A series of lectures organised by Yale University Press, will celebrate the discipline and practice of history, the authors at each event will reflect on the practices of history and open a conversation about the future of history over the coming century.  The events will also engage with untold, marginalised and invisible holocaust and working class histories. 

Lecture Series

The Future of Holocaust History | 19 May 2022

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This event, a collaboration between The Wiener Holocaust LibraryYale University Press and The Institute of Historical Research (IHR), is being held to mark the IHR’s centenary year. 

Chaired by Dr Christine Schmidt, Deputy Director and Head of Research at the Library, the event will feature three Yale University Press authors, Rebecca Clifford (author of Survivors), James McAuley (author of The House of Fragile Things) and Dan Stone (author of The Liberation of the Camps). Each author will talk about the writing of their books to reflect on how the historiography of the Holocaust has changed and why the topic is more important now than ever. 

This will be followed by questions from the audience, who can attend virtually or in person.

About the speakers:

  • Rebecca Clifford is Professor of Transnational European History at the University of Durham. She is the author of Commemorating the Holocaust: The Dilemmas of Remembrance in France and Italy (Oxford University Press, 2013) and Survivors: Children’s Lives after the Holocaust (Yale University Press, 2020).
  • James McAuley is the Paris correspondent for The Washington Post and a contributor to the New York Review of Books. He recently received his doctorate in French history at Oxford University.
  • Dan Stone is Professor of Modern History and Director of the Holocaust Research Institute at Royal Holloway, University of London. He is a historian of ideas who works primarily on twentieth-century European history. His forthcoming books include Fate Unknown: Tracing the Missing after the Holocaust (Oxford University Press, 2022) and The Holocaust: An Unfinished History (Penguin/Pelican, 2023).


Chaired by:

Christine Schmidt is Deputy Director and Head of Research at The Wiener Holocaust Library. Her research is focused on postwar search and collecting initiatives, the Nazi concentration camp system and comparative studies of collaboration and resistance in France and Hungary. She is currently writing a social history and archival biography of a collection of survivor accounts recorded by the Library and led by Eva Reichmann in the 1950(Opens in new window)s.

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