Public Understanding: Exploring Representations of War and Genocide
Deadline for registration: Monday, 28 October 2013
This interdisciplinary one-day conference will be held on Friday, 8 November 2013 at the Imperial War Museum London. We are delighted to welcome our distinguished keynote speaker, Professor Dan Stone (RHUL), as well as panels of postgraduate students.
Representations of war and genocide in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries can act as a platform for victims to share their stories, call perpetrators to account, raise public awareness, and mobilise political and ethical action in the present. How war and genocide are presented and represented form the reference frames within which the public is able to comprehend and respond to them. The study of these important issues provides the opportunity to translate historical events to present conflicts. But what are the limits of these representations? How are we responsible for the representations we put forth, study, or view? We anticipate that these and related issues will be of interest to people working in, among other areas, history, literature, cultural studies, philosophy, political theory, sociology, and media studies. This important event is sponsored by Royal Holloway, University of Londonís Holocaust Research Centre, the British Association of Holocaust Studies, and Imperial War Museums.
Please visit the conference website for more information: http://warandgenocide2013.wordpress.com
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