Monday, September 17, 2018 - 18:30

In 2016 a group of academics and students from the University of East London (UEL) taught a university course, Life Stories, in the Calais Jungle. At that time, political formations took place in the Jungle refugee camp as the camp reached its peak population. Hall et al (Forthcoming) consider four ways in which the politics in the camp emerged: (1) the use of ‘rights’ language in constituting the camp residents as political citizens (2) coalitions between residents and...

Monday, May 28, 2018 (All day)

In our current troubled historical moment, where toxic discourses are being mobilized for political ends, there is growing concern and debate over the perilous effects of post-truth regimes, false news and lying in politics. The phenomenon is not new: As Hannah Arendt notes in Lying in Politics, penned after the publication of the Pentagon Papers, “Secrecy…and deception, the deliberate falsehood and the outright lie used as a legitimate means to achieve...

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 18:00

In collaboration with Yahad-In Unum, The George and Irina Schaeffer Center for the Study of Genocide, Human Rights and Conflict Prevention is pleased to announce a guest lecture by History Professor Christopher Mauriello, Ph.D., and Director of The Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Salem State University, who will present his latest book: Forced Confrontation: The Politics of Dead Bodies in Germany at the End of WWII. Book Blurb: During the final weeks of World...

Monday, April 9, 2018 - 13:00

The conference “Orders of Violence” is dedicated to investigating political violence, exclusion and memory within marginalized communities, with particular emphasis on caste violence and genocide. The conference themes are thus intimately linked to stigma, systemic violence, discrimination and historical oppression, while resisting and interrogating the trope of the abject and suffering subject. Indian, Indigenous, North American and European scholars specializing in the...

Thursday, April 5, 2018 - 17:30

The George and Irina Schaeffer Center for the Study of Genocide, Human Rights and Conflict Prevention is pleased to announce a guest lecture by Elżbieta Janicka on "When Denial Becomes State Policy: The Origins and Significance of the New Holocaust-Speech Law in Poland." How could it happen that a democratically elected parliament in an independent Poland – member of NATO and the EU – could pass a law criminalizing free debate about the Holocaust? How could such a...

Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 17:30

The Visual History Archive is in the process of transcribing all of their collection, presenting new challenges and opportunities for engaging the 54,000 testimonies contained in the collection. This roundtable, organized by the George and Irina Schaeffer Center for the Study of Genocide, Human Rights and Conflict Prevention will bring together experts on the study of Holocaust survivors and qualitative researchers in the social sciences to think through the challenges of building knowledge...

Thursday, January 11, 2018 - 09:00

Co-organized by:

  • The George and Irina Schaeffer Center for the Study of Genocide, Human Rights and Conflict Prevention, The American University of Paris
  • Le Centre de Recherches Historiques, EHESS-CNRS
  • L'Institut de Sciences sociales du Politique, Université Paris Nanterre-ENS Paris Saclay-CNRS

Dates:

  • 11th Jan in C-104, 6 rue colonel combes
  • 12th Jan at Memorial de la Shoah: 17 rue Geoffroy l’Asnier, Paris...

Tuesday, November 7, 2017 - 17:30

What does it mean to discover a Nazi history in one’s own family? This was a discovery I neither wanted nor asked for, and yet, in a moment defined by chance and circumstance, it became an irrefutable reality. Recognition of my German grandfather’s support for the Nazi regime led to a host of questions about the nature of memory, its dissociation and transmission. What lurks in the silences that are passed down between generations? How does our collective response to history...

Thursday, October 26, 2017 - 14:15

Interdisciplinary conference

Founded by the film director Steven Spielberg in 1994, the Visual History Archive is a collection of testimonies recorded in order to preserve the words, faces, gestures and histories of genocide survivors. Holocaust survivors’ testimonies, recorded around the world in 28 languages, represent the bulk of the collection (51 333 to this day). This core documentation is complemented by accounts from other victims of the Nazis (Sinti and Roma survivors,...

Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 16:00

On June 15th, the George and Irina Schaeffer Center for the Study of Genocide, Human Rights and Conflict Prevention will host a session of the seminar "Histoire et historiographie de la Shoah" (HHS, Centre de recherches historiques, EHESS-CNRS). 

We will hear Professor Mark Roseman (Indiana University Bloomington), who will present his book: Rescued lives: The “Bund”, resistance, and rescue in Nazi Germany, Oxford...

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