INoGS International Conferences

INoGS Global Conferences

The International Network of Genocide Scholars (INoGS) was founded in January 2005 in Berlin to provide genocide studies with a non-partisan forum through which to present research and analysis on any aspect of genocide as well as other forms of collective violence. Because genocide is a highly contested legal, historical, sociological and political concept, INoGS has, since its founding, maintained support of research-led analysis rather than politically-defined agendas.

Call for Conference Site Proposals for the 7th Global Conference on Genocide by the International Network of Genocide Scholars (INoGS)

Deadline: February 28, 2019

The International Network of Genocide Scholars (INoGS) has since 2009 organized a series of six highly successful “Global Conferences on Genocide”.[1] The Executive Board of INoGS now invites site proposals for its 7th Global Conference on Genocide to take place in 2020. We particularly welcome submissions from the Global South, and strongly encourage collaborative submissions across regions that include the Global South.

The proposals should anticipate a conference of approximately 150 participants in 40-50 panels, but with sufficient flexibility to accommodate even more presentations if necessary. Proposals should consider the duration of the conference from Thursday afternoon to Sunday and include at least two plenary sessions.

Interested parties or institutions should address the following aspects for a successful bid to host the conference:

  • Provide a brief overview of any benefits or challenges associated with the conference site, especially as it pertains to ease of access and cost of travel.
  • Specify dates for the conference.
  • Include a brief statement outlining previous experience in planning and hosting conferences.
  • Detail the available meeting rooms, equipment, refreshments, meals, housing, on-site registration facilities, internet access, and reception.
  • Identify the availability of technology to participants, including AV projection and WiFi.
  • Specify the availability of on-site catering facilities, including beverages, meals, and snacks.
  • Specify suitable eateries and entertainment in the vicinity of the hotel(s) and conference site.
  • Outline plans for advertising the conference and general publicity, including the design and hosting of the conference website.
  • Indicate the form of registration, preferably on-line. Consider the challenges that come with advance registration and international payment.
  • Provide a breakdown of estimated costs including accommodation rates and other amenities such as meeting and receptions rooms. It is important to consider the distance of hotel(s) from the meeting site and the convenience of transport arrangements.
  • Specify the possibility of sponsorships generally, as well as potential sponsorship from the host institution. Indicate the possibilities of subsidizing the attendance of postgraduate students, emerging scholars, and academics from the Global South.
  • Include detailed budget estimates, indicating well-mapped and realistic projections.

Please note that the Executive Board of INoGS will provide logistical support as much as it is possible.

Please do not hesitate to send informal enquiries to the Vice-Executive Secretary of INoGS, Dr Rachel McGinnis, at or the President, Dr Elisabeth Hope Murray, at Please submit proposals to the INoGS Executive Board via the Vice-Executive Secretary by February 28, 2019.


[1]   These conferences were held in Sheffield in 2009, Brighton in 2010, San Francisco in 2012, Cape Town in 2014, Jerusalem in 2016, and Marseilles in 2018.

6th Global Conference on Genocide

Genocide and Mass Violence: diagnosis, treatment, and recovery? Humanities, social and medical sciences facing extreme violence

Medical Faculty of Aix-Marseille University (France), 4-7 July 2018

Please visit the official conference website!

5th Global Conference on Genocide

Intersections: Holocaust Scholarship, Genocide Research, and Histories of Mass Violence

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute

26 – 29 June 2016

Please click on here for the: 2016-inogs-conference-final-report

For photos, please click here

For the video recordings of the plenary sessions, please click here

4th Global Conference on Genocide

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

The University of Cape Town, South Africa

4-7 December 2014

3rd Global Conference on Genocide

Genocide: Knowing the Past, Safeguarding the Future

San Francisco State University, San Francisco, USA

June 28th – July 1st, 2012