Event

12
April

Graduate Student Conference on Holocaust and Genocide Studies

  •  Worcester, MA

By the Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies

12 - 15 April 2018

The Strassler Center will host the Fourth International Graduate Student Conference on Holocaust and Genocide Studies, in cooperation with the Research Institute of Contemporary Jewry at the Hebrew University, Jerusalem. The conference will provide a forum for advanced doctoral students and early post-docs to present their research projects to peers and established scholars.

This interdisciplinary conference will reflect the full range of issues, concepts, and methods in current Holocaust and Genocide Studies. Accordingly, we invite pertinent applications from all fields and disciplines and from countries around the world. Students working on genocides and other forms of mass violence in Europe, Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Australia, and America as well as on the aftermath and collective memorialization of genocides are encouraged to apply.

CFP Deadline: 31 August 2017

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13
April

The Institute for Genocide and Mass Atrocity Prevention Inaugural Conference: Frontiers of Prevention

  •  Binghamton, NY

By the Institute for Genocide and Mass Atrocity Prevention

13-15 April 2018

Inaugural Conference: Frontiers of Prevention

Binghamton University’s Institute for Genocide and Mass Atrocity Prevention (I-GMAP) is pleased to announce its inaugural annual conference. Frontiers of Prevention is designed to bring together academic researchers and practitioners dedicated to the spectrum of genocide and mass atrocity prevention efforts. The intention of this inaugural conference is to initiate dialogue, exchange insights and experiences, and explore areas of possible creative collaboration between the academic world and the community of prevention-focused practitioners, both in government service and in civil society.

CFP Deadline: December 20, 2017

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13
April

Memory at the Intersection of Mass Violence and Socioeconomic Inequality

  •  Ottawa, Canada

13 - 14 April 2018

This will be an intimate two-day workshop that will include a maximum of 18 papers. Participants will be asked to pre-circulate their papers in order to facilitate robust and productive discussions. The workshop will aim to publish a selection of papers in an anthology.

This international and interdisciplinary workshop seeks to bring together scholars and practitioners who are working at the intersection of memory of mass violence and socioeconomic inequality in order to begin to fill the gap in this field. We are particularly interested in the following questions, but any work relating to the workshop theme is welcome:

  • Oral histories of communities having experienced both physical and structural violence;
  • The interaction between trauma and precarity;
  • Social class and memory of violence;
  • Political ideology and affiliation as they relate to experiences of atrocity and poverty;
  • Methodological and ethical questions around working with people and communities experiencing inequality;
  • Narratives and narrativizing different forms of violence and exclusion;
  • Resisting hegemonic memory and explanations of atrocity and inequality;
  • Refugee narratives and the connections between violence experienced in home countries and exclusion in host countries;
  • Indigenous experiences of mass violence and socioeconomic inequality.

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