PUB : The exhumed object - Material traces of the mass Death

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Dear all,

Some of you might be interested in the special issue of Cahiers SIRICE edited by Sophie Baby and I. The exhumed object : material traces of the Mass Death is a collection of nine papers, in French and in English. It brings together historians, historians of art, archeologists, anthropologists working on mass graves and memory of mass violence. We chose to focus our attention on the objects exhumed from these mass graves and not only on bones and corpses. What do they tell us about the victims, about the perpetrated crimes ? But also we worked on the "second life" of these objects after they were unearthed. What is to be done with them ?
This special issue deals with very different situations : from Peru to USSR, from Spain to Bosnia.

You can read and download all papers, for free, at