Dr Jaime Ashworth received his Ph.D. from Southampton University in 2012.
Having developed a keen interest in the issues surrounding the representation of the past during six years living, working and researching in Krakow, Poland, my interdisciplinary research explores the ways in which the Holocaust is represented in museums: specifically, Yad Vashem in Jerusalem, the Imperial War Museum in London, and the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum in Oświęcim, Poland. My research looks at the Holocaust as a Barthesian mythology: that is, progressively more a vehicle for the exploration of other issues than an object of study purely for its own sake. The subjects in this blog are intended to reflect the broad range of subjects and issues this research brings me into contact with. There are also ‘back catalogue’ pieces I wish to give a permanent home to, as well as a current CV and research proposals.
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