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Julie Hurst-Whitehouse

History, University of Leicester

Thesis title:

Changing Spaces for Women's Voices in Oral Testimonial Collections of the Rwandan Genocide Against the Tutsi.

Research Area

  • History



'The Emotional Labour of Challenging Research'.  Presentation at the workshop, 'Creating and Working with Oral Historical Sources, April 2022.

'Negotiating Oral Histories of Sexual Violence and Genocide: A Case Study of Rwanda', paper to the British Association of Holocaust Studies Post-Graduate Conference, June 2021.

'Uncovering Meanings: The Architecture of the Archive', paper presented to the Interdisciplinary Doctoral Workshop of the Stanley Burton Centre for Holocaust and Genocide Studies Leicester, and the Centre for Research on Antisemitism, Berlin. June 2021. 

M4C Research Festival 2020 - Poster: Much Silence Has a Mighty Noise.  My poster questioned the pervasive view that sexual violence against Jewish women during the Holocaust didn't exist, going to to flag the continuum of violence that women in recent genocides in Rwanda, have experienced.  

Public Engagement & Impact

Principle Investigator: 'Creating and Working with Oral Historical Sources', a one day workshop for post-graduate researchers funded by the Midlands4 Cities Doctoral Training Partnership, April 2022.

Presentation for the East Midlands Oral History Festival 'Use of Agency in Negotiating Oral Testimony of Sexual Violence in Genocide',  June 2021.

Doctoral College week University of Leicester, February 2020.  

Cafe Research, University of Leicester, July 2020. 'The Holocaust Paradigm in Oral History of other Genocides: Early Reflections'


PGR Member of the Oral History Society

PGR Member of the British Association of Holocaust Studies

Member of the Association of Genocide Scholars