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.
- 6th Genocide Awareness Week - Lecture Series April 9-14. (Arizona, USA)
- 35th Conference on the Holocaust and Genocide - Conference April 11-13, 2018 (Millersville University of Pennsylvania, USA).
- The Institute for Genocide and Mass Atrocity Prevention Inaugural Conference: Frontiers of Prevention - Conference April 13-15, 2018. (New York, USA)
- 4th Master Seminar on Post-Genocide - Conference April 19-20, 2018. (New Jersey, USA)
- Sacramento State's 5th International Conference on Genocide: Forms of Genocide Across the Globe: Challenges, Responses and Accountability - Call for abstracts: deadline April 27, 2018. Conference Nov. 1-3, 2018. (California, USA)
- Genocide after 1948: 70 Years of Genocide Convention - Call for papers: deadline May 1, 2018. Conference Dec. 7-8, 2018. (Netherlands)
- Words that Kill - Conference May 28-30, 2018. (France)
- INoGS 6th Global Conference on Genocide - Conference July 4-7, 2018. (France)
- Rwanda After 1994: Stories of Change - Conference July 6, 2018, (Scotland).
- Buried Words: A Workshop on Sexuality, Violence and Holocaust Testimonies - Conference October 11, 2018. (Ontario, Canada)
- Lessons and Legacies 2018 - Conference Nov. 1-4, 2018. (Missouri, USA)
- New Perspectives on Kristallnacht: After 80 Years, the Nazi Pogrom in Global Comparison - Conference Nov. 4-6, 2018. (California, USA)
6th GENOCIDE AWARENESS WEEK | NOT ON OUR WATCH | APRIL 9 - 14, 2018
Genocide Awareness Week is a series of lectures, exhibits and storytelling by distinguished survivors, scholars, politicians, activists, artists, humanitarians and members of law enforcement. This week-long event seeks to address how we, as a global society, confront violent actions and current and ongoing threats of genocide throughout the world, while also looking to the past for guidance and to honor those affected by genocide.
Genocide Awareness Week is hosted by Scottsdale Community College and sponsored in part by local and national organizations, this event is FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
For information, contact John Liffiton at: (480) 423-6447 or email@example.com
Millersville University - 35th Conference on the Holocaust and Genocide
Conference Theme: The Holocaust and Genocide Trials
April 11-13, 2018
Millersville University of Pennsylvania is pleased to announce the 35th Conference on the Holocaust and Genocide on April 11-13, 2018. The Conference will discuss international and national Holocaust and Genocide trials. The conference will explore the role of trials in exposing and punishing the crimes of Holocaust and genocide perpetrators and their collaborators, and the influence of trials on the formation of Holocaust and genocide history and memory. The Conference will commemorate the 85th anniversary of the Holodomor in Ukraine, the 80th anniversary of Kristallnacht, and the 75th anniversary of the Warsaw ghetto uprising. The keynote speaker for the conference is Lawrence Douglas, James J. Grosfeld Professor of Law, Jurisprudence and Social Thought, Amherst College.
The organizers of the Conference invite proposals for individual papers and panels focusing on:
- international and national Holocaust and Genocide trials;
- punishment of Holocaust and genocide perpetrators and their collaborators;
- the influence of trials on the formation of Holocaust and genocide history and memory;
- the Holodomor in Ukraine;
- the Warsaw ghetto uprising;
- teaching methods of the Holocaust and genocide.
A one-page paper proposal (double-spaced) should be submitted with a one-page curriculum vitae and contact information (email, mailing address, and phone number).
Panel organizers should submit a cover sheet stating the panel title, all individual paper titles, and contact information for each presenter. Panel proposals should also include individual paper proposals and a one-page CV for each participant. Please send your materials as one document in an email attachment in .doc or .docx format with your first and last name in the title of your file. Foreign scholars should inform us if they need support letters for a U.S. visa for conference attendance.
Please email your proposal to Dr. Victoria Khiterer: firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for all proposals is January 15, 2018. Decisions regarding the acceptance of papers and panels will be made by February 1, 2018.
The conference is free and open to the public.
