Call for Applications: "Good, Evil, and the Grey Zone: Religion's Role in Genocide from the Holocaust to ISIS" faculty seminar

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June 27, 2016 to July 1, 2016
District Of Columbia, United States
Subject Fields: 
African History / Studies, Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies, Human Rights, Religious Studies and Theology, Social Sciences

This is a one-week seminar for faculty from all disciplines. In the fields of Holocaust and genocide studies, theological and historical studies of the role played by Christianity in the Holocaust have led to broader study and analysis of the role of religious narratives, groups, institutions, and leaders in genocidal situations. Starting with an analysis of the role of Christian churches and other religious groups during the Holocaust, this seminar will examine these questions comparatively, focusing on the specific role of"religion" in four case studies: the Holocaust, the Cambodian genocide, the Rwandan genocide, and ISIS. 

This seminar will be co-taught by Professors Alexander Hinton (Director of the Center for the Study of Genocide and Human Rights, Professor of Anthropology and Global Affairs, and UNESCO Chair in Genocide Prevention at Rutgers University) and Timothy Longman (Director of the African Studies Center and Associate Professor of Political Science and International Relations at Boston University).

The application deadline is April 1, 2016. For additional information about the seminar and application process, please see the webpage or contact Vicki Barnett at

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