Public history

Probing the Limits of Visualization: From Holocaust Comics to Holocaust Memes and Beyond

26 June 2024

Hands on History talk with Wulf Kansteiner, Aarhus University.

Taking a new generation of Holocaust comics as a point of departure, the lecture seeks to historicize different strategies of Holocaust visualization within their respective media ecological contexts. I am particularly interested in exploring the interaction between the structural affordances of analogue, electronic, and digital media and their respective political-normative settings. More specifically, I would like to test the hypothesis that technological and social transformations have prompted key institutions and stake holders to redefine the limits of Holocaust representation inadvertently setting Holocaust memory on a path of reduced visibility.

Wulf Kansteiner is a professor at Aarhus University. His research focuses on modern and contemporary German history, media history, historical theory and collective memory studies.


Wednesday, 26 June 2024

14.00 - 15.00