The Department of International History hosts numerous lectures, roundtables, debates and workshops by our academics, visiting academics and others. Members of the Department are also involved in a series of events around LSE. Below is a list of these events by chronological order. Our events are usually free and open to all with exceptions duly noted. We make video and audio recordings available whenever possible.
Events programme for the Lent Term coming soon
26 November 2020, Thursday, 6.30pm, Zoom
Speaker: 2020/21 Gerda Henkel Visiting Professor Martina Kessel (LSE International History)
Survivors of the Shoah have often described how the SS liked to define torturing practices during the genocide as ‘jokes’. The paper discussed the systematic presence of derisive laughter in Nazi Germany and analyzed its meanings as a way both to act out understandings of Germanness and to ‘justify’ violence.
The Visiting Professorship is a joint project of the GHIL and the Department of International History at LSE and is funded by the Gerda Henkel Foundation.
Co-hosted by the German Historical Institute London.
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