Inaugural Aubrey Newman Lecture, Monday, May 8th, 2006, 5.30pm-6.30pm and Workshop associated with the lecture the next day at the Stanley Burton Centre for Holocaust Studies, University of Leicester:
Prof. Harald Welzer: Perpetrators. How Do Ordinary People Become Mass Murderers?
University of Leicester, Ken Edwards Building, Lecture Theatre LT3
Reception: 6.45pm-7.30pm, Charles Wilson Building, 5th Floor.
Dinner: 7.30pm, Charles Wilson Building, 4th Floor.
Workshop associated with the Aubrey Newman Lecture Series:
Tuesday, May 9th, 2006
How Do Ordinary People Become Mass Murderers and How Do They Describe and Justify What They Have Done?
University of Leicester, Charles Wilson Building, Belvoir Park Lounge, 2nd Floor.
9:30-10:50: 1st session (chair: Chris Szejnmann, University of Leicester)
Prof. Richard Overy (University of Exeter) [20 minutes]
Overview Dictatorships & Perpetrators, Facts and Motivations
Dr. Alexandra Przyrembel (University of Goettingen) [20 minutes]
Illse Koch and the Question of Female Perpetrators
10.50-11.20 Coffee break
11:20-12:40: 2nd session (chair: Olaf Jensen, University of Leicester)
Prof. Harald Welzer (CMR Essen) [20 minutes]
Summary of main theses from the lecture: How Do Ordinary People Become Mass Murderers?
Prof. James Waller (Whitworth College, Spokane, USA), [20 minutes]
Becoming Evil: How Ordinary People Commit Genocide and Mass Killing
12.40-14.00 Lunch break (Senior Common Room, 5th Floor )
14.00-15.20: 3rd session (chair: Stephen Smith, Director Beth Shalom)
Dr. jur. Gerd Hankel (Hamburg Institute for Social Research) [20 minutes]
International Law After the Nuremberg Trials; Rwanda: How do Perpetrators Justify Themselves?
Dr. Donald Bloxham (University of Edinburgh) [20 minutes]
The Holocaust and the Armenian Genocide: Perpetrators in Comparative Perspective?
15.20: Coffee break and end of workshop
No conference fee but meals, accomodation etc are not covered.
Persons wishing to participate are invited to contact Dr Olaf Jensen, Tel: +44(0)116 252 2809, Fax: +44(0)116 252 3986, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Dr Olaf Jensen
Deputy Director of the
Stanley Burton Centre for Holocaust Studies
School of Historical Studies
University of Leicester
UK - Leicester LE1 7RH
Tel: +44(0)116 252 2809
Fax: +44(0)116 252 3986 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Visit the website at http://www.le.ac.uk/hi/centres/burton/
Send comments and questions to H-Net
Webstaff. H-Net reproduces announcements that have been submitted to us as a
free service to the academic community. If you are interested in an announcement
listed here, please contact the organizers or patrons directly. Though we strive
to provide accurate information, H-Net cannot accept responsibility for the text of
announcements appearing in this service. (Administration)