CFP: Conf on Mass Violence & Memory, Jindal Univ, India, 18-19 May 2016

Navras Aafreedi Announcement
Subject Fields
African History / Studies, Asian History / Studies, Jewish History / Studies, Native American History / Studies, South Asian History / Studies

Call for a Papers for a Conference on Mass Violence and Memory, scheduled to take place at Jindal Gobal University in Sonepat, near Delhi, in India from 18th to 19th May 2016.

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Call for Papers for a Conference on 18 and 19 May 2016

Mass Violence and Memory

O. P. Jindal Global University, India

Co-organised by:

  • United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM)

  • Society for Social Regeneration & Equity (SSRE)

  • Middle East Institute (MEI)

  • Jindal Centre for Israel Studies at the Jindal School of International Affairs, O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU)


Mass Violence is an ineluctable truth of world history, in fact there has never been a time without it. While the international community continues its efforts to prevent it till today, its deterrence has varied immensely from one decade to another and from one geographical region to the other. What causes mass violence and how it can be prevented are questions that continue to trouble us. The varying scales and magnitudes of mass violence have attracted a range of definitions and nomenclatures, like genocide, ethnic cleansing, pogrom, etc., and triggered debates about their usage. The aftermath of mass violence is just as troubling as mass violence itself for it raises the questions of acknowledgement of the event, rehabilitation of the survivors, reconciliation between the perpetrator and the victim, and coming to terms with the harsh reality of memory politics. It is a call for papers from different academic disciplines to help us comprehend mass violence and memory with reference to the subthemes listed below, but certainly not limited to them. Papers that underscore the need for Holocaust and Genocide Education in India and suggest how it can be introduced in the country will be particularly welcomed.


Warning Signs


State’s connivance or inaction

State’s response


Hateful or Inflammatory Speech

Role of the Press and Mass Media


Conflicting Narratives

International Response

Role of the Academia

Cinematic Responses

Literary Responses

Judicial Response

Justification of Violence


Comparative Studies

Denial or Minimization



Genocide Education/Mass Violence Studies

Resistance to Genocide Education/Mass Violence Studies



Holocaust/Shoah as point of reference

Mass Atrocities

Challenges of Definition and Nomenclature


All paper presenters will be provided accommodation and food for the duration of the conference. There is no registration fee. Domestic travel expenses incurred for participation in the conference will be reimbursed.

Deadline for the submission of Paper and Panel Proposals (not exceeding 300 words): 20 January 2016

Email Address for submission:


  • Professor P. R. Kumaraswamy, Honorary Director, Middle East Institute (MEI)

  • Dr. Rohee Dasgupta, Associate Professor, O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU)

  • Dr. Navras Jaat Aafreedi, Honorary Executive Director, Youth Outreach Programme, Society for Social Regeneration & Equity (SSRE)


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