6th Global Conference on Genocide

 

6th Global Conference on Genocide
CALL FOR PAPERS
Medical Faculty of Aix-Marseille University (France), 4-7 July 2018


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

Conference Steering Committee
Dr. Elisabeth Anstett, CNRS, Chair of the Committee
Mme Laetitia Delouis, CNRS-AMU, Coordinator of the Committee
Mr Valery Ravix, AMU, IT manager

Conference Scientific Committee
Prof. Pascal Adalian, forensic anthropologist, AMU (France)
Dr. Pamela Colombo, sociologist, EHESS (France)
Prof. Jean-Marc Dreyfus, historian, the University of Manchester (UK)
Dr. Francisco Ferrandiz, social anthropologist, CSIC (Spain)
Prof. Caroline Fournet, legal scholar, University of Groningen (Netherlands)
Prof. Sévane Garibian, legal scholar, University of Geneva (Switzerland)
Dr. Gabriel Gatti, sociologist, University of Basque Country (Spain)
Dr. Anne Guillou, social anthropologist, CNRS (France)
Prof. Mario Ranaletti, historian, Universidad Nacional Tres de Febrero (Argentina)
Nicky Rousseau, historian, University of Western Cape (RSA)
Dr. Michel Signoli, archaeologist, CNRS (France)

Context
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.
The series of Global Conferences organized by INoGS since 2009 in Sheffield, Brighton, San Francisco, Cape Town and Jerusalem, have witnessed intensified scholarly engagement with a range of issues of fundamental importance to the field of genocide studies, including theoretical and methodological approaches to the subject, the legal and ethical bases upon which to approach episodes of extreme violence, as well as the need to develop more effective means of stopping and preventing mass violence globally.

Conference aims
For more than 70 years, following the seminal analysis developed by legal scholar Raphael Lemkin, academics, practitioners, and researchers from a variety of disciplines have addressed the issue of genocide and mass violence using a wide range of empirical and theoretical approaches to explore case studies throughout history. Interdisciplinary research across the humanities, legal and social sciences, as well as comparative approaches, have thus characterized genocide studies.
However, even if extreme violence is relevant to various medical fields such as psychology, psychiatry and forensic anthropology, dialogue with the humanities and social sciences has been slow to develop. The 6th Global Conference of INoGS, to be held at the Medical Faculty of Aix-Marseille University (France) on 4-7 July 2018, therefore seeks to open new avenues for research on extreme violence while stimulating interdisciplinary exchanges between the humanities, social and medical sciences. The early detection and prevention of mass violence represents a global challenge for each and every one of these fields of knowledge.
This conference will thus seek to discuss various examples of past and contemporary mass crimes, delve into the causes as well as the short and long-term effects of genocidal processes, and foster dialogue between stakeholders who rarely exchange views.

Conference topics
The organizers invite proposals for papers, panels and roundtables on any aspect of genocide and mass crime. We are especially keen to receive proposals from Latin America, Asia and Africa. Scholars working on topics such as sexual violence, forced disappearances, torture, mass trauma, forced separation of children from their families, conflict resolution, and mediation initiatives are particularly encouraged to submit abstracts. Presentations on recent experiences of mass violence, such as those in Syria, Darfur, Iraq, Mexico, Colombia, and Myanmar are expressly welcome. We encourage the submission of papers and panels on issues regarding violence contamination and containment processes. Another theme of particular interest is that of humanitarian intervention and the ethical challenges it poses.

Other topics of interest include but are not restricted to :

Symptoms and diagnoseis
Individual cases or comparative analyses of genocide and mass violence
Colonialism and mass crime
Prevention of collective violence
Gendered violence, abduction and forced transfer of children from their families Mass trauma : voices of victims 
Roles of perpetrators, bystanders and victims
Forensic architecture, satellite imagery and tools for detecting mass murder
Mass death and migration
Refugee camps

Treatment
International law, criminal tribunals, and the International Criminal Court
Humanitarian and military interventions
Transitional justice 
Mass exhumations and identification of victims
DNA banks

Recovery

The repercussions of mass violence in both the short and long term
The politics of apology, reconciliation and restitution
Genocide denial, justifications and silences
Memorialization and commemoration of atrocities
Genocide, mass violence and the internet
Representations of genocide in literature, film, art, music and other media
Academic and educational practice within the field of genocide studies

