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‘Journey to Make’: a film festival with Pan Intercultural Arts

The Wiener Library, 29 Russell Square, London, WC1B 5DPWed 18 Jun 2014  Time: 6.30pm – 8pm

The Wiener Library is delighted to be partnering with Pan Intercultural Arts to host a special film festival and reception marking Refugee Week 2014. The film festival will showcase a collection of short films made by Pan’s Fortune group on the theme of forced journeys. A selection of the films will be introduced by their makers, followed by a drinks and networking reception.  Pan Arts is an organisation dedicated to the exploration of cultural diversity through the arts and how such work can inspire and implement social change. Fortune provides a safe space for 17-23 yr olds from across the world to (re)discover their creative impulses, gain their self confidence and their freedom of ideas and communicate them to a wider audience.  Free but booking required due to limited places.

For more detail, contact Matthew Nicholson [MNicholson@wienerlibrary.co.uk]
Website Address: http://www.wienerlibrary.co.uk/Whats-On?item=144

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Talk: Karl Kraus’s The Last Days of Mankind as a German-Jewish Tragi-Comedy

The Wiener Library, 29 Russell Square, London, WC1B 5DP

Thu 12 Jun 2014, 6.30pm-8.30pm

This lecture by Professor Edward Timms on Karl Kraus’s masterpiece ‘The Last Days of Mankind’ will be accompanied by readings of short scenes from the play by the actor Chris Staines. These scenes are taken from a new translation of Die letzten Tage der Menschheit by Fred Bridgham and Edward Timms, to be published in 2015. The satire in Kraus’s documentary drama of the First World War is directed at bungled Austrian diplomacy and aggressive German militarism, with a particular emphasis on the sloganizing of the press. This talk by Edward Timms will focus more specifically on Jewish ideological support for the German and Austrian war effort, as reflected in the play. Jews who were attempting to assimilate to gentile society sometimes became super-patriots, composing poems or newspaper articles that were even more pro-German (or pro-Austrian) than those by gentiles. They were Outsiders struggling to become Insiders – fully accepted citizens of their chosen nation. Kraus senses that they are trying too hard, not least because of the resistance they encounter, and never quite make it. This frustrated impulse is captured in his play by means of a documentary technique that reproduces – as dramatic monologue or dialogue – the purple prose which over-enthusiastic Jewish authors or journalists have published in their efforts to become super-patriots. There is a particular focus on ‘newspaper language’ – writing that is ‘journalistic’ in the worst sense: distorting the truth in order to gain short-term political or military advantage, and churning out propaganda that sends others to die on the battlefield.

This event is part of the conference ‘The German Jewish Experience of the First World War’ organised by the University of Sussex Centre for German Jewish Studies in partnership with The Wiener Library and the Jewish Museum.

For more details contact Matthew Nicholson [MNicholson@wienerlibrary.co.uk]

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Funding notification: funding for INOGS conference

The International Network of Genocide Scholars (INoGS) is pleased to announce that a limited amount of 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. The funding was made available expressly to fund presenters of papers who would not be able to attend without a degree of subvention.

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. The call for papers and conference website can be accessed at http://inogsconference2014.org/. Visit the INoGS website at http://inogs.com/ and its Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/INoGSonline for more information.

Mohamed Adhikari
History Department
University of Cape Town
Cape Town
South Africa
Ph. 27-21-6502962
Email: mohamed.adhikari@uct.ac.za
Visit the website at http://inogsconference2014.org/

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Journal announcement: Translation & Literature

Translation &  Literature, 23:2 (July, 2014), on “Translation and Holocaust writing”:

Contents

Testimony and Translation
Peter Davies

Intertextuality and Translation in Three Recent French Holocaust Novels
Angela Kershaw

Translating the Self: False Holocaust Testimony
Sue Vice

Combustion or Incineration? Notes on English Translations of
Holocaust-related Writings by W. G. Sebald
Edward Timms

Bringing Home the Holocaust: Paul Celan’s Heimkehr in German and English
Jean Boase-Beier

Translating Anne Frank’s Het Achterhuis
Simone Schroth

Acts of Translation: Ruth Maier’s Testimony and its Reception
Ingvild Folkvord

Translating Trauma: David Boder’s 1946 Interviews with Holocaust Survivors
Beate Müller

Remembering Oradour-sur-Glane: Collective Memory in Translation
Sharon Deane-Cox

Link to the journal through the Edinburgh University Press website:

http://www.euppublishing.com/toc/tal/23/2

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Conference Report: Screening Atrocity: Cinema, Decolonisation and the Holocaust 

[from Scope: An Online Journal of Film and Television Studies, Issue 26 February 2014,
'Conference Reports']

Culture Lab, Newcastle University, 10 January 2013

A Report by Hilary Clixby and Hedley Sugar-Wells, Newcastle University, UK 

This one-day postgraduate workshop was sponsored by the Research Centre in Film and Digital Media, the Newcastle Postcolonial Research Group and the Association for the Study of Modern and Contemporary France.

