Victims, Perpetrators, Bystanders and Collaborators as historical concepts: Redundant labels, useful categorisations or somewhere in between?

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Date(s) - 19 June
8:30 am - 6:30 pm

Grimond Building, University of Kent


The South East Hub 2018 will be held at the University of Kent on 19th June. The conference is an opportunity for research postgraduates and early career researchers to discuss their topics in a friendly and supportive environment.

This year, papers will address the conceptual utility of the terms victims, perpetrators, bystanders and collaborators in a variety of historical contexts. The panels we have lined up are:

  • ‘Accusation, Collaboration and Resistance’
  • ‘The Victim Voice’
  • ‘Simultaneous Categories’
  • ‘Regimes and the Right’.

We also have what promises to be a very interesting keynote talk from Professor Tim Cole, entitled ‘Perpetrators, victims and bystanders: Writing integrated histories and geographies’.

The conference is free to attend. Lunch, tea and coffee will also be provided, and a wine reception will follow the event. Please note that we have limited spaces, so are operating on a first come, first served basis.

Registration closes on May 18th, so register as soon as possible to secure your attendance at the conference. The registration link is here –​ 

If you have any questions about the event or require any further information, please get in touch with Kate Docking and Ellis Spicer at