Stanley Burton Centre for Holocaust and Genocide Studies

Aubrey Newman lecture series

The annual Aubrey Newman lecture series was initiated in 2006 to honour Professor Aubrey Newman, founder of the Stanley Burton Centre in 1992.


Past lectures

'State-Sponsored Holocaust Distortion and Holocaust Denial in Today’s Poland'

24 October 2022, Online

Professor Jan Grabowski, University of Ottawa

Warrant for Genocide? Hitler, the Holocaust and the Protocols of the Elders of Zion

3 October 2019, 5.30pm, Peter Williams Lecture Theatre, Fielding Johnson Building
Professor Sir Richard J. Evans, University of Cambridge 

What we do not talk about: Jewish survivors and their rescuers in Poland during the Holocaust

7 November 2017, 5.30pm, Ken Edwards - Lecture Theatre 2
Dr Joanna Beata Michlic, UCL

Why did they kill? Revisiting the Holocaust perpetrators

26 January 2015, 6.00pm-7.00pm, Henry Wellcome Building - Frank and Katherine May Lecture Theatre
Professor Christopher Browning, University of North Carolina

The Expressionist Ludwig Meidner: Exile, creativity and Holocaust awareness

14 May 2014, 5.30pm-6.30pm, New Walk Museum Leicester
Dr Shulamith Behr, Honorary Research Fellow, Courtauld Institute of Art, London

Grey zones and good Italians: The Holocaust and national character

8 May 2013, 5.30pm, Ken Edwards - Lecture Theatre 3
Professor Robert Gordon, Cambridge

Proving genocidal intent: Is it really so difficult?

21 September 2011, 5.30pm-6.30pm, Ken Edwards Lecture Theatre 3
Professor William A. Schabas (University of Middlesex)

Space and memory in the Third Reich

11 May 2010
Professor Alon Confino, University of Virginia, USA

From Stockholm to Stockton - The Holocaust and/as heritage in Britain

5 May 2009
Professor Dan Stone, Royal Holloway, University of London

After-image/after-affect. The politics and aesthetic solace in the encounter with unbearable knowledge

6 May 2008
Professor Griselda Pollock, Director of the Centre for Cultural Analysis, Theory, and History, University of Leeds

Berlin, 2005-1945: Back to the future?

8 May 2007
Professor Robert G. Moeller, University of California, Irvine

Perpetrators. How do ordinary people become mass murders?

8 May 2006
Professor Harald Welzer, Director of the Center for Interdisciplinary Memory Research in Essen/Germany

Past Public Lectures

In addition to providing undergraduate and postgraduate teaching on the Holocaust to History at Leicester, the Centre provides lectures and programmes to the community at large. Professor Newman has given public lectures as well as speaking to secondary schools and 'In-Service' programmes for teachers locally and nationally, in association with Beth Shalom (Laxton) and the Holocaust Education Trust.

Professor Aubrey Newman lectures

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