Fourth International Graduate Students' Conference on Holocaust and Genocide Studies
Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies
April 12-15, 2018
Keynote address: Anthropological Methods for Documenting Human Rights Violations and Genocide
Speaker: Victoria Sanford (Anthropology Professor and Founding Director of the Center for Human Rights and Peace Studies, Lehman College)
Drawing on 25 years of experience investigating human rights violation and genocide in Guatemala, Sanford will discuss the theory and practice of forensic exhumations, victim identification, archival and testimonial research and their interplay in legal processes and community desires for justice. She will explore the ways in which science and law and justice complement and collide with one another as investigations move forward from the field to legal courts and the court of public opinion. She will also consider the role of the researcher as both documentarian and participant in the production of history as well as legal precedence.
Sanford's keynote address is the opening event of a three-day interdisciplinary conference that will reflect the full range of issues, concepts, and methods in current Holocaust and Genocide Studies scholarship. Doctoral students will present their work on genocides and other forms of mass violence in Europe, Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Australia, and the Americas as well as on the aftermath and collective memorialization of genocides.
Open to the public by reservation. Please contact Robyn Conroy at email@example.com
Sponsored by the Louis and Ann Kulin Endowed Fund, the Asher Family Fund, the Israel Academic Exchange, and the Institute for Contemporary History in Munich
The Institute for Genocide and Mass Atrocity Prevention Inaugural Conference: Frontiers of Prevention (April 13-15, 2018, Binghamton, NY)
The Institute for Genocide and Mass Atrocity Prevention
Inaugural Conference: Frontiers of Prevention
April 13-15, 2018
Binghamton, NY USA
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS AND PROPOSALS
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.
The conference theme, Frontiers of Prevention, is a broad-based inquiry into what is new, emergent, or possible in the current landscape of prevention efforts. Possible areas of inquiry include: what is the current status and future prospects of R2P? How does (or doesn’t) empirical research in the causes and triggers of atrocity crimes bear on the formation and implementation of policy for NGOs or state actors? What prospects do emerging information, media, or imaging technologies hold for new prevention approaches? What role do climate change or migration play in the prediction and prevention of atrocities? How can changes to social norms, education curricula, and public policies regarding gender, indigenous populations, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, etc. contribute to prevention? How can the communication and collaboration between university-based researchers and
practitioners be improved?
Academic researchers are invited to submit abstracts that present ongoing academic research. Abstracts should include a statement regarding the practical implications for prevention efforts.
Practitioners are invited to submit proposals for presentations describing their current work as members of initiatives or programs related to the prevention of genocide and mass atrocity.
Abstracts or proposals (approximately 300 words) should be sent to Max Pensky, Co-Director, Institute for Genocide and Mass Atrocity Prevention at Binghamton University, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline for receipt of abstracts and proposals is DECEMBER 20, 2017. Notification of acceptance will be made by January 20, 2018.
Location: Human Rights Institute at Kean University, Union Campus
CALL FOR PAPERS:
“Justice After Atrocity?,” April 19 & 20, 2018 — the 4th Master Seminar on Post-Genocide sponsored by Kean University’s Master of Arts in Holocaust and Genocide Studies, for college seniors, graduate students, faculty and other scholars, and practitioners whose current or recent research projects address the feasibility of criminal justice and its significant alternatives in dealing with the commission of large-scale violence. While all proposed topics related to genocide studies are welcome, topics addressing the seminar theme will receive special consideration. The seminar will permit participants to present their research and receive criticism and ideas for constructive, new lines of investigation. Delivered papers are slated for publication in the Kean University seminar eBook series and, possibly, a book.
The seminar will be facilitated by Lawrence Douglas, James J. Grosfeld Professor of Law, Jurisprudence & Social Thought, Amherst College, whose own research examines the remarkable, rapid and yet radically incomplete development of international criminal law in bringing perpetrators of atrocity to justice.
Interested participants are invited to submit a 250-word abstract of a paper in progress or recently completed dealing with the seminar theme, or other theme, by March 1 to Dr. Klein, email@example.com. Please include your affiliation and cell number. The seminar will take place at Kean University’s Human Rights Institute on Thursday, April 19, from 1 to 5pm (to be followed by Douglas’s public lecture) and will resume on Friday, April 20 from 9am to 6pm. Kean is a public New Jersey university close to Newark Liberty International Airport, Newark Penn Train Station, and New York City. No registration fee; lunch provided.
