Dr Simone Gigliotti

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Simone Gigliotti is Senior Lecturer in Holocaust Studies in the Department of History. At Royal Holloway, she is affiliated with the Holocaust Research Institute (as Deputy Director), the Centre for the GeoHumanities, and the Centre for Oratory and Rhetoric. 

Her research focuses on the victim and survivor experience in oral, written, visual and geographical accounts, including how these accounts often intersect with, and differ from other witnessing perspectives. 

Current projects include finalising a monograph about Jewish refugees and displaced persons from Nazi-era to post-war Europe that brings together a disparate range of historical sources, geographic literature, and cinematic imagery, On the Trail of the Homeseeker: the Holocaust and the Cinema of the Displaced. She recently completed two co-edited projects: The Wiley Companion to the Holocaust (2020) and The Holocaust in the 21st Century: Relevance and Challenges in the Digital Age (Lessons and Legacies, Volume XIV) (2021). 

Additional interests are in digital curation, visual narrative, and Holocaust geographies and its incubating maritime turn ("the Holocaust at Sea"). Forthcoming publications include studies of networks of humanitarian relief provision for Jewish refugees in the Philippines, and papers on the conceptualising the Holocaust at Sea's geography, shipping cartography, and testimonial narrative. 

StoryMap of Simone's publications and papers indicates the interdisciplinary breadth of her research interests.



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