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GENOCIDE: Truth, Memory, Justice, and Recovery

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GENOCIDE: Truth, Memory, Justice, and Recovery

Jul-12-2011 at 09:11 AM (UTC+3 Nineveh, Assyria)

Truth, Memory, Justice, and Recovery

Call for Papers -- ** March 15 Deadline Approaching **

9th Biennial Conference of the
International Association of Genocide Scholars
July 19-22, 2011

Center for Genocide Studies
Universidad Nacional de Tres Febrero
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Over the last two decades, the field of genocide studies has rapidly proliferated.
To date, however, the field has not fully addressed the aftermaths of genocide, including the ways in which post-conflict societies negotiate issues of truth, memory, justice, and recovery.

This focus is particularly appropriate given the venue, Argentina, and the fact that this will be the first IAGS conference ever held in Latin America. During 1980s and 1990s, the phrase “truth, memory, and justice” became a key watchword of resistance and resilience. Despite periodic attempts to focus on one of these issues alone (for example, seeking truth instead of justice), many people in Latin America have and continue to insist that only the three pillars together enable individual and social recovery from collective terror. Truth, Memory, and Justice, then, are preconditions for the fourth pillar, Recovery.

The IAGS and CEG-UNTREF welcome papers and sessions on all aspects of genocide, particularly those devoted to our conference theme, “Genocide: Truth, Memory, Justice, and Recovery.” Innovative panels, workshops, and papers that consider the dynamics, causes, and consequences of genocide, issues of memory and representation, the role of justice and truth in post-conflict societies and the paths to individual and collective recovery are welcomed. Besides panels and papers, the organizers encourage other modes of dialogue, including workshops, roundtable discussions, book presentations, cultural media, and artistic works/readings, including forums that relate to policy initiatives, pedagogy, and education concerned with the history and prevention of genocide. Genocide studies cover a wide range of approaches and theories. Scholars, practitioners, activists, teachers, and students interested in genocide studies from all disciplines are encouraged to apply.

Paper / panel proposal will be accepted in either English or Spanish and should be sent as an attachment to the following email address: iags2011 < a t> gmail. (Abstracts should include full name, affiliation, personal data, e-mail address, and be no more than 250 words, using single-spaced in 12-point Times New Roman font.) Once a proposal is accepted by the selection committee, participants are required to register on-line at: where IAGS and conference material will be found. All participants must be members in good standing of the IAGS. Information on accommodations and further details about the conference can also be found at: Any questions may be directed to the conference organizers, Daniel Feierstein and Alex Hinton, at: iags2011 < a t>

Deadline: March 15, 2011

About IAGS

The International Association of Genocide Scholars is a global, interdisciplinary, non-partisan organization that seeks to further research and teaching about the nature, causes, and consequences of genocide, and advance policy studies on prevention of genocide. The Association, founded in 1994, meets to consider comparative research, important new work, case studies, the links between genocide and other human rights violations, and prevention and punishment of genocide. A central aim of the Association is to draw academics, activists, artists, genocide survivors, journalists, jurists, public policy makers, and other colleagues into the interdisciplinary study of genocide, with the goal of prevention. Membership is open to interested persons worldwide.


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Assyrian \ã-'sir-é-an\ adj or n (1998)   1:  descendants of the ancient empire of Ashur   2:  the Assyrians, although representing but one single nation as the direct heirs of the ancient Assyrian Empire, are now doctrinally divided, inter sese, into five principle ecclesiastically designated religious sects with their corresponding hierarchies and distinct church governments, namely, Church of the East, Chaldean, Maronite, Syriac Orthodox and Syriac Catholic.  These formal divisions had their origin in the 5th century of the Christian Era.  No one can coherently understand the Assyrians as a whole until he can distinguish that which is religion or church from that which is nation -- a matter which is particularly difficult for the people from the western world to understand; for in the East, by force of circumstances beyond their control, religion has been made, from time immemorial, virtually into a criterion of nationality.   3:  the Assyrians have been referred to as Aramaean, Aramaye, Ashuraya, Ashureen, Ashuri, Ashuroyo, Assyrio-Chaldean, Aturaya, Chaldean, Chaldo, ChaldoAssyrian, ChaldoAssyrio, Jacobite, Kaldany, Kaldu, Kasdu, Malabar, Maronite, Maronaya, Nestorian, Nestornaye, Oromoye, Suraya, Syriac, Syrian, Syriani, Suryoye, Suryoyo and Telkeffee. — Assyrianism verb

Aramaic \ar-é-'máik\ n (1998)   1:  a Semitic language which became the lingua franca of the Middle East during the ancient Assyrian empire.   2:  has been referred to as Neo-Aramaic, Neo-Syriac, Classical Syriac, Syriac, Suryoyo, Swadaya and Turoyo.

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