Organised by Mani Sharpe and Gary Jenkins (both Newcastle University), the workshop aimed to discuss parallel themes such as complicity, testimony, witnessing, nostalgia, trauma and truth in representations of both the Algerian War in 1960s French and Algerian film, and of the Holocaust in German, Israeli and American cinema. Characteristic of existing scholarship considering the two events is the desire to explore texts in which the two histories collide, and the ways in which films dealing with atrocity frequently appropriate formal and narrative techniques from historical sources that might seem initially foreign or distant. It is these processes of cross-referencing, cross-fertilisation and intertextuality that the workshop was set up to explore. The workshop also provided an opportunity for scholars working in either area to share ideas and theories.

In his keynote speech, “The Subterranean Stream and Palimpsestic Memory: Screening Atrocity in Jean-Luc Godard” Prof. Max Silverman (Leeds University), proposed a new model of “palimpsestic memory,” which he defined as the vision of memory taking the form of superimposition and interaction of different temporal traces. These traces constitute a sort of composite structure, so that one layer of traces can be seen through and is transformed by another, producing a chain of signification that draws together disparate spaces and times. Silverman outlined how much post-World War Two research into extreme violence began with Holocaust survivors, the concentration camp interpreted in the immediate postwar period as something specific to the German psyche. However, theorists have since developed different ways of thinking about extreme violence, seeing the Holocaust and other atrocities as interconnected and as integral to the capitalist economic system and to imperialism. Silverman cited the Italian philosopher Giorgio Agamben, whose work Homo Sacer: Sovereign Power and Bare Life (1998) suggests that the concentration camp is not separate to the political space in which we are still living. He also referred to the collection Hannah Arendt and History: Imperialism, Nation, Race and Genocide (2007, eds. Richard King and Dan Stone) as being in the spirit of exploring the “subterranean stream” that linked imperialism in Asia and Africa with the emergence of genocidal, totalitarian regimes in Europe.

Silverman asked how such interconnections work in film and in fiction, and whether there is a particular poetic favorable to theorize them in a specific way. He proposed three possible models for screening interconnections: Freudian condensation of the palimpsest; Benjamin’s “constellation” or “images” (dialectics at a standstill) and the “trace” and “inter-textuality’”(Derrida and Cixous) to define the poetics of overlapping sites. Silverman applied these ideas to a sequence from Godard’s Histoire(s) du Cinéma (1988-1998), a nine-hour, non-narrative, episodic flow of montage. This sequence layers a diverse range of images taken from cinematic archives, including those of extreme violence: a Palestinian soldier, a Rembrandt figure and a Jewish woman with a yellow star. Silverman argued that these images are made not to collapse one into the other, but to connect and comment on each other, challenging specificity and singularity, memories, and the discreet nature of time by suggesting a non-foundational system of links between layers. Meaning is therefore linked to what the image of horror is juxtaposed with. Montage and a non-linear approach open up a different space, wherein images of horror combined with textual images and sounds from elsewhere can shock and propel the spectator into a new relationship with the Holocaust. Thinking in these terms can, Silverman argues, break down binaries between sameness and difference and between unique and comparable, challenging hegemonic discourse on extreme violence and atrocity in the academically divided areas of Holocaust studies and postcolonial studies. This approach further challenges the compartmentalization of metropolitan history, colonial history and the history of European genocide, and re-theorizes languages of race and violence in transcultural and transnational terms.

