4th International Conference on Genocide Cape Town 2014

University of Cape Town, 4-7 December 2014

Genocide and Mass Trauma: Rising to the Challenges of Comprehension, Intervention, Prevention and Restitution

Conference Website: http://inogsconference2014.org/

Call for Papers

CONFERENCE PROGRAMME

Keynote Address:

Melber Keynote Address Cape Town 2014

Photos:

Henning Melber delivers his keynote address.

Henning Melber delivers his keynote address.

 

Street signs from District 6

Street signs from District 6

From Zapiro's (aka Jonathan Shapiro's) keynote address

From Zapiro’s (aka Jonathan Shapiro’s) keynote address

Mohammed Adhikari, Conference organizer

Mohammed Adhikari, Conference organizer

Damian Short discussing the atrocities at Tar Sands

Damian Short discussing the atrocities at Tar Sands

Quite a crowd!

Quite a crowd!

Kenechukwu Anugwom speaking on Trauma and gender in Nigeria

Kenechukwu Anugwom speaking on Trauma and gender in Nigeria

 

Conference summary (from the CfP)

INOGS’ 4th Global Conference, to be held at the University of Cape Town between Thursday 4th and Sunday 7th of December 2014, seeks to build on this momentum. The organisers invite papers, panels and roundtables on any aspect of genocide and mass trauma. We are especially keen to have presentations from African scholars. Southern Africanists working on topics such as the Marikana massacre, xenophobic violence, mass trauma in Zimbabwe, as well as on collective violence during the colonisation and liberatory struggles in the region are particularly encouraged to submit abstracts. Presentations on broader African experiences of mass violence such as those in Darfur and the Democratic Republic of the Congo among others, are expressly welcome. Given that the conference will be held in the immediate wake of the 20th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide, and in the months leading up to the centenary of the Armenian genocide, we encourage papers and panels on these cases. Another theme of particular interest is that of climate change and challenges it poses genocide studies and prevention. Other topics of interest include but are not restricted to:
− Individual cases or comparative analyses of genocide or mass trauma
− Colonialism and mass violence
− War crimes and crimes against humanity
− Representations of genocide in literature, film, art, music and other media
− Prevention of collective violence
− The politics of apology, reconciliation and restitution
− International law, criminal tribunals and the International Criminal Court
− Deterrence, intervention and prosecution of mass violence
− Gender and mass trauma
− Aftermath and legacies of genocide
− Genocide denial, justifications and silences
− Roles of perpetrators, bystanders and victims
− Memorialisation and commemoration of atrocities
− Environmental change and the challenges it poses globally
− Academic and educational practice within the field of genocide studies
− Social inequality, human rights and collective violence
− Transitional justice and mass trauma
− The arms industry and its role in facilitating conflict

Funding Opportunities

INoGS is pleased to announce that funding is available to subsidise the attendance of (i) postgraduate students and postdoctoral fellows from South African universities, as well as (ii) scholars and postgraduate students from Africa and the global south at its Fourth Global Conference “Genocide and Mass Trauma: Rising to the Challenges of Comprehension, Intervention, Prevention and Restitution” to be held at the University of Cape Town, 4-7 December 2014.

Prospective presenters who fall into the above-mentioned categories are invited to apply for support to attend the conference. The closing date for applications is 31 July 2014 and awards will be announced before the end of August 2014. Please write to Mohamed Adhikari as soon as possible at mohamed.adhikari@uct.ac.za for the application form. See conference website for details.

Queries relating to the conference may be sent either to Mohamed Adhikari at mohamed.adhikari@uct.ac.za or to Volker Langbehn at: langbehn@sfsu.edu