IHRA Conference "The Holocaust in Public Discourse. Use and Abuse", 6 November 2015, Budapest

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November 6, 2015
Subject Fields: 
Diplomacy and International Relations, Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies, Modern European History / Studies, Political History / Studies, Popular Culture Studies

The International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) is inviting to its upcoming conference entitled "The Holocaust in Public Discourse. Use and Abuse" on November 6, 2015 in Budapest. IHRA encourages politicians, journalists, academics, media experts, educators and others to participate at this conference.

In response to the explosion of antisemitism and Holocaust distortion in recent months, this conference aims to discuss the ways in which the Holocaust is used and misused in media and public discourse. These issues include the need to ensure an accurate representation of the Holocaust; ways in which overuse of the word Holocaust can minimize respect for the genocide of the Jewish people during the Second World War; how willed and unconscious distortion of Holocaust history invites and reflects antisemitism; and how informed discourse on the Holocaust can help societies address contemporary problems, including democratic development, social unrest, freedom of speech and media, and challenges to multiculturalism, among others.

The conference consists of four panels comprising of experts from a variety of professional backgrounds on the topics of print, popular media, digital media and political discourse. IHRA aims to bring together politicians, journalists, NGO representatives and academics on a wide range of subjects to foster international exchange and to develop best practices on this emerging topic.

Further information including the program can be found on the IHRA website: https://www.holocaustremembrance.com/media-room/stories/ihra-conference-holocaust-and-public-discourse

If you would like to participate at the conference, please register at: http://ihra-conference.eventbrite.com

Time: 6 November 2015
Location: Eötvös Loránd University, Ceremonial Hall, 1053 Budapest, Egyetem tér 1-3

Contact Info: 

International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance
Lindenstrasse 20-25, Berlin, Germany