist Geverts will talk about her current research on early writings on the Holocaust published in Early Holocaust Memory in Sweden. Archives, Testimonies and Reflections, Johannes Heumann & Pontus Rudberg (eds.) (Palgrave 2021) and also address the political interest in the topic today with the establishment of a Holocaust museum, the upcoming Malmö International Forum on Holocaust Remembrance and Combating Antisemitism (October 2021) as well as the Swedish chairmanship of the IHRA (2022-2023). What challenges and possibilities does this bring for the field of Holocaust research in Sweden today?

About the lecturer:

Karin Kvist Geverts is Associate Professor in History and the Director of the Institute for Holocaust Research in Sweden (IHRS). She was the Swedish delegate to the Academic Working Group of the IHRA (2015-2017) and the expert secretary of the inquiry A Swedish Museum about the Holocaust (SOU 2020:21). Her research has dealt with Swedish refugee policy and the Holocaust, Holocaust memory cultures and antisemitism.

Discussant:

Associate Professor Tomislav Dulić, Director of The Hugo Valentin Centre at Uppsala University.

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Open Lecture with Karin Kvist Geverts: Sweden and the Holocaust. Challenges and possibilities for Holocaust research today