How to Frame World War II in Comics: Issues of Representation and Formats

17 Nov. 2021, 9:00-12:00 — Blandijn, third floor, Camelot meeting room

Talk and discussion by Prof Kees Ribbens (NIOD/Erasmus University Rotterdam)



Kees Ribbens is a senior researcher at NIOD, where he has worked since 2006. He is also an endowed professor of ‘Popular historical culture of Global Conflicts and Mass Violence’ at Erasmus University Rotterdam. His interest is in how memories of war, genocide and mass violence in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries are represented in words and images. More generally, he looks at how individuals, groups and societies relate to these histories. He is fascinated by the ways in which the Second World War is given meaning, represented and appropriated, each time anew, across various communities.