Submission procedure

Participation is not restricted to INoGS members. We welcome interdisciplinary and theoretically-informed approaches as well as trans-disciplinary dialogue. Submissions from scholars, postgraduate students, as well as practitioners and researchers working in government, the NGO sector and other institutions are invited.
From mid October 2017, prospective participants will be able to upload proposals in the form of abstracts of no more than 250 words via the conference website at http://inogsconference2018.com . 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@inogsconference2018.com . 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://inogsconference2018.com/ which contains further information about the conference, fees, accommodation options, travel advice, and other relevant matters. Participants registering before 15th February will receive a 10% discount for early registration.

The closing date for paper, panel and roundtable submissions is 15th March 2018.

Funding Opportunities
INoGS is pleased to announce that funding is available to subsidize the attendance of scholars and PhD students from the Global South and from countries experiencing major financial difficulties. The number of grants available is limited. 
Prospective presenters from the Global South and from countries experiencing major financial difficulties are thus invited to apply for support to attend the conference under the conference website’s “SCHOLARSHIPS” tab, after their paper or panel proposal has been accepted. The closing date for applications is 28th February 2018 and awards will be announced before the end of March 2018. Please refer to the conference website for details.

 

http://www.inogsconference2018.com/spip.php?rubrique17

 

6th Global Conference on Genocide

 

6th Global Conference on Genocide
CALL FOR PAPERS
Medical Faculty of Aix-Marseille University (France), 4-7 July 2018


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

Conference Steering Committee
Dr. Elisabeth Anstett, CNRS, Chair of the Committee
Mme Laetitia Delouis, CNRS-AMU, Coordinator of the Committee
Mr Valery Ravix, AMU, IT manager

Conference Scientific Committee
Prof. Pascal Adalian, forensic anthropologist, AMU (France)
Dr. Pamela Colombo, sociologist, EHESS (France)
Prof. Jean-Marc Dreyfus, historian, the University of Manchester (UK)
Dr. Francisco Ferrandiz, social anthropologist, CSIC (Spain)
Prof. Caroline Fournet, legal scholar, University of Groningen (Netherlands)
Prof. Sévane Garibian, legal scholar, University of Geneva (Switzerland)
Dr. Gabriel Gatti, sociologist, University of Basque Country (Spain)
Dr. Anne Guillou, social anthropologist, CNRS (France)
Prof. Mario Ranaletti, historian, Universidad Nacional Tres de Febrero (Argentina)
Nicky Rousseau, historian, University of Western Cape (RSA)
Dr. Michel Signoli, archaeologist, CNRS (France)

Context
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.
The series of Global Conferences organized by INoGS since 2009 in Sheffield, Brighton, San Francisco, Cape Town and Jerusalem, have witnessed intensified scholarly engagement with a range of issues of fundamental importance to the field of genocide studies, including theoretical and methodological approaches to the subject, the legal and ethical bases upon which to approach episodes of extreme violence, as well as the need to develop more effective means of stopping and preventing mass violence globally.

Conference aims
For more than 70 years, following the seminal analysis developed by legal scholar Raphael Lemkin, academics, practitioners, and researchers from a variety of disciplines have addressed the issue of genocide and mass violence using a wide range of empirical and theoretical approaches to explore case studies throughout history. Interdisciplinary research across the humanities, legal and social sciences, as well as comparative approaches, have thus characterized genocide studies.
However, even if extreme violence is relevant to various medical fields such as psychology, psychiatry and forensic anthropology, dialogue with the humanities and social sciences has been slow to develop. The 6th Global Conference of INoGS, to be held at the Medical Faculty of Aix-Marseille University (France) on 4-7 July 2018, therefore seeks to open new avenues for research on extreme violence while stimulating interdisciplinary exchanges between the humanities, social and medical sciences. The early detection and prevention of mass violence represents a global challenge for each and every one of these fields of knowledge.
This conference will thus seek to discuss various examples of past and contemporary mass crimes, delve into the causes as well as the short and long-term effects of genocidal processes, and foster dialogue between stakeholders who rarely exchange views.

