Forgotten Genocides

deadline for submissions: 
September 30, 2021
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The tern Genocide was coined by Raphael Lemkin in 1944, in a context heavily influenced by the events of the Jewish Holocaust. The parameters of Genocide, and its legal consequences were gathered in the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide that recognizes that the following are factors that take place in a genocide:

-Killing members of the group

-Causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group

-Deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring physical destruction in whole or in part

-Imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group

-Forcibly transferring children of the group to another group

This panel will focus on studies of genocides that, while fitting this description, have had scarce representation. The recent recognition of the Armenia Genocide by the United States Government, the issue with unrecognized, undocumented and unaccounted for. There exist a notion of oblivion surrounding minority massacres in the 20th and 21st centuries which have been left out of construction of historical memories around the world. Cases such as the Roma Sinti massacre during World War II, The Francoist persecution of LBTQ+ collectives, or the Namibia genocide during the German colonial era have seldom been recognized and its victims and descendants are still demanding reparations. Topics include, but are not limited to:

-Unrecognized genocides

-Testimony literature of Genocide

-Construction of Historical Memory 

-Memory Sites

-Cases for Reparations

-Fiction and non-fiction accounts of Genocide

Submit your abstracts to by September 30th.