Miss Imogen Dalziel

Supervised by

  • Dan Stone First/primary/lead supervisor

    1/10/15 → …

Personal profile

I am in the third year of my PhD at Royal Holloway, under the supervision of Professor Dan Stone. My research focuses on the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum's adaptation to the digital museum, both on and offsite. I am privileged to receive funding from the Davis Foundation with which to complete my research.

I hold a BSc in Psychology from The University of Birmingham and an MA in Holocaust Studies from Royal Holloway. I was delighted to receive the 2015 MA in Holocaust Studies Prize, notably for my disseration, which focused on visitors' photography at the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum.

Raising awareness and educating about the Holocaust is my greatest passion. I work part-time as Administrator for the Holocaust Research Institute, a unique, interdisciplinary research network located within the University. Aside from my academic career, I was a Regional Ambassador for the Holocaust Educational Trust for three years, and continue to work with them as a Freelance Educator. I have also volunteered with organisations including The Wiener Library, The Holocaust Centre in Nottinghamshire and the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum. I have organised a number of events for Holocaust Memorial Day across the country and have spoken to participants on the Holocaust Educational Trust’s ‘Lessons from Auschwitz’ Project. 

In the past, I have appeared in The Independent and The Jewish Chronicle and have been interviewed on local BBC radio regarding my voluntary work in Holocaust education. I have completed courses at the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum, Yad Vashem and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Furthermore, I write an online blog to promote Holocaust awareness and remembrance to the general public.

Research interests

Holocaust ‘tourism’; dark tourism; the development of Holocaust museums; Holocaust memorialisation; the impact of digital technology and social media on Holocaust memory and awareness; public and media responses to death and the corpse.

Teaching

'Constructing the Holocaust,' optional undergraduate Theology and Religion module at The University of Birmingham (shared with Dr Isabel Wollaston). March-April 2017.

'Introduction to the Study of the Holocaust,'  undergraduate Theology and Religion module at The University of Birmingham (shared with Dr Isabel Wollaston). March-April 2017.

'The Holocaust in History and Memory', undergraduate Theology and Religion module at The University of Birmingham (shared with Dr Isabel Wollaston). March-April 2015.

'Kwibuka20' teaching programme, organised by The Holocaust Centre. I taught workshops and gave lectures at three secondary schools around England. June-July 2014.

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