The event was divided into three panels: “Audience and Affect,” “Testimony and Complicity” and “Presence and Absence.” Panel 1 began with the paper “Hearing Atrocity: Film Music and the Holocaust,” in which Matt Lawson (Edge Hill University) outlined his research into Holocaust film music. Lawson believes that the controversial, ongoing debate surrounding Holocaust representation in film academic literature is generally limited to “pure” film studies, with little academic focus on music. He argued that there is a gap in research focusing on the compositional, ethical and political choices that may be considered when composing for films based around such sensitive narratives. He highlighted the need to challenge the “big name” composer approach, such as John Williams’ controversial score for Schindler’s List (Steven Spielberg, 1993). Lawson proposed that this score, could be seen as Hollywood exploiting the Holocaust by manipulating audience emotion. He offered too the example of the television movie Escape from Sobibor (Jack Gold, 1987), which blends pre-existing music to form a blurred diegetic and non-diegetic underscore. Lawson’s research areas include the appropriateness for a Holocaust film of Hans Eisler’s anti-literal and anti-sentimental technique in Nuit et Brouillard (Alain Resnais, 1955); questions around music’s inherent meanings; if there is a type of music that can be labelled Holocaust music; if audiences are assumed to have knowledge of certain music; and the contextualization of films, such as scoring traditions in French films in the 1950s. To explore these ideas, Lawson highlighted three contrasting scenes — from Schindler’s List, Nuit et Brouillard and Escape from Sobibor – approaching them from the viewpoint of musical representational and noting potential effects on audience reception. His initial list of films for study also includes Life is Beautiful (Roberto Begnini, 1997), Imaginary Witness (Daniel Anker, 2004) and The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (Mark Herman, 2008).

Panel 2, “Testimony and Complicity,” featured Alex Adams’ (Newcastle University) paper, ‘Torquemada, Vichy, Paratroopers: La Question.Based on Henri Alleg’s 1958 autobiographical account, La Question (1976) describes the author’s experience of torture under French rule in Algiers. The adapted film, which uses historical footage, draws comparisons with Godard’s Le Petit Soldat (1960) and Nuit et Brouillard because of its documentary authenticity. Adams argued that although the film draws important parallels between French colonialism and the Holocaust and Occupation, it is nevertheless problematic due to its claims of universality and positioning of Algerian nationals as the Other.

For Panel 3, “Presence and Absence,” Dr Ian Biddle (Newcastle University) presented the paper ‘“Zamelt un farshraybt!”: Collecting, Remembering and Forgetting — Discourses on Memory in Early Post-Holocaust Yiddish- Language Cinema.” Biddle focused in particular on Zamler-Kultur, the Jewish “culture of collecting” (or the collecting of culture), in Eastern Europe during and after the Holocaust (as in the Central Jewish Historical Commission’s call to “zamelt un farshraybt” [collect and record]). Biddle employs Gilbert’s term “eleventh hour ethnography,” which both displays a desire to mark the continuity of its culture and to bear witness to the horrors. Taking the last Yiddish feature film, Natan Gross’s Undezere Kinder (aka Our Children, 1947), as his main case study, Biddle explored some of the ways in which memories of the atrocities were enacted in these very early filmic Holocaust responses. He considered the questions of how memory is worked through, thematized or engaged with in the turbulent aftermath of the Holocaust.

Using scenes from Undezere Kinder, in which Dzigan and Shumacher, a comedy double act, stage a play for orphans of the Holocaust, Biddle was able to present some of the issues facing Zamler-Kultur in its depiction/recollection of Yiddish-speaking cultures. He questioned whether the Yiddish traditions of stories, theatre and slapstick comedy should be preserved in the aftermath of such barbarism or whether the more naturalistic portrayal of the children’s accounts should be more highly valued. The orphans of the film tell a more believable story of their experiences than the comedians, whom they heckle for failing to present a real view of the ghetto. The men romanticize and yearn for their mother’s home cooking, while the children’s cry of “I want food coupons” highlights the realities of begging for food. Biddle pointed to the epistemological turbulence of such literature of remembrance as it switches between palliative reminiscing and harrowing flashback memories. This is exemplified as the comedians overhear the children discussing distressing stories of survival, and confess that “we came to collect material, but ended up opening old wounds.”

