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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Questions regarding the various conferences below cannot be answered by IAGS.
- 70th Anniversary of the Genocide Convention - Conference - Nov. 9, 2018. (Nottingham, UK)
- First International Conference of the Center for Holocaust, Genocide & Human Rights Studies - Call for Papers: Dec. 1, 2018 (Charlotte, NC, USA)
- Genocide after 1948: 70 Years of Genocide Convention - Conference Dec. 7-8, 2018. (Netherlands)
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
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 email@example.com.
John Cox, Director of HGHR Studies: firstname.lastname@example.org
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