Conference: The Search for Humanity After Atrocity

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October 16, 2022 to October 17, 2022
New Jersey, United States
Subject Fields: 
Asian History / Studies, Cultural History / Studies, Eastern Europe History / Studies, European History / Studies, Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies


October 16-17, 2022

In-person at Kean University – Union, NJ*

Keynote Speaker: Loung Ung - Khmer Rouge Genocide Survivor, Activist, Author

Plenary Speakers: Eduardo Gonzalez (Consultant to 20 countries onreparations and truth processes) and Inés Hernández-Avila (Professor of Native American Studies at UC Davis).

Please visit our website ( to register and for more information. Registration is open now through September 15, 2022. Discounted rate for students.

Recognizing that the search for humanity after atrocity is as imperative as it is elusive, this two-day conference will interrogate recent strides that are renewing scholarly and popular interest and debate. The conference, based on an NEH-funded seminar held at Kean University in June, 2021, will assemble engaged scholars and informed practitioners who honor the reciprocity of scholarship and activism for energizing a network in common search for humanity after atrocity. The conference's premise is the belief that post-atrocity renewal possesses the most promise if it is propelled by those who were and are vulnerable and victimized. *The intention is to have an in-person conference with the understanding that the need may arise to shift to a virtual format depending on the status of the pandemic this fall.


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Stephanie Reese, Conference Manager


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