In 2012, the research Programm Corpses of Mass Violence and Genocide will be presented in several major academic conferences:
The 3rd Global Conference on Genocide organised by the International Network of Genocide Scholars and entitled "Genocide: Knowing the Past, Safeguarding the Future" has been organised at San Francisco State University, San Francisco (USA) on June 28th – July 1st, 2012. Elisabeth Anstett, Caroline Fournet and Jon Shute have presented their research in a pannel chaired by Pr Michael Salter, and entitled "Destroying corpses: Mass Violence and bodies’ treatments".
The 12th conference of the ESC (European Society of Criminology) has taken place in Bilbao, Spain, from 12 to 15 September 2012. Jon Shute has chaired a Panel on ‘New perspectives on criminology and mass violence', where Kjell Anderson & Roland Moerland presented their work. Jon Shute he has also given a paper entitled ‘Punishment, the body and comparative state violence: the 'peculiar institution' and 'the dirty war'.
The Twelfth Biennial Lessons and Legacies Conference, sponsored by the Holocaust Educational Foundation and held at Northwestern University Evanston (IL) on November 1-4, 2012, has consist of two plenary addresses, three roundtables, and multiple panels and workshops relating to recent issues and advances in scholarship on all aspects of Holocaust Studies, and pointing the way toward further research. Jean-Marc Dreyfus has presented his research together with Karel Berkhoff and Robert Jan van Pelt, in a panel discussed by Elisabeth Anstett and entitled “Ashes and Human Remains during and after the Holocaust”.
The 2012 meeting of the ASC (American Society of Criminolgy) will take place November 14 - 17, 2012 in Chicago, IL. The theme for the meeting is Thinking About Context: Challenges for Crime and Justice. Jon Shute will be chairing a round table 'Criminology, the body and mass violence' , with David Brotherton, and possibly Jock Young.