H-Genocide is a network for professional scholars, survivors of genocide, authors, historians and other interested people working in genocide studies and related fields, e.g. U.S., European, African, S. American, and Asian studies, to name a few. Discussion topics include the history, analysis, and theory of genocide, all genocides.
Below you will find a continuous updated list of new books published in Genocide Studies. It includes new pubs streaming from the H-Net Book Channel and new book announcements posted to H-Genocide by subscribers. Next to the books are all the announcements, discussions, and queries we welcome here. You will find CFPs in Genocide Studies on the right side of this page under H-Genocide Resources.
New Books in Genocide, Holocaust, and Memory Studies
Announcements and Discussion
Encountering Perpetrators of Mass Killings, Political Violence and Genocide
University of Winchester, 1-3 September 2015
The conference will be held at the King Alfred Campus of the University of Winchester. The programme of the conference can be found here: https://encounteringperpetrators.wordpress.com/
We’re looking for some new editors to run H-Genocide. I’ve done what I can to hold down the ship but we’d like to get the position filled with a team of people who know the field much better than I.
H-Net is pleased to announce the launch of the World War I Crossroads, a collaboration between editors and networks on the Commons dedicated to the scholarly study and discussion of World War I and the centennial commemoration of the conflict. This new Crossroads network will produce original content, facilitate initiatives on the conflict across multiple H-Net Networks, and highlight World War I postings from anywhere on the H-Net Commons.
Dear Dr. Mengerink,
You might find Keith David Watenpaugh's "The Human Rights Historian and the Trafficked Child: Writing the History of Mass Violence and Individual Trauma" useful: http://www.historians.org/publications-and-directories/perspectives-on-history/october-201....
Research Assistant & MA Candidate
Dept. of History, Istanbul Bilgi University
Beyond camps and forced labour: current international research on survivors of Nazi persecution Fifth international multidisciplinary conference, to be held at Imperial War Museum London, 7-9 January 2015
I have just happened on Mark Mengerink's interesting query on the possible traumatic effect when one immersesmerses oneself in Holocaust research. From my own personal experience in the private and public papers of Robert Briscoe, a member of the Irish-Jewish community who was involved in the Irish War of Independence alongside Michael Collins and Eamon de Valera before becoming involved the 1930s German-Jewish emigration effort. He then joined with Jabotinsky and the revisionists in their desperate attempt to break the British blockade of the Mandate.
I turn to colleagues on this list for assistance in identifying studies examining the psychological impact on scholars of studying trauma/atrocity/genocide. Does studying such topics impact the scholars psychologically?
I hope to incorporate data from such studies into my current project. I thank you in advance for your assistance.
The USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research invites applications from senior scholars for its 2014-2015 Center Research Fellow. The fellowship provides $30,000 support and will be awarded to an outstanding candidate from any discipline who will advance genocide research through the use of the Visual History Archive (VHA) of the USC Shoah Foundation and other USC resources. The incumbent will spend one semester in residence at the USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research during the 2014-2015 academic year.
Readers of the H-Net Network on Genocide may be interested in my new book which has just been published by Oxford University Press.
Forgiveness and Remembrance: Remembering Wrongdoing in Personal and Public Life (Oxford 2014).
The following is a brief synopsis:
We are happy to introduce the Commons Crossroads, a new kind of network for content delivered from all H-Net Networks around a single topic, representing the intersection of scholarship and thinking from across our many fields. Our first multi-network topic: The World Cup!