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Sheffield Museums – Conversation with Speakers, Commemoration – HMD 2024

Sheffield Museums – Conversation with Speakers, Commemoration – HMD 2024

Activity information

Activity type: Public activity

Organisation name: Sheffield Museums


Millennium Gallery, 48 Arundel Gate
South Yorkshire
S1 2PP
United Kingdom

Tue 23 Jan, 1 – 2pm
Millennium Gallery, Sheffield S1 2PP
Free, booking recommended

Hear Professor Philip Spencer, Terezia Rostas and Professor Marius Turda in conversation, as they discuss the history and aftermath of the Holocaust.

About the speakers:

Philip Spencer is Emeritus Professor in Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Kingston University. He is Senior Research Fellow at the London Centre for the Study of Contemporary Antisemitism and Visiting Professor in Politics at Birkbeck College, University of London.

He is the author of Antisemitism and the Left: On the Return of the Jewish Question (with Robert Fine), Manchester University Press, 2017; Genocide Since 1945, Routledge, 2102; Nations and Nationalism, Edinburgh University Press, 2006; and Nationalism: A Crucial Introduction (with Howard Wollman), Sage 2002.

Terezia Rostas is Founder of Care for Young People’s Future CIC and Welcoming Cultures, and a Research Associate at the University of Sheffield with Roots and Futures.

She is Romanian Roma from the Gabor community, mother of two amazing boys and grew up in a family of six siblings.

Terezia is passionate about culture, history, identity and empowering women, young people and communities to achieve their best in life and their true potential. She is a peace activist who advocates against inequalities and loves everything about heritage, arts and culture.

Marius Turda, Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, is Professor and Director of the Centre for Medical Humanities at Oxford Brookes University, having previously taught at UCL and University of Oxford. He was the founding director of the 'Cantemir Institute' at the University of Oxford. He has authored, co-authored and edited more than 25 books on the history of eugenics, race, and racism in East-Central Europe and beyond, including Bloomsbury’s A Cultural History of Race published in 6 volumes in 2021. He has also curated four exhibitions on eugenics, racial anthropology and biopolitics, most notably the one entitled 'We are not Alone': Legacies of Eugenics. His most recent public engagement project is

This talk is part of a wider event to commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day, with stalls, exhibits, activities and film screenings at the Millennium Gallery 11am to 3pm. It is free to attend – just drop in.

This event is organised in partnership with Sheffield Hallam University Multifaith Chaplaincy and Terezia Rostas, Roma Cultural Consultant and Director of Care for Young People's Future.

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Other organisation(s) involved

Sheffield Hallam University; Care for Young People's Futures; Welcoming Cultures

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