CONFERENCES & WORKSHOPS
INoGS hosts a number of conferences and workshops; we are almost always in various stages of planning and organisation of our next international conference and participate in various ways in a number of workshops and affiliated conferences. Please see the links below for more fulsome information.
The George and Irina Schaeffer Center for the Study of Genocide, Human Rights and Conflict Prevention is organizing an event and would be very happy to welcome you. On Thursday, February 23rd, we'll receive Pr. James Waller, Cohen Professor of Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Keene State College (NH), for a conference on"Becoming Evil: How Ordinary People Commit Genocide and Mass Killing". 17h30, 6 rue du Colonel Combes, 75007 Paris, room 102. Please be aware that given strict security policies at AUP, registering for the event no later than 48 hours in advance. You can either register your attendance by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org or by checking back soon at our website: https://www.aup.edu/academics/research-centers/center-for-study-genocide-human-rights-conflict-prevention
"Congo’s dark history spans centuries and lingers even into the present day. Though the most recent civil war ended in 2003, the scars of that conflict are carved deep into the bodies and psyche of the nation, most particularly its women. Rape has almost always been a part of armed conflict, but in Congo’s civil wars, it was a strategy. At least 200,000 Congolese women and children were raped during the seven-year conflict, in one of the most overt cases of sexual assault being used as a weapon of war."
Call for Applications: International Teaching Fellowship Deadline: March 31, 2017 The USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research invites proposals for its 2017-2018 International Teaching Fellowship that will provide support for university and college faculty to integrate testimonies from the USC Shoah Foundation Visual History Archive (VHA) into new or existing courses. This fellowship is only available to faculty at universities and colleges that subscribe to the VHA, either directly or through ProQuest. (To see whether your institution subscribes to the VHA, contact your library or click here.) The Teaching Fellowship provides financial support and staff assistance to faculty members from VHA access sites who wish to use the testimonies for teaching or student research in their courses. The fellowship is open to all disciplinary and methodological approaches and will be awarded on a competitive basis to the most interesting project or projects. The USC Shoah Foundation Visual History Archive holds over 54,000 video testimonies of survivors and other eyewitnesses of the Holocaust, the Rwandan, Armenian, Cambodian, and Guatemalan genocides, and the Nanjing Massacre in China. The interviews were conducted in 41 languages and in 62 countries. They encompass the experiences not only of survivors in these contexts, but also of witnesses, liberators, aid providers, and war crimes trials participants. These interviews are life histories, and as such their subject matter includes the history and culture of the countries of the interviewees’ birth and their lives before, during and after genocide. Proposals will be judged according to the centrality of the VHA interviews to the course content. Preference will be given to classes that will be taught in the 2017-2018 academic year for existing courses and the 2018-2019 year for new courses. The stipend will be awarded in the amount of $2,000 with an additional $500 for in-class materials related to the testimonies. Depending on funding, the awarded faculty will have the opportunity to spend some days in residence at the Center to collaborate with USC Shoah Foundation staff and receive specialized research assistance in preparing for their course. Final course syllabi will be posted to the Center’s website. Faculty will also be expected to give a public presentation of their course experience at the end of the fellowship period. To submit an application, please send a cover letter, current CV, and proposal (2-3 pages) by March 31, 2017 to email@example.com. For further information about the USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research, please consult our website: cagr.usc.edu.