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Understanding Atrocities Conference: Remembering, Representing, and Teaching Genocide February 19-21, 2014
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Scott W. Murray / Tristan Smyth, Mount Royal University
The Understanding Atrocities Conference aims to explore, among other things, the relationship between ‘atrocity’ and ‘genocide,’ and how they are interwoven and understood. By approaching the topic of genocidal atrocity within the themes of remembering, representing, and teaching, we hope to engender a discussion across, between, and among the disciplines.
The conference will include keynote addresses by James Waller, the Cohen Chair of Holocaust and Genocide Studies at the Keene State College, and author of Becoming Evil: How Ordinary People Commit Genocide and Mass Killing (2002); Andrea Smith, author of Conquest: Sexual Violence and American Indian Genocide (2005); and Christopher Powell, author of Barbaric Civilization: A Critical Sociology of Genocide (2011). The conference will also include a panel discussion on political and academic encounters with genocide, with Allan Rock, the President of the University of Ottawa and former Canadian Justice Minister, and Lloyd Axworthy, the President of the University of Winnipeg and former Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs.
The conference will consist of plenary addresses, roundtables, film presentations, and panels relating to recent issues and advances in scholarship and teaching on key aspects of genocide studies, as well as pointing the way toward further research and study.
Early registration for the conference is $165. For more information and to register for the conference, visit: https://tickets.mtroyal.ca
All proposals should be sent by email to email@example.com. Applicants will be informed regarding inclusion on the conference program by November 1, 2013.