Conference Agenda

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Session Overview
Date: Wednesday, 21/July/2021
Location: lounge
Session A3 1: European Genocides
Location: Room 1
Chair: Caroline Bennett, Victoria University of Wellington, United Kingdom

Communism, Genocide and Mass Killing: Overturning the Existing Consensus

Jonathan Leader Maynard

King's College London, United Kingdom

Digitally mapping the Genocide of the Greeks of Pontus

Theodosios Kyriakidis

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

Military Traditions and Leadership Styles in the SS-Einsatzgruppen

Maayan Armelin

Clark University

The Group Targeted by Soviet Genocide in Lithuania: The Legal Perspective

Dovilė Sagatienė

Mykolas Romeris University, Lithuania

Session A3 2: Memory in the Digital Age
Location: Room 2
Chair: Melanie Altanian, University College Dublin, Switzerland

The Elephant in the Memory Room: Perpetrator's Sites in Comparative Perspective

Antonio Míguez Macho

University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Atoning for Violent Pasts: Assessing the Promise of Political Apologies

kasturi chatterjee

FLAME University, India

Temples of Memory: What's in the name?

Rafiki Ubaldo

Temples of Memory, Sweden

Ius post bellum and transitional justice: a theoretical framework of memory policies.

Aitor Diaz, Raül Digón

UB, Spain

Session A3 3: Women's Caucus 1
Location: Room 3
Session A3 4: The Hunt for the Missing: Enforced Disappearances in Punjab by the Indian State
Location: Room 4
Chair: Timothy Williams, Bundeswehr University Munich, Germany

The Hunt for the Missing- Enforced Disappearances in Punjab by the Indian State. The struggle for Justice for thousands of Sikhs murdered in a region of Impunity thirty years on.

Simran Kaur1, Paramjeet Singh1, Dalsher Singh1, Baljinder Singh2, Jagjit Singh2

1: TARAN Peace building NGO, United Kingdom; 2: Punjab Disappearances Advocacy Group (PDAP)

Location: lounge
Keynote Emilio Silva: Spain: between exporting justice and importing impunity. Grandchildren fighting against oblivion
Location: Plenary room
Chair: Rosa Ana Alija, Universitat de Barcelona, Spain
Location: lounge
Local Partner - ACCD: New Technologies and the Search for Missing Persons: Processes and Experiences
Location: Plenary room
Catalan Agency for Development Cooperation (ACCD)
This session will be in Spanish with simultaneous translation in English
Location: lounge
Session C3 1: Algorithms and Social Media
Location: Room 1
Chair: Emily Sample, George Mason University, United States of America

Online hate, offline violence

Matias Sakkal

Auschwitz institute for the prevention of genocide and mass atrocities

“A Neutral Platform for ‘Free Speech:’ The Role of Social Media in the United States’ Continued Perpetration of Mass Atrocities against Marginalized Groups

Alexis Anne Poston

George Mason University, United States of America

Media Representation of Suicide Bombers

Christina Teresa McCormick

George Mason University, United States of America

Can Mathematical Models Predict Genocide?

Jack Nusan Porter

The Davis Center, Harvard University

Session C3 2: Repetition of Hatred and Violence
Location: Room 2
Chair: Khushboo Chauhan, O.P. Jindal Global University, India

The Failure to Repair and Repetition of Violence

Henry Theriault

Worcester State University, USA

Health & Social Consequences for Victims of Genocidal Rape

Karan Varshney1,2, Prerana Ghosh1

1: Deakin University, School of Medicine; 2: Thomas Jefferson University, College of Population Health

Reassessing Genocide Education in Light of the International Rise of Hate Today

Sara Kristine Cohan

The Genocide Education Project, United States of America

Visualizing Perpetrators in the 21st Century

Sabah Carrim1, Lukas Meissel2

1: Texas State University, United States of America; 2: University of Haifa/Vienna Wiesenthal Institute for Holocaust Studies

Session C3 3: Confronting Rohingya Genocide with New Technology
Location: Room 3
Chair: Elisenda Calvet Martinez, Universitat de Barcelona, Spain

Confronting Rohingya Genocide with New Technology

Chair(s): Mofidul Hoque (Liberation War Museum, Bangladesh, People's Republic of)


