Research Affiliate: Tim Cole

Currently: Professor of Social History and Head of Subject for Historical Studies, Director of the Brigstow Institute, University of Bristol

Tim Cole earned his Ph.D. in Geography from the University of Cambridge, where he focused on the spatiality of ghettoization in Budapest during the Holocaust. His research interests range across the historic and memory landscapes of the Holocaust with a particular focus on Hungary, but Tim also has broader interests in twentieth century historic landscapes and environmental histories. He is a member of the Holocaust Geographies Collaborative, which is one of a number of collaborative digital humanities and creative technologies projects that Tim is involved with. His most recent book – Holocaust Landscapes – draws on oral history and memoir accounts to tell the story of the Holocaust through a series of landscapes that victims moved – and were moved – through across the European continent. 

Selected Recent Publications

  • Holocaust Landscapes (London: Bloomsbury, 2016)
  • "(Re)placing the Past: Spatial Strategies of Retelling Difficult Stories." The Oral History Review 42.1 (2015): pp. 30-49.
  • "'Nature was Helping Us': Forests, Trees and Environmental Histories of the Holocaust." Environmental History 19.4 (2014): pp. 665-686.
  • Co-edited with Anne Kelly Knowles and Alberto Giordano Geographies of the Holocaust (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2014) 
  • "Crematoria, Barracks, Gateway: Survivors’ Return Visits to the Memory Landscapes of Auschwitz." History and Memory 25.2 (2013): pp. 102-131.

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