• Swedish Research Council
Responsible at MaU:
Malin Thor Tureby
Collaborators :
  • Professor Markus Idvall – Stockholm University
  • Professor Fredrik Nilsson – Åbo Akademi University
  • Professor Liv Nilsson Stutz – Linnaeus University
  • Fil. Dr. Britta Zetterström Geschwind – Swedish Holocaust Museum (PL)
Time frame:
01 January 2023 - 31 December 2025
Research subject:

About the project

The point of departure for the project is the newly founded Swedish Holocaust Museum (SMF) and its need to develop ethical and sustainable practices for collecting of the Holocaust and its victims, and for making these materials available to the public and research. The project concerns the establishment of an interdisciplinary network of researchers specialising in research ethics, collections, oral history, and the Holocaust, that will support this process.

The project aims to:

  1. Deepen and nuance the understanding of ethics within Holocaust research through interdisciplinary research;
  2. Examine Museum matter linked to the Holocaust, an under-researched field;
  3. Develop recommendations and methods for ethical collecting and curation of Holocaust stories and objects. SMF provides a case for exploring issues central within disciplines such as ethnology, archaeology, and oral history, including collecting methodology, difficult heritage, and identity in relation to the Holocaust.

The interdisciplinary approach allows perspectives to intersect and link university researchers and museums.