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Just a quick post to say that the website for Extremes of Human Cruelty Research Network is now live at: http://www.le.ac.uk/extremes-human-cruelty The site includes an online survey for any one wanting to share their own personal experiences of visiting a Holocaust memorial site, such as those located at sites of former concentration camps. […]
Next week I embark on a fieldwork trip to Bavaria and Austria, as part of ongoing research into memorialisation and the Holocaust, and in particular the concept of ‘dark tourism’ as it applies to sites of former concentration camps. I approach this trip with a mixture of excitement and trepidation. I’m not sure if ‘excitement’ […]
I’ve always been drawn to the darker and more unpleasant aspects of human nature. Ever since early adolescence I’ve been fascinated with horror fiction and film, and moved on from this to an interest in the ‘nasty’ parts of history, and to psychology – trying to understand what motivates people to commit acts of ‘evil’. […]