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
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.
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.
Engelska parken, Thunbergsvägen 3 A
Box 628, 751 26 UPPSALA
Telephone: 018-471 1526 018-471 1546
Director of studies, Master's level