The editors of the Journal of Genocide Research (the official journal of the International Network of Genocide Scholars) invite expressions of interest for participation in a one-day research workshop on genocide and its memorialization in the country of genocide or in countries with a significant victim/refugee diaspora. How do post-conflict societies negotiate genocidal histories as public narratives, human rights education discourses, and means of documentation of criminal pasts, and/or reconciliation? How have museums, for example, advanced understanding of genocide or undermined it through selective witness perspectives and/or political biases? In what ways has social media shaped the delivery of genocide narratives and their communicability? The editors invite proposals that address these questions and raise others related to genocide memorialization in public, museum, and other institutional settings. The workshop is open in geographic and temporal coverage. Topics can address the evolution and politics of genocide memorialization in recent and colonial times in a national or transnational context, for example Africa, the Americas, Asia, Australia, Canada, Europe, the Mediterranean world, the Middle East, and the former Soviet Union.
Prospective presenters are invited to submit a paper title, 300-word abstract/research proposal, CV, AV equipment requirements (DVD, computer, projector, etc.,) and contact details by 1 June 2012 via email to Prof. A. Dirk Moses, Senior Editor of the Journal of Genocide Research: firstname.lastname@example.org. Applicants will be notified of the outcome by 1 July 2012.
If the proposal is accepted, presentations at the workshop should be of thirty minutes duration. Further information about the workshop format and location in London will be sent with notifications of acceptance. A select number of papers may be invited for publication in a special issue of the journal on the workshop theme. For further information on the Journal of Genocide Research, please see: http://www.tandfonline.com/action/aboutThisJournal?show=aimsScope&journalCode=cjgr20