Perpetrator Studies Network

Conferences

Private Memories, Public Discourses: Perpetration of Mass Crimes and their Traces

FOURTH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON PERPETRATORS OF MASS VIOLENCE 19-21 October 2022 Centre Cultural La Nau de la Universitat de València In the study of mass crimes and political violence, and primarily in recent decades, a greater interest has developed in the methodological questions concerning the condition of the perpetrator and the act of perpetration in…

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Public Talk: Pictures from Sobibor

Pictures from Sobibor: Souvenirs of a Death Camp Perpetrator Dr. Andreas Kahrs May 6, 2021; 19.00-20.30 BST In January 2020, a new photo collection on National Socialist crimes was presented to the public. Consisting of more than 350 pictures from the possession of SS man Johann Niemann, the collection offers new insights into the crimes…

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Holocaust and Genocide Studies: Looking Backward, Moving Forward

To mark the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the domain of Holocaust and Genocide Studies at the NIOD and the University of Amsterdam this symposium takes stock of the accomplishments of the past, and draws up a vision for the future. One of the important aims of this symposium is to bring together the…

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7th International Conference on Genocide

The International Network of Genocide Scholars (INoGS) emerged from a conference in Berlin in January 2005 with the goal to provide Genocide Studies with a non-partisan forum through which to present research and analysis on any aspect of genocide and other forms of collective violence. Recent symposia on genocide and mass violence, as manifested in…

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Sobibor Perpetrator Collection Symposium

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum This day-long symposium brings together scholars from the US and Europe to discuss the Sobibor Perpetrator Collection, which was recently acquired by the Museum. The collection provides an unprecedented view into the operations of Sobibor, showing the topography of the killing center in new and vivid detail and illuminating interactions among the…

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Crime Scenes and Sites of Memory: Second International Conference on Perpetrators of Mass Violence

Conference coordinated by Anacleto Ferrer, Brigitte Jirku and Vicente Sánchez-Biosca (UV) November 12-15, 2019   “Where there is sorrow there is holy ground” (Oscar Wilde, De Profundis)   the crime scene “is… a product of the emergence in the nineteenth century of forensic science… established (and continually reestablished) through complex practices of marking, looking, calculating,…

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International Conference: Perpetrator Hell: Images, Stories, Concepts

From World War I onwards, the figure of the victim has almost become a synonym of memory, particularly of traumatic memory. Soldiers first; then, the civil population; last, survivors of national, religious, ethnic or ideological communities – all these came to be targets of systematic violence inasmuch as the practice of total war and irregular conflicts…

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Ambivalent Affect: Perpetration in Contemporary Representations of the Holocaust. ACLA Seminar

In recent discourse on the ethical stakes of aesthetic representations of the Holocaust, the function of perpetrator figures has taken on a prominent role. Moreover, recent literary texts, films and artworks about the Holocaust have focused prominently on perpetrator figures. By eliciting often highly ambivalent empathic responses from readers and viewers for their perpetrator characters,…

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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…

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Legal Legacies of Genocide: From Nuremberg to the International Criminal Courts

In this inaugural conference, the George and Irina Schaeffer Center for the Study of Genocide, Human Rights and Conflict Prevention invites you to examine the evolving relationship between the law and extreme forms of mass violence, particularly genocide, since the convening of the International Military Tribunals at Nuremberg and Tokyo. How have the international courts…

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