over the last weeks, I have been putting together a major grant application for a research project on Buchenwald concentration camp. The project aims to explore the history of the camp, as well as the history of its memorialisation, documentation and its representation in film, music, art and literature - particularly, but not exclusively, in East Germany and united Germany (thus an investigation of the writings of Elie Wiesel, Jorge Semprun and Imre Kertesz would also be encompassed by the project). The period the project intends to investigate is 1934-2005.
Ideally, as part of the grant application, I would like to include a request for funding that would enable a full-time PhD or postdoctoral student to undertake research on Buchenwald. The student would be based here at NTU. However, the topic of this research need not be restricted to Buchenwald; for example, a PhD or postdoctoral project on "Lagerdiskurs" in general, or on memorialisation at various memorial sites, would be welcome. Buchenwald, however, would certainly have to be one of the camps considered in this PhD/postdoctoral project.
If there is anyone out there who might be interested in undertaking PhD/postdoctoral research within the framework of the project, I would be most grateful if you could get in touch. Alternatively, if colleagues know of others not on the List who might be interested in such research, I would appreciate it if you could pass this email on.
With all good wishes,
Professor in Contemporary German Studies
School of Arts, Communication and Culture
The Nottingham Trent University
Nottingham NG11 8NS
Tel.: 0115 848 3232 or 0115 923 1054
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