Sacramento State's 5th International Conference on Genocide - Call for Abstracts
Forms of Genocide Across the Globe: Challenges, Responses and Accountability, Nov. 1-3, 2018
Abstract Submission Deadline is: April, 27 2018
CONFERENCE CALL FOR PAPERS
California State University, Sacramento
The Department of Ethnic Studies
In Collaboration with:
The College of Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies
The College of Arts and Letters
The National Commission for the Fight against Genocide in Rwanda (CNLG)
Sonoma State University
Friends of Rwanda Association
The 5th International Conference on Genocide
Theme: Forms of Genocide Across the Globe: Challenges, Responses and Accountability
November 1-3, 2018 at California State University, Sacramento, USA
Ethnic Studies Department at California State University, Sacramento, in collaboration with its partners invites individual paper and panel submissions for its 5th International Conference on Genocide.
This is the 5th time the Conference on Genocide is taking place at the Sacramento State Campus. The conferences solidify the legacy of our late Rwandan colleague Professor Alexandre Kimenyi, whose pioneering spirit and selfless sacrifice led to Sacramento State hosting the first International Genocide conference in 1998. The success of the initial conference was followed by the 2004 International Genocide conference, a 2007 National Genocide conference focusing solely on “Rwanda after the Genocide,” and another International Conference on Genocide in 2011. The Genocide Conferences also underscore our commitment to foster a university community that values diversity and promotes international understanding and goodwill.
This year’s theme: Forms of Genocide Across the Globe: Challenges, Responses and Accountability examines themes related to collective memory of genocide with a specific focus on genocide denial, international arrest warrants in the aftermath of genocides, revisionism; survivor’s testimonies; transitional justice, genocide prevention; ending impunity, prosecution and extradition of fugitives from mass killings. The conference explores ideologies that diminish the significance and severity of genocide in a form of historical revisionism in Rwanda and other genocide contexts such as Germany, Armenia, and Bosnia. Other areas include any aspect of Genocide in the 20th and 21st centuries, including the Jewish Holocaust, the Armenian Genocide, the Cambodian killing fields, East Timor, the 1994 Tutsi Genocide in Rwanda, The Genocide in Darfur, the mass violence in Burundi, as well as the Genocide of Indigenous people in the Americas. Papers that address mass killings in Indonesia 1965- 1966, East Pakistan, Godhra, and Rohingya massacres in Myanmar, will be considered. The 5th International conference will engage challenges, responses, and responsibilities ratified in Articles V and VII of the UN Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide, in collaboration with countries like Rwanda and the international community in efforts to bring those involved in the 1994 Genocide to justice, and what has worked in the past and what new options can be developed to make efforts of post-genocide governments more effective.
We welcome papers and panels featuring individual case studies, historical investigations, conceptual approaches and frameworks, comparative studies, and practitioner reflections. We are especially interested in papers/panels that address one or more aspects of the conference theme, both broadly and specifically.
The organizing committee welcomes individual paper and panel proposals, provided a panel does not exceed 4 presenters in each panel. For individual papers, no more than 2 authors/presenters will be accepted for each paper proposal. Each person is limited to only 2 presentations, as individual or co-presenter in the conference.
Please submit an abstract that is 150 words (maximum) in length, CV (1 page maximum), and full contact information including title, institution, and email.
You will be notified of the acceptance of your proposal by email, including registration, hotel, transportation, and other related information.
Selected abstracts will be published in the final conference program and should be of publishable quality.
Proposals and presentations in English are preferred, but we may be able to accommodate French speakers.
Abstract Submission Deadline is: April, 27 2018
Please submit your abstract via email to Dr. Boatamo Mosupyoe
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Planning Committee Chair
California State University, Sacramento, University Ethnic Studies,
6000 J Street State Sacramento, CA 95819-6065
(916) 278-3536 or (916) 278 7570 F (916) 278-5156
Genocide after 1948: 70 Years of Genocide Convention
Call for papers deadline: May 1, 2018
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
- Genocide in Asia
- Genocide in the Middle East
- Genocide in Africa
We encourage both theoretical and empirical submissions. The conference will consist of a combination of formats, including pre-circulated paper sessions, public events, and book panels.
Abstracts for papers or panels (max 300 words) including a short biographical statement (max 100 words) can be submitted by 1 May 2018 to: email@example.com
Words that Kill Conference
May 28th - 30th 2018 - American University of Paris