Kierran Horner (King’s College, University of London) presented the final paper, “Presence and Absence: the Revelation of War in La Jetée and Le Joli Mai.” Horner considered Chris Marker’s 1962 and 1963 films as companion pieces, in which readings of the impact of the Algerian and Second World Wars in French society interact with the inherent absurdity of war. Based on theories of motion and stasis expounded by scholars including Mary Ann Doane, Laura Mulvey and Garrett Stewart, Horner argues that in La Jetée, Marker seeks to reveal not only the static image at the heart of cinematic movement, but also the death, guilt and repressed knowledge of the Algerian War, as denied by those he interviews in Le Joli Mai. To examine this conflict, Horner looked to Jean- Paul Sartre’s existentialist theory of bad faith, arguing that La Jetée is motivated by conflicts between inertia and mobility, life and death, past, present and future, and those of war. He also suggested that Marker combines these polarities to expose the latent bad faith he encountered in Le Joli Mai, the repression of the Algerian War and, by extension, other wars. According to Horner, after Sartre, this conscious denial is tantamount to collusion. Even whilst rejecting responsibility for the crimes committed “in [their] name” in Algeria — the torture, terrorism and deaths — the people of Paris are implicated. Marker’s film betrays this hypocrisy, ignoring the persecution of others in order to proceed blissfully ignorant, by exposing a fundamental paradox in cinema, and, by extension, existence.

The workshop was brought to a close by a screening of La Jetée, composed almost entirely of black and white stills, which depicts a futuristic, subterranean, world post-WWIII. La Jetée has influenced filmmakers such as Stanley Kubrick, Marc Caro and Terry Gilliam, particularly providing the inspiration for Gilliam’s Twelve Monkeys (1995), and still remains dynamic and rich today. A wide-ranging and thought-provoking workshop, Screening Atrocity ultimately provided a valuable platform from which further academic research can be pursued in the fields of postcolonial and Holocaust

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

International Network of Genocide Scholars Fourth Global Conference on Genocide

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.

 

Recent symposia on genocide and mass violence, as manifested in the series of Global Conferences organised by INoGS since 2009, have witnessed intensified scholarly engagement with, and debate around, a range of issues of fundamental importance to the field of enquiry, including theoretical approaches to the subject, the legal and ethical bases upon which to approach episodes of exterminatory violence, as well as the need to develop more effective means of preventing mass violence globally. Importantly, scholarship has moved beyond the holocaust-centric view of genocide as concentrated and immediate mass killing, and returned to an approach more sympathetic to the capacious view expounded by Rafael Lemkin, the originator of the term, which takes into account a much wider spectrum of social destruction. There has also been a renewed sense of urgency to develop intellectual tools relevant to the everyday tasks of deterrence, intervention, prosecution, and prevention. From Armenia to Zimbabwe, from the impact of advertising and social media through to xenophobia and weapons of mass destruction, the range of topics relevant to mass violence being researched by scholars, and addressed by activists and practitioners operating in civil society, is wider than ever before.

 

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 film, literature, 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

 

Participation is not restricted to INoGS members. We welcome interdisciplinary and theoretically informed approaches as well as transdisciplinary dialogue. Submissions from scholars, postgraduate students, as well as practitioners and researchers working in government, the ngo sector and other institutions are invited.

 

Prospective participants need to upload proposals in the form of abstracts of no more than 250 words via the conference website at http://inogsconference2014.org/. A biographical sketch of no more than 100 words will also be required. Panel and roundtable submissions need, in addition, to explain the rationale behind the suggestion. Queries relating to this process can be sent to admin@inogsconference2014.org. Applicants can expect to learn the outcome of their proposals within four weeks of submission. After their proposals have been accepted participants will need to register online at http://inogsconference2014.org/ which contains further information about the conference, fees, accommodation options, travel advice, and other relevant material.

 

The closing date for submissions is 31 August 2014. Participants registering before 31 July will receive a 10% discount for early registration. 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

Deadline: August 31, 2014
Dates: December 4-7, 2014
Location: University of Cape Town, South Africa
Contact: Mohamed Adhikari at mohamed.adhikari@uct.ac.za, Volker Langbehn at: langbehn@sfsu.edu  or  admin@inogsconference2014.org

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forthcoming conferences, October-December 2014.

October 2014

International Conference “Postcolonial Slavic Literatures after Communism”,
Dates:  October 15-18, 2014
Location: Alfried Krupp Wissenschaftskolleg Greifswald, Germany
Contact: ksmola@uni-greifswald.de and uffelmann@uni-passau.de

Seventh Annual ASMEA Conference: Searching for Balance in the Middle East and Africa 
Dates: October 30- November 1, 2014
Location: Key Bridge Marriott Hotel, Washington, D.C.
Contact: See page for details

November 2014

Memory, Media, and Technology: Exploring the Trajectories of Schindler’s List- International Conference
Dates: November 16-18, 2014
Location: University of Southern California
Contact: Please send proposals (200-300 words), a CV and contact information (name, institutional affiliation, email, telephone), to vhi-academic@dornsife.usc.edu.

