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Masterclass 'Intimate Violence' 
Prof.dr. Natalia Aleksiun 

10 October 2023

Masterclass: ‘Intimate Violence’.  Methodology and Sources for Microhistories of the Holocaust

Time: Monday 13 November 2023, 16.00-18.00 pm

Place: Drift 23, 1.04, 3512 BR Utrecht


In recent years, scholarship on the micro-dynamics of violence has become increasingly popular. Zooming in on the microlevel allows us to engage with the ‘softer tissue’ of history: with the emotions and perceptions of both victims and perpetrators as well as their memory and silence. In spite of the clear advantages of the shift towards microhistory, there are also challenges, particularly with regards to the sources. In this masterclass prof. dr. Natalia Aleksiun delves into her own research on the Holocaust in Poland/Ukraine to reflect upon the methodological and ethical concerns of microlevel research on mass violence. For more information see HERE