Conference topics
The organizers invite proposals for papers, panels and roundtables on any aspect of genocide and mass crime. We are especially keen to receive proposals from Latin America, Asia and Africa. Scholars working on topics such as sexual violence, forced disappearances, torture, mass trauma, forced separation of children from their families, conflict resolution, and mediation initiatives are particularly encouraged to submit abstracts. Presentations on recent experiences of mass violence, such as those in Syria, Darfur, Iraq, Mexico, Colombia, and Myanmar are expressly welcome. We encourage the submission of papers and panels on issues regarding violence contamination and containment processes. Another theme of particular interest is that of humanitarian intervention and the ethical challenges it poses.

Other topics of interest include but are not restricted to :

Symptoms and diagnoseis
Individual cases or comparative analyses of genocide and mass violence
Colonialism and mass crime
Prevention of collective violence
Gendered violence, abduction and forced transfer of children from their families Mass trauma : voices of victims 
Roles of perpetrators, bystanders and victims
Forensic architecture, satellite imagery and tools for detecting mass murder
Mass death and migration
Refugee camps

Treatment
International law, criminal tribunals, and the International Criminal Court
Humanitarian and military interventions
Transitional justice 
Mass exhumations and identification of victims
DNA banks

Recovery

The repercussions of mass violence in both the short and long term
The politics of apology, reconciliation and restitution
Genocide denial, justifications and silences
Memorialization and commemoration of atrocities
Genocide, mass violence and the internet
Representations of genocide in literature, film, art, music and other media
Academic and educational practice within the field of genocide studies

Submission procedure

Participation is not restricted to INoGS members. We welcome interdisciplinary and theoretically-informed approaches as well as trans-disciplinary dialogue. Submissions from scholars, postgraduate students, as well as practitioners and researchers working in government, the NGO sector and other institutions are invited.
From mid October 2017, prospective participants will be able to upload proposals in the form of abstracts of no more than 250 words via the conference website at http://inogsconference2018.com . 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@inogsconference2018.com . 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://inogsconference2018.com/ which contains further information about the conference, fees, accommodation options, travel advice, and other relevant matters. Participants registering before 15th February will receive a 10% discount for early registration.

The closing date for paper, panel and roundtable submissions is 15th March 2018.

Funding Opportunities
INoGS is pleased to announce that funding is available to subsidize the attendance of scholars and PhD students from the Global South and from countries experiencing major financial difficulties. The number of grants available is limited. 
Prospective presenters from the Global South and from countries experiencing major financial difficulties are thus invited to apply for support to attend the conference under the conference website’s “SCHOLARSHIPS” tab, after their paper or panel proposal has been accepted. The closing date for applications is 28th February 2018 and awards will be announced before the end of March 2018. Please refer to the conference website for details.

 

http://www.inogsconference2018.com/spip.php?rubrique17

 

DE KERANGAT, Zoé (2017). Beyond Local Memories: Exhumations of Francoism’s Victims as Counter-Discourse during the Spanish Transition to Democracy

DATE
TITLE AUTHOR TYPE

2017

Beyond Local Memories: Exhumations of Francoism’s Victims as Counter-Discourse during the Spanish Transition to Democracy

Zoé de Kerangat

Chapter

CROSSLAND, ZOÉ (2017) Im/materialities: things and signs

DATE
TITLE AUTHOR TYPE

2017

Im/materialities: things and signs Zoé Crossland Article

FERRÁNDIZ, Francisco (2017) Entre víctimas: investigando las exhumaciones de las fosas comunes de la Guerra Civil en la España contemporánea

DATE
TITLE AUTHOR Type

2017

Entre víctimas: investigando las exhumaciones de las fosas comunes de la Guerra Civil en la España contemporánea

Paco Ferrándiz

Chapter

Garibian, Sévane, Elisabeth Anstett y Jean-Marc Dreyfus (2017) Restos humanos e identificación. Violencia de masa, genocidio y el “giro forense”

Publication Date Title Edited by Type
 2017
Restos humanos e identificación. Violencia de masa, genocidio y el “giro forense” Sévane Garibian, Elisabeth Anstett and Jean-Marc Dreyfus Book

 

 

 

EDITORS:  Sévane Garibian, Élisabeth Ansett y Jean-Marc Dreyfus.
WRITERS: Karel Berkhoff, Viacheslav Bitiutckii, Gabriel N. Finder, Gillian Fowler, Admir Jugo, Rémi Korman, José López Mazz, Tony Platt, Nicky Rousseau, Frances Tay, Tim Thompson y Sari Wastell.

