Category Archives: Research

‘Music in the Holocaust’ at the United Nations

The Parkes Institute was recently represented at a United Nations programme on the Holocaust, organised for Yom Hashoah. Dr Shirli Gilbert, author of Music in the Holocaust, spoke at a United Nations forum on ‘Learning about the Holocaust through the Arts’ at the UN headquarters … Continue reading

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Meet our PhD Students: Jen Arnold

In the latest in our series exploring the work of the Parkes Institute’s thriving postgraduate research community, we meet Jen Arnold. Jen began her PhD this academic year, and is working under Professor Tony Kushner, head of the Parkes Institute … Continue reading

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Call for papers – Refugees and Migrants: Unaccompanied Children in Britain 1914-2014

Against the backdrop of intense contemporary debate on immigration, the University of Southampton’s Parkes Institute and the Centre for German-Jewish Studies at the University of Sussex are pleased to announce an interdisciplinary and international conference on unaccompanied child migration both … Continue reading

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The Ian and Mildred Karten Memorial Lecture 2014

You are cordially invited to the 2014 Ian and Mildred Karten Memorial Lecture which will be given by Dr James Jordan. ‘Reviewing the Extermination: Dr Who, Daleks and the Changing Face of Jewish Identity’ The lecture will be chaired by … Continue reading

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MA Jewish History and Culture now recruiting

The Parkes Institute is now recruiting for its MA in Jewish History and Culture. The Programme The Parkes MA programme offers a rich encounter with the main currents in Jewish history and culture from a multi-disciplinary perspective. Reflecting the heritage … Continue reading

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The Last Man: A British Genocide in Tasmania

The Last Man A British Genocide in Tasmania Tom Lawson We are pleased to announce the publication of a new book by Parkes alumnus and former member of staff Professor Tom Lawson. Little more than 70 years after the British … Continue reading

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Studying a PhD at the Parkes Institute: an interview with Bradley Barnes

The Parkes Institute is a thriving and globally recognised research centre. Our research interests cover all periods from antiquity to the twenty first century and have a truly global focus. Amongst our specialised interests currently are Holocaust Studies, Migration, Maritime Studies, … Continue reading

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