Rethinking Violence, Reconstruction and Reconciliation- 57th Annual Meeting of the African Studies Association
Dates: November 20-23, 2014
Location: JW Marriott Indianapolis Hotel, Indianapolis, IN
Contact: For general questions regarding the meeting and/or registration please contactmembers@africanstudies.org. For questions regarding the submission process, guidelines, or program theme please contact asameeting2014@gmail.com.

December 2014

Fourth Annual Conference of the Dialogues on Historical Justice and Memory Network: Human Rights and Memory
Dates: December 4-6, 2014
Location: Lund University, Sweden
Contact: hrmc2014@ht.lu.se

International Network of Genocide Scholars 4th Global Conference on Genocide
Dates: December 4-7, 2014
Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Contact: Elisabeth Hope Murray, Elisabeth.Hope.Murray@uni-hamburg.de

These listings are reblogged from Dialogues on Historical Justice and Memory, a network that provides a platform for researchers and activists working on issues of historical dialogue, historical and transitional justice, and public and social memory. For up-to-date events listings, see their events pages here.

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forthcoming conferences in September 2014

‘Britain and the Holocaust’. First Conference of the British Association for Holocaust Studies (BAHS)
Dates: September 1-2, 2014
Location: University of Edinburgh
Contact: h.holtschneider@ed.ac.uk

Judicial Institutions in Authoritarian Regimes and its Implications for Transitional Justice
Dates: September 3-6, 2014
Location: ECPR General Conference, University of Glasgow
Contact: Juan A. Mayoral juan.mayoral@eui.eu

Corpses in Society: Human Remains in post-Genocide and Mass Violence Contexts
3nd Annual & International Conference of the Research Programme Corpses of Mass Violence and Genocide
Dates: September 8 – 10, 2014
Location: University of Manchester, UK
Contact: l.radford@corpsesofmassviolence.eu

The Role of Museums for Peace in Preventing War and Promoting Remembrance, Historical Truth and Reconciliation
Dates: September 9-22, 2014
Location: No Gun Ri Peace Memorial Park, South Korea
Contact: conference@inmp.net

Memory Studies Network of the German Studies Association, Thirty-Eighth Annual Conference
Dates: September 18-21, 2014
Location: Kansas City, Missouri
Contact: Network co-chairs Jonathan Bach and Susanne Baackmann atGSAMemory@gmail.com

WITH/OUT — ¿BORDERS?: Radical Transgressions, Critical Solidarities, and Emergent Epistemologies
Dates: Thursday, September 25-Sunday September 28, 2014
Location: Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership, Kalamazoo College, Michigan
Queries to: Arcus.Center@kzoo.edu; Submit to: Karla.Aguilar@kzoo.edu.
For more information, please visit https://reason.kzoo.edu/csjl/withoutborders.

The Holocaust and the European Societies. Social Process and Social Dynamics
Dates: September 30- October 2, 2014
Location: Zentrum für Holocaust-Studien am Institut für Zeitgeschichte, München
Contact: Suggestions for topics should be sent in the form of an exposé (1-2 pages) accompanied by a CV to: PD Dr. Frank Bajohr and Dr. Andrea Löw zfhs@ifz-muenchen.de

These listings are reblogged from Dialogues on Historical Justice and Memory, a network that provides a platform for researchers and activists working on issues of historical dialogue, historical and transitional justice, and public and social memory. For up-to-date events listings, see their events pages here.

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forthcoming conferences in July 2014

International Conference: “The Making of Jerusalem: Constructed Spaces and Historic Communities”
Dates: July 3-4, 2014
Location: Calouste Gulbenkian Library of the Armenian Patriarchate, Jerusalem
Contact: jerusalem-conference@gulbenkian.pt

Disturbing Pasts: Reverberations of the Second World War in Europe after 1945
Dates: July 3-5, 2014
Location: University College London (UCL)
Contact: Please contact Julia Wagner j.wagner@ucl.ac.uk or Christiane Wienandc.wienand@ucl.ac.uk for further information.

2014 Conference of the Oral History Society
Dates: July 4-5, 2013
Location: Manchester
Contact: belinda@essex.ac.uk

International Conference: “The Making of Jerusalem: Constructed Spaces and Historic Communities”
Dates: July 3-4, 2014
Location: Calouste Gulbenkian Library of the Armenian Patriarchate, Jerusalem
Contact:  jerusalem-conference@gulbenkian.pt.

