On 1st-4th August the Akademie für Politische Bildung Tutzing will host the conference “Terrortimes, Terrorscapes? Temporal, Spatial and Memory Continuities of War and Genocide in 20th Century Europe”.
2014 marks the centenary of the beginning of the Great War and the 75th anniversary of Germany’s attack on Poland in 1939. This calls us to explore temporal and spatial continuities between the diverse horrors of war and genocide in the first half of the 20th century as well as investigate diverse forms of memory and memorialization of atrocity. Furthermore, the conference seeks to include transnational perspectives by inviting scholars from different national backgrounds working in Europe and the US. As such key concepts will be explored such as temporal continuities of war and atrocity, colonial and violence of decolonization, spatial approaches to define violence as well as gender and generational memory of war and atrocity.