Presentations of the Symposium


Art and Genocide: Creating Digital Platform

Mofidul Hoque
Liberation War Museum


Educating Rohingya Children: Use of Digital Technology

Prethee Majbahin
Liberation War Museum


Quilt of Memory and Hope: Digital Exhibition of AJAR and LWM

Pia Conradsen1, Nasrin Akter2
1AJAR, 2Liberation War Museum


Digital Technology in Documenting Mass Atrocity Crimes: A Project to Implement

Sharjin Jahan, Kazi Taposhe Rabeya
Liberation War Museum

Session C3 4: Genocide Memorialization in the Digital Era
Location: Room 4
Chair: David Simon, Yale University, United States of America

Genocide Memorialization in the Digital Era

Chair(s): David Simon (Yale University, United States of America), Eve Zucker (Yale University, United States)


Presentations of the Symposium


Wikipedia as a Site of Virtual Memorialization

David Simon
Yale University, USA


Collaborative memory production through digital media: Cases from the Holocaust

Eve Zucker
Yale University, USA


'January 7' on Cambodian Political Elites' Social Media Accounts

Daniel Bultmann
Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany


#TogetherAsOne: Commemorating Historical Traumas during the Covid-19 Pandemic

Victoria Walden
University of Sussex, UK


Commemoration in a time of Restriction: Rwanda’s Memorialization Process During a Global Pandemic

Jean-Damascène Gasanabo
National Commission for the Fight Against Genocide, Rwanda

Location: lounge
session D3 1: Movement Stemming from Genocide
Location: Room 1
Chair: Henry Theriault, International Association of Genocide Scholars, United States of America

Episodes of Genocide: The Gatumba Lens

Christopher P Davey

Brigham Young University, United States of America

The Principle of Non-Refoulement in Atrocity Prevention

Susan Braden

Auschwitz Institute for the Prevention of Genocide and Mass Atrocities, United States of America

A Theory of Displacement Atrocity Crimes: New Frontiers in Mid-Range Theory

Andrew R. Basso

Western University, Canada

Can Children Speak? New Perspectives on Forced Displacement and Survival during the Armenian Genocide

Asya Darbinyan

Clark University, United States of America

Session D3 2: Justice, Truth, and Memory (Spanish Session)
Location: Room 2
Chair: Noemi Morell, Universitat de Barcelona, Spain

¿Que entienden los tribunales argentinos por genocidio? Un análisis de las sentencias judiciales

Malena Silveyra

Centro de Estudios sobre Genocidio, Universidad Nacional de Tres de Febrero/ Observatorio de Crímenes de Estado- FSOC, Universidad de Buenos Aires

Genocidio: memoria y olvido


Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentine Republic

Reconfiguraciones en torno a la Verdad, la Memoria y la Justicia durante el gobierno de Cambiemos en Argentina (2015-2019). Un análisis de la prensa escrita

Natalia Paola Crocco

CONICET- Centro de Estudios sobre Genocidio-UNTREF, Argentine Republic

Session D3 3: Fifty Years of Bangladesh Genocide and Aftermaths
Location: Room 3
Chair: Adam Jason Jones, University of British Columbia Okanagan, Canada

Fifty years of Bangladesh genocide and aftermaths

Chair(s): Adam Jones (University of British Columbia)


Presentations of the Symposium


Intergenerational Memory of Genocide in Digital Age: The Case of Bangladesh

Shahriar Islam
Binghamton University


Factors and perceptions of 1971 genocide among Bengali young people: An ethnographic study

Md Asaduzzaman
Arizona State University


Justice for the Victims of 1971Genocide: Achievements, Challenges and the Future

Emraan Azad
University of Cambridge


Bangladesh genocide: Recognition at home and abroad

Tawheed Reza Noor
Binghamton University

Session D3 4: Transmedia Engagements with the Armenian Genocide and Its Legacies
Location: Room 4
Chair: Armen Marsoobian, International Association of Genocide Scholars, United States of America

Transmedia Engagements with the Armenian Genocide and Its Legacies

Chair(s): Armen Marsoobian (International Association of Genocide Scholars, United States of America), Adam Muller (University of Manitoba)


Presentations of the Symposium


Erasing History: Cultural Genocide, Digital Witnessing, and International Law: The Armenian Cemetery in Djulfa, Nakhichevan

Peter Balakian
Colgate University


The Power of Personal Archives in Witnessing, Teaching, and Visual Storytelling: The Armenian Memory Project

Armen T. Marsoobian
Southern Connecticut State University


Recovering the Khachkars of Djulfa: Challenging Genocide Denial in Azerbaijan

Adam Muller
University of Manitoba