Project Leads: Dr Rose Whyman and Dr Isabel Wollaston
Date: Wednesday 4 December 2013
Venue: Nettlefold Room, Nicolson Building, 58 Edgbaston Park Road, B15 2RT.
Registering for this event: Attendance is free, but registration is essential.
This half-day workshop aims to explore the theoretical and practical questions raised by academic study and representation(s) of the Kindertransport, via a dialogue between academics and practitioners with a survivor.
14:00 Welcome and Introduction
14:15 Memories of the Kindertransport:
Mrs Lia Lesser will talk about her experiences as a child coming to Britain from Prague on one of the transports organized by Nicholas Winton
15:15 Current research:
Andrea Hammel - 'Controversies in recent research on the Kindertransport';
Marissia Fragkou - 'Precarious children and youth on the British stage'.
17:00 An educational and museological perspective:
James Griffiths will reflect on the 'The Journey' (a multimedia exhibition based on the experience of the Kindertransport, and unique in being directed at infant-school children) and the educational programmes surrounding it.
17:45 Concluding reflections
Thanks to David Crisp for these images from the Department of Drama and Theatre Arts' production of Diane Samuels' 'Kindertransport' (5-7 December 2013):