Venice Academy of Human Rights 2014: “Judicial Legitimacy and the Rule of Law”
Dates: July 7-16, 2014
Location: Venice Academy of Human Rights

Time, Movement, and Space: Genocide Studies and Indigenous Peoples
Eleventh Conference of the International Association of Genocide Scholars
Dates: July 16-19, 2014
Location: Winnipeg-Canada
Contact: Conference organizers, Andrew Woolford, Adam Muller, and Donna-Lee Frieze atiagswinnipeg2014@gmail.com

Oral History Society Annual Conference – Community Voices: Oral History on the Ground
Dates: July 18-29, 2014
Location: Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, UK
Contact: Conference Administrator: Belinda Waterman at belinda@essex.ac.uk

Peace, Order & Conflict in Times of Crisis: Theory & Practice
International Summer School in Peace and Conflict Studies
Dates: July 20-30, 2014
Location: Nicosia
Contact: Mr Thanos Koulos lloulos.athanasios@lucy.ac.cy

2014 Scholarly Writing Retreat, July 26-30, Portland, OR, USA
Date: July 26-30, 2014
Location Lewis & Clark CollegePortland, Oregon
For more information please visithttp://legacy.lclark.edu/~mreyes/2014writingretreat.html

These listings are reblogged from Dialogues on Historical Justice and Memory, a network that provides a platform for researchers and activists working on issues of historical dialogue, historical and transitional justice, and public and social memory. For up-to-date events listings, see their events pages here.

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Forthcoming conferences in June 2014

The Languages of Postcoloniality in Central and Eastern Europe: Culture, Social and Political Life after 1989
Dates: June 2-3, 2014
Location: Department of Literary and Cultural Comparative Studies, Institute of PolishPhilology AMU, 10/210 Fredry, 61-701 Poznań
Contact: Prof. DHab. Bogusław Bakuła: bakula@amu.edu.plDr. Emilia Kledzik:emilia.kledzik@gmail.com

History, Memory and European Identity
Dates: June 5-6, 2014
Location: History of European Integration Research Society (HEIRS), Maastricht University (NL)
Contact: aline.sierp@maastrichtuniversity.nl

Things to Remember: Materializing Memories in Art and Culture
International Conference
Date: June 5-6, 2014
Location: Radboud University Nijmegen (The Netherlands)
contact: thingstoremember@let.ru.nl

Unofficial Histories Conference
Dates: June 7-8, 2014
Location: Huddersfield, UK
Contact: unofficialhistories@outlook.com

New Research on Memory in Eastern Europe (Ukraine and Belarus)
Date: June 10, 2014
Location: Warsaw
Contact: Anna Wylegala, awylegala@ifispan.waw.pl

CEEISA conference on “Identity politics and dynamics of (dis)integration in Europe
Dates: June 12-14, 2014
Location: Babeş-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Contact: ceeisa2014.programme@gmail.com

Human Rights and Change
Dates: June 16 – 18, 2014
Location: Kadir Has Üniversitesi, Istanbul
Contact: humanrightsandchangeprogram@gmail.com

Summer School on Transitional Justice
Addressing Sexual Violence and Gendered Harm in Conflict and Post-Conflict Settings: Addressing Enforcement, Essentialism, and Masculinities
Dates: June 23-27, 2014
Location: University of Ulster, Jordanstown Campus, Northern Ireland
Applicants should complete the forms and return them to e.mccoubrey@ulster.ac.uk by March 14, 2014.

Summer School on Transitional Justice and the Politics of Memory
Dates: June 23 – July 3, 2014
Location: Cres, Croatia

Oxford Transitional Justice Research Summer Conference: Borders and Boundaries in Transitional Justice
Date: June 27, 2014
Location: University of Oxford, UK
Contact: OTJR Convenor, Miles Jackson miles.jackson@law.ox.ac.uk

London Conference in Critical Thought 2014
Dates: June 27-28, 2014
Location: Goldsmiths, University of London
Contact: paper-subs@londoncritical.org

2nd Summer Seminar on Nationalism, Religion and Violence(NRVSS 2014)
Dates: June 27 – July 3, 2014
Location: Charles University in Prague
Contact: nrvsschool@fsv.cuni.cz

These listings are reblogged from Dialogues on Historical Justice and Memory, a network that provides a platform for researchers and activists working on issues of historical dialogue, historical and transitional justice, and public and social memory. For up-to-date events listings, see their events pages here.

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