Perpetrator Studies Network

Workshops

CfP and Workshop: Familiar Perpetrators

Familiar Perpetrators: On the Intimacy of Evil in Contemporary American Literature and Popular Culture Deadline for proposals: July 10, 2022. (If you are interested in submitting a proposal but need an extension, please e-mail the organizers). The workshop will take place on September 30, 2022. This workshop explores what happens when perpetrators become familiar figures, either…

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Professional Ethics, Medical Personnel, and Genocide – Online Workshop

Professional Ethics, Medical Personnel, and Genocide – Online Workshop September 29-30, 2021 Deadline for submission of paper proposals: June 4, 2021 Organized by the Holodomor Research and Education Consortium, Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies, University of Alberta _______________________________________________ This online workshop will examine genocide in the context of public health, focusing on bioethics and the role of medical…

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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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Schakels in een systeem. De bewakers van Westerbork

Based on new research by historian Frank van Riet, Camp Westerbork Memorial has created a new exhibition, “The Guards of Westerbork.” The exhibition focuses on those who guarded the camp: German and Dutch SS, Dutch police, and Jewish prisoners. The deportation trains were accompanied by the Grüne Polizei. These different groups of guards have been the subject…

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Decolonisation War in Indonesia 1945-1950: Incompatible Memories?

The Arq Psychotrauma Expert Group, the Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies, the Dutch Institute of Military History, NIOD Institute for War-, Holocaust-, and Genocidestudies, and the Veteraneninstituut are organising a debate on 4 November entitled: Decolonisation War in Indonesia 1945-1950: Incompatible Memories? Since the publication of Rémy Limpach’s dissertation entitled De…

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Workshop: Teaching about Perpetrators: Ethics, Aesthetics, Politics

The “Teaching about Perpetrators” workshop series aims to examine how our contradictory attitudes toward perpetrators in society and culture can in themselves be made the object of enquiry, and explores the opportunities and challenges for teaching and learning about past atrocities through the figure of the perpetrator across disciplines. This is the third workshop in…

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Paramilitarism and the State in the 1990s

NIOD: Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Amsterdam   9:30-10:00  Welcome   10:00-12:00  Conceptual explorations “Paramilitarism: mass violence, the state, and organized crime” by Uğur Ümit Üngör Responses by Ton Robben, Dirk Schuijt, Alette Smeulers   12:00-13:30  Lunch   13:30-15:00  Turkey, 1984-1999 “Paramilitarism, organized crime and the Turkish state in the 1990s” by Ayhan Işık Responses…

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Workshop: Teaching about Perpetrators

The figure of the perpetrator occupies a paradoxical position in contemporary society, characterized by a constant oscillation between fascination, repugnance, demonization and, in some cases, sympathy. This moral uncertainty is difficult to reconcile with contemporary memory culture and commemorative practice, particularly with respect to the commemoration of state crimes, which depends on a clear distinction…

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