 

Read index (in Spanish) (pdf) 

Read first pages (in Spanish) (pdf)

 


 

Labrador Méndez, German (2017) Culpables por la literatura. Imaginación política y contracultura en la Transición Española (1968-1986)

Publication Date Title Author Type
 2017
Culpables por la literatura. Imaginación política y contracultura en la Transición Española (1968-1986) German Labrador Méndez Book

 

 

 

Edited by Akal

 

 

 

Anstett, Elisabeth and Jean-Marc Dreyfus (2016) Human remains in society. Curation and exhibition in the aftermath of genocide and mass-violence

Publication Date Title Edited by Type
 2016
Human remains in society. Curation and exhibition in the aftermath of genocide and mass-violence Elisabeth Anstett and Jean-Marc Dreyfus Book

 

 

Whether reburied, concealed, stored, abandoned or publicly displayed, human remains raise a vast number of questions regarding social, legal and ethical uses by communities, public institutions and civil society organisations. This book presents a ground-breaking account of the treatment and commemoration of dead bodies resulting from incidents of genocide and mass violence. Through a range of international case studies across multiple continents, it explores the effect of dead bodies or body parts on various political, cultural and religious practices. Multidisciplinary in scope, it will appeal to readers interested in this crucial phase of post-conflict reconciliation, including students and researchers of history, anthropology, sociology, archaeology, law, politics and modern warfare.

 

 

 

EDITORS:

Jean-Marc Dreyfus is Reader in Holocaust Studies at the University of Manchester, UK and a director of the Corpses of Mass Violence and Genocide programme funded by the European Research Council.

Élisabeth Anstett is Researcher in Social Anthropology at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, France and a director of the Corpses of Mass Violence and Genocide programme funded by the European Research Council.

TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Introduction. Corpses in society: about human remains, necro-politics, necro-economy and the legacy of mass violence – Élisabeth Anstett and Jean-Marc Dreyfus
1. The unburied victims of Kenya’s Mau Mau Rebellion: where and when does the violence end? – David M. Anderson and Paul J. Lane

2. (Re)politicising the dead in post-Holocaust Poland: the afterlives of human remains at the Belzec extermination camp – Zuzanna Dziuban

3. Chained corpses: warfare, politics and religion after the Habsburg Empire in the Julian March, 1930s-70s – Gaetano Dato

4. Exhumations in post-war rabbinical responsas – David Deutsch

5. (Re)cognising the corpse: individuality, identification and multidirectional memorialisation in post-genocide Rwanda – Ayala Maurer-Prager

6. Corpses of atonement: the discovery, commemoration and reinternment of eleven Alsatian victims of Nazi Terror, 1947-52 – Devlin M. Scofield

7. ‘Earth conceal not my blood’: forensic and archaeological approaches to locating the remains of Holocaust victims – Caroline Sturdy Colls

8. The return of Herero and Nama bones from Germany: the victims’ struggle for recognition and recurring genocide memories in Namibia – Vilho Amukwaya Shigwedha

9. A Beothuk skeleton (not) in a glass case: rumours of bones and the remembrance of an exterminated people in Newfoundland – the emotive immateriality of human remains – John Harries

Index

Edited by  Manchester University Press

SERRULLA, Fernando; ETXEBERRIA, Francisco; HERRASTI, Lourdes; CASCALLANA, José Luis; DEL OLMO, Julio (2017). Saponified Brains of the Spanish Civil War: Forensic Analysis of the Dead and the Depositional Environment

DATE
TITLE AUTHORS TYPE

2017

Saponified Brains of the Spanish Civil War: Forensic Analysis of the Dead and the Depositional Environment

Fernando SERRULLA

Francisco ETXEBERRIA

Lourdes HERRASTI

José Luis CASCALLANA

Julio DEL OLMO

Chapter