Conference: Justice and the Prevention of Genocide
The International Association of Genocide Scholars (IAGS) will hold its thirteenth meeting in Brisbane on 9 – 13 July 2017, at the St Lucia campus of The University of Queensland. The conference is jointly hosted by the T.C. Beirne School of Law and the Asia Pacific Centre for the Responsibility to Protect.
The conference theme is “Justice and the Prevention of Genocide”.
Nearly seven decades after the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide, the hopes embedded in that document remain largely unfulfilled. The theme of the 2017 IAGS conference revisits the two core components of the Convention: justice for acts of genocide, and prevention of future genocides.
While the conference theme will concentrate on these twin themes of justice and prevention, the 2017 IAGS conference is open to any whose work connects with the study of genocide. We aim to bring together scholars, activists, artists and survivors to examine genocidal violence from a wide range of disciplines and approaches.
Call for Papers
Submissions exploring any topic related to the study of genocide are welcome, and submissions on the following themes are particularly encouraged:
- Application of international and domestic law for justice, accountability and prevention
- Theories and methods of prevention of genocide and mass atrocities
- Indigenous experiences of and responses to genocide, in particular Australian Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders
- Cases of genocidal violence in the Asia Pacific region
- Sexual and gender-based violence
- Genocide and disability
- Justice and prevention in the context of refugees of genocide
- Representations of genocide in culture, art and museum studies
- Genocide education
- Genocide and human rights
- Intersections between genocide studies and peace studies
All submissions should be emailed to IAGS2017@uq.edu.au by 15 December 2016. Applicants will be notified of the outcome by 15 March 2017. Submissions will not be accepted after the deadline. Multiple submissions are permitted, but due to the high number of submissions received, the Committee cannot guarantee acceptance of more than one submission.