Other Conferences and CfP

The biannual IAGS conference will be held in Phnom Penh, Cambodia in July of 2019. Information regarding this conference can be found here. We look forward to seeing you at our next event. 

Please note the following conferences are not sponsored by, endorsed by, or affiliated with IAGS in any way. To request a conference or call for papers be added to this page, please e-mail stephanie.wolfe@genocidescholars.org. Questions regarding the various conferences below cannot be answered by IAGS.

  1. 70th Anniversary of the Genocide Convention - Conference - Nov. 9, 2018. (Nottingham, UK)
  2. First International Conference of the Center for Holocaust, Genocide & Human Rights Studies - Call for Papers: Dec. 1, 2018 (Charlotte, NC, USA)
  3. Genocide after 1948: 70 Years of Genocide Convention - Conference Dec. 7-8, 2018. (Netherlands)




70th Anniversary of the Genocide Convention


Nottingham International Law and Security Centre, University of Nottingham

Friday, 9 November 2018


We pleased to invite submissions to present papers at the inaugural Nottingham International Law and Security Centre interdisciplinary conference. The theme for the 2018 conference is the 70th Anniversary of the Genocide Convention. We encourage submissions from multiple backgrounds and disciplines. Proposals taking normative, conceptual, doctrinal, and historical perspectives are particularly welcome.


The deadline for submission of abstracts is midnight on 1 September 2018. Successful applicants will be notified by 21 September 2018.


Information regarding the submission of abstracts and contact details can be found at: https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/research/groups/nottingham-international-law-and-security-centre/news/2018/nilsc-interdisciplinary-conference.aspx


First International Conference of the Center for Holocaust, Genocide & Human Rights Studies

Call for Papers

University of North Carolina Charlotte, April 13-14, 2019


Conference themes and topics

Denial is often the “final stage of genocide,” Gregory H. Stanton asserted twenty years ago. The perpetrators “deny that they committed any crimes, and often blame what happened on the victims…. The black hole of forgetting is the negative force that results in future genocides.” (Stanton, 1996, 1998) The “assassins of memory,” in Pierre Vidal-Naquet’s memorable turn of phrase, seek to bury their crimes or, more often, legitimize or prettify governments or political movements with which they sympathize. The ways in which portrayals of genocide are constructed may contribute to creating “zones of denial” (Shavit 2005) that allow space for minimizing the harsh realities of genocide in our collective understanding. For victims and their descendants, denial brings additional injustice and trauma. ...


We welcome proposals on, but not limited to, these topics/themes:

· Use of denialist strategies by contemporary political movements

· Effects of denial upon survivor groups and/or upon perpetrator societies

· Reconciliation and transitional justice in post-genocidal societies in relation to education and denial

· Feminist perspectives and gendered analyses in relation to denial

· Denial or other forms of falsification in relation to indigenous peoples’ experiences

· Confronting and resisting denial in effective ways

· Post-colonial theories and practices in relation to issues of denial or confronting denial

· Minimization or erasure of racist and colonial histories in Europe, the United States, or elsewhere

· Appropriation and/or exploitation of the Holocaust and or other genocides

· Art, literature, and film confronting (or promoting) denial

· Pedagogical issues and approaches to addressing denial in educational settings

· How the era of “fake news” erodes genocide education or promotes denial


“Denial: The Final Stage of Genocide” welcomes proposals from undergraduate & graduate students, university professors and lecturers of all ranks, and independent scholars, as well as others who are involved in research or activism around these issues. We plan to include at least one panel of undergraduate students and to publish selected papers in an edited collection of essays.  


The conference’s keynote speaker will be Lerna  Ekmekçioğlu, hIstorian of the Modern Middle East at MIT and author of Recovering Armenia: The Limits of Belonging in Post-Genocide Turkey (Stanford University Press, 2016). 


Submit abstracts by extended deadline December 1, 2018 to hghr.uncc@gmail.com.


Contact Email:


John Cox, Director of HGHR Studies: jcox73@uncc.edu


URL, with full text of CFP:





Genocide after 1948: 70 Years of Genocide Convention
NIOD Amsterdam / Utrecht University, December 7-8, 2018

On 9 December 1948, the United Nations adopted the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide. Despite this commitment to prevent genocide and punish its perpetrators, several cases of genocide have occurred since, e.g. in Asia, Africa, and the European mainland itself. Millions of people have been categorically murdered on account of their real or perceived group identity – national, ethnic, racial, religious, political. What kind of impact(s) did the Convention have, and what type of changes were relevant in the postwar period? This multi-disciplinary conference will bring together historians, social scientists, and others, to explore the causes, courses, and consequences of genocide from a global perspective. The conference acknowledges the differences between genocide as a legal, historical, and social-scientific concept, and intends to include a variety of approaches.

We welcome papers on different cases across continents and decades, as well as critical issues that relate to mass violence, including, but not limited to, for example, the context of post-colonialism, the context of the Cold War and the contemporary context; the context of war, civil war and insurgency; intrastate power dynamics and political polarization; forms and institutions of violence; political economy, demography, ecology and geography; ideology, nationalism and identity politics; perpetration and individual perpetrators, victims and third parties; democratization; non-state actors.

The conference will consist of six main themes:

  • The concept of genocide and international law
  • (Civil) war and genocide
  • Perpetration
  • Genocide in Asia
  • Genocide in the Middle East
  • Genocide in Africa

Contact Info: For all general enquiries, please contact Barbara Boender at b.boender@niod.knaw.nl, or Martine van den Heuvel at m.van.den.heuvel@niod.knaw.nl

Contact Email: b.boender@niod.knaw.nl

URL: http://www.niod.nl