What’s On

Current and upcoming exhibitions

Crisis of Britishness? Immigration, Race and Nation in Modern Britain

The idea that British identity and culture is threatened by non-white migration has pervaded contemporary British history. This exhibition highlights far-right nationalist rhetoric and the anti-fascist, anti-racist responses that followed. Using items from our unique archive it highlights the struggle over immigration, race and nation in Britain in the 1970-90s.

Genocidal Captivity: Retelling the Stories of Armenian and Yezidi Women

This exhibition explores stories of Armenian and Yezidi women held in genocidal captivity, using humanitarian records of Armenian survivors from the 1920s and recent interviews with and compelling portraits of Yezidi survivors in Iraq.

Upcoming events

Book talk: Frank Trentmann – “Out of the Darkness: The Germans from 1942 to the Present”

In this talk, the historian Frank Trentmann draws on his new book Out of the Darkness to put current developments in historical perspective. Through this book Trentmann seeks to answer a central question: How have the Germans changed since 1942 and why? And who are they now?

Hybrid Book Talk: Safe Haven with Jon Silverman and Robert Sherwood

The Wiener Holocaust Library is delighted to host Jon Silverman and Robert Sherwood to speak about their new book, Safe Haven: The UK’s Investigations into Nazi Collaborators and the Failure of Justice, for its new academic book series.

Hybrid Event: Curators in Conversation: Genocidal Captivity, Rebecca Jinks with Christine Schmidt

Join Dr Becky Jinks, in conversation with Dr Christine Schmidt, curators of the Holocaust and Genocide Research Partnership’s latest exhibition, Genocidal Captivity: Retelling the Stories of Armenian and Yezidi Women, to learn more about how they developed the exhibition and their curatorial choices.

PhD and a Cup of Tea: Reconfiguring Humanitarianism in the Margins of Empire – Displacement and Relief in Turkestan, 1914-1924

During the First World War, nearly 300.000 refugees and prisoners of war were displaced to Turkestan, which brought the local population into direct contact with a conflict that was being waged thousands of miles away in Russia’s Western borderlands and on the Caucasus front. After the end of the war and the collapse of the Russian Empire, Central Asia once again became host to refugees fleeing catastrophe in Soviet Russia. In 1921, when famine struck the Volga region, the Soviet government transported thousands of people to remote parts of the nascent USSR.

Hybrid Exhibition Talk: Sinjar Destroyed: Photographs and stories of the aftermath of ISIS genocide in northern Iraq

This event is organised as part of the Genocidal Captivity exhibition events series.
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