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Mr. Daniel Adamson, BA (Cantab.), MA (UCL), PGCE (Buckingham), DipABRSM

The portrayal - in educational settings - of the relationship between Britain and the Holocaust in the Department of History

Contact Mr. Daniel Adamson (email at daniel.e.adamson@durham.ac.uk)

Daniel Adamson

My PhD research is focussed on the portrayals of the relationship between Britain and the Holocaust. I am interested in exploring the ways in which the contemporary British response to the Holocaust has been represented in schools, museums, and similar educational settings. In the British context, I seek to site my research within the broader context of existing Second World War narratives and public memory of the Holocaust.

For my undergraduate degree, I read History at Queens’ College, Cambridge, where my dissertation work centred on the relationship between Winston Churchill and the Holocaust. Subsequently, I completed an MA in History Education at University College London (UCL), and obtained the PGCE (University of Buckingham) whilst practising as a teacher of History.

Since 2018, I have acted as Book Reviewer for The Wiener Holocaust Library, and I am also a contributing author to several online platforms, including The Conversation, the blog of the British Association for Holocaust Studies (BAHS), and the University of Cambridge ‘Doing History in Public’ project. I am also a member of the Durham University Centre for Modern Conflicts and Cultures (CMCC).

I welcome enquiries regarding collaborative research and opportunities for media work.

 

Twitter: @DanielEAdamson

Email: daniel.e.adamson@durham.ac.uk

Research Interests

  • The Holocaust, history of memory, history of education
  • The portrayal - in educational settings - of the relationship between Britain and the Holocaust.

Publications

Journal Article

  • Adamson, D. (2021). ‘Our Crime Was Being Jewish: Hundreds of Holocaust Survivors Tell Their Stories’. Oral History Journal 49(1): 137-138.
  • Adamson, D. (2020). ‘Holocaust education: contemporary challenges and controversies’. Holocaust Studies 26(4).
  • Adamson, D (2020). ‘Open-air Am Endes Tunnels Kindertransport exhibition, Berlin’. Social History in Museums 44: 73-78.

Masters Thesis

  • Adamson, D. (2019). ‘From theory to praxis in genocide education: to what extent are common guidelines reflected in the classroom teaching experiences of independent-school educators?’. Masters.

Newspaper/Magazine Article

  • Adamson, D. (2021). 'LGBT+ history month: remembering the 'Glamour Boys' – the gay MPs who warned 1930s Britain about Nazism'. The Conversation
  • Adamson, D. (2021). 'Reflections on "The World at War"'. Historical Association
  • Adamson, D. (2020). 'Plans for a UK Holocaust Memorial looked promising, but now debate has stalled.'. The Conversation
  • Adamson, D. (2020). ‘Hidden in plain view: the changing face of Holocaust denial’. British Association for Holocaust Studies (BAHS) blog
  • Adamson, D. (2020). ‘Holocaust Memory in the United Kingdom’. Durham University History Department podcast
  • Adamson, D. (2020). ‘Reflections on Auschwitz: A Doctor’s Eyewitness Account’. British Association for Holocaust Studies (BAHS) blog
  • Adamson, D. (2020). ‘The art of tragedy: reflections upon the life of Max van Dam’. Sobibor on the Screen Online Exhibition
  • Adamson, D. (2020). A familiar tune: the Proms affair highlights Britain’s reluctance for critical self-reflection. University of Cambridge ‘Doing History in Public’
  • Adamson, D. (2020). George Orwell’s “Six Rules for Writing” a reassessment. Edinburgh University Pubs & Publications blog
  • Adamson, D. (2020). Many young people still lack basic knowledge of the Holocaust. The Conversation
  • Adamson, D. (2020). Reflections on Auschwitz: A Doctor’s Eyewitness Account. British Association for Holocaust Studies (BAHS) blog
  • Adamson, D. (2019). ‘Churchill and the Auschwitz Bombing Debate: personal or political failure?’. British Association for Holocaust Studies (BAHS) blog
  • Adamson, D. (2019). ‘Jane Haining: the Scottish guardian of Hungarian Jews who perished at Auschwitz’. The Wiener Holocaust Library blog
  • Adamson, D. (2019). ‘Portrayals of Jews in The Adventures of Tintin’. The Wiener Holocaust Library blog
  • Adamson, D. (2019). ‘The Dreyfus Affair: metaphor and reality in public history’. University of Cambridge ‘Doing History in Public’
  • Adamson, D. (2019). ‘Winston Churchill and the Holocaust’. British Association for Holocaust Studies (BAHS) blog

Media Contacts

Available for media contact about:

  • Modern History: Britain & Ireland: The portrayal - in educational settings - of the relationship between Britain and the Holocaust.
  • Politicial, cultural, social history: The portrayal - in educational settings - of the relationship between Britain and the Holocaust.

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