History and Memory in Comparative Genocide Studies, 7.5 credits

Academic year 2023/2024

  • Autumn 2023, 100%, Campus

    Start date: 2 October 2023

    End date: 5 November 2023

    Application deadline: 17 April 2023

    Application code: UU-54611 Application

    Language of instruction: English

    Location: Uppsala

    Selection: Higher education credits (maximum 285 credits)

    Registration: Please contact the department.

Entry requirements: Academic requirements

A Bachelor's degree, equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen, from an internationally recognised university. 

Language requirements

Proficiency in English equivalent to the Swedish upper secondary course English 6.


If you are not a citizen of a European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) country, or Switzerland, you are required to pay application or tuition fees. Formal exchange students will be exempted from tuition fees, as well as the application fee. Read more about fees.

Application fee: SEK 900

Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 12,500

Tuition fee, total: SEK 12,500

About the course

This course deepens your knowledge about various forms of memory and representation of the Holocaust and other instances of genocide and mass political violence in Europe, with a particular emphasis on comparisons between its western and eastern regions. Key theories will be discussed, as well as distinctions between concepts such as social, cultural and collective memory and their relationship to state- and nation-building processes.

Departing from different representations of the Holocaust, we will analyse how various forms of mass political persecution are negotiated on European, regional, national and local levels. While focusing on the developments in Europe since the 1980s, you will also be required to draw comparisons to similar processes in other parts of the world, such as the United States, Armenia, Rwanda and Cambodia.

More information


Department of History

Engelska parken, Thunbergsvägen 3 A

Box 628, 751 26 UPPSALA

Telephone: 018-471 1526 018-471 1546

Email: studera-hist@uu.se

Director of studies, Master's level

Email: studierektor-ma@hist.uu.se