The Michigan Council for History Education (MCHE) and the Great Lakes History Conference invite proposals for:
“Why Does it Happen? Complicity and Resistance to Genocide in World History”
October 10-11, 2014
Grand Valley State University
Grand Rapids, Michigan
The Fortieth Annual Great Lakes History Conference, held in conjunction with the Michigan Council for History Education, will focus on issues associated with the Holocaust, and the topic of genocide throughout history. Considering that this year is the 100 year anniversary of World War I, this topic is especially timely because “the Great War” led to the Holocaust and so much of the violence of the twentieth century. The Great Lakes program committee will accept proposals that speak to a broad range of topics associated with the research and pedagogy of war, violence, recovery, race/ethnicity, trauma, reconciliation, memory, and moral responsibility.
Our target audience includes scholars of genocide and the Holocaust, public historians, professors and teachers who all shape how we come to understand the significance of state sponsored terror, and the Holocaust. The theme “Why Does it Happen? Complicity and Resistance to Genocide in World History,” suggests an extensive range of actions and reactions to genocide, and should attract a wide range of compelling presentations. Additionally we are interested in issues related to pedagogy and assessment, asking fundamental questions about the way we teach histories of genocide.
We encourage not only the presentation of research by academics, graduate students, and undergraduates, but also papers, roundtables, and panels from scholars, teachers, librarians, archivists, activists, and public historians that speak to the many understandings of “Why Does it Happen” over time. The program committee will also entertain non-related proposals that may lie on the periphery of this year’s theme.
For more information about the conference go to www.gvsu.edu/history and click on the Great Lakes History Conference link.
Persons wishing to present papers at the conference on Tibet and the Tibetan situation that falls within the purview of the conference theme, are invited to submit a short CV and an abstract (500 words or less) in electronic form (PDF or MSWord) to Dr. Yosay Wangdi at firstname.lastname@example.org by Aug 30th 2014.
All papers will be presented in English.
Proposals may also be sent via email to the program committee in care of Gordon Andrews (email@example.com).
Grand Valley State University
Dr Yosay Wangdi
Grand valley state university
1 Campus drive
Allendale, Michigan 49418
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