Research project

Legacies for the Twenty-First Century: Landscape, Remembrance and the Visualisation of the Former Internment Camp at Gurs in France.

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Project overview

Legacies for the Twenty-First Century explores the aftermath of conflict and mass internment in France through a case study of the Gurs Camp. In addition to studying the commemorative trajectory of the camp, this project’s long-term aim is to develop the use of digital humanities to facilitate virtual visits to the site. SIAH-HEIF funding is supporting fieldwork that is exploring how the research methods of history can be combined with experimental and innovative processes of photographic and film production. The results will be incorporated into a short film and will additionally form the basis for further funding applications.


Lead researcher

Dr Scott Soo

Associate Professor

Research interests

  • Conflict, migration and commemoration in contemporary France and Europe
  • Mass internment in France during WWII
  • The Spanish Civil War
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