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Gender, Memory and Genocide: An International Conference Marking 100 Years Since the Armenian Genocide

The International Consortium for Research on Antisemitism and Racism; Center for Research on Antisemitism, Berlin; Pears Institute for the study of Antisemitism; Sabancı University, Gender and Women’s Studies Forum, Istanbul and Central European University, Department of Gender Studies, Budapest

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4th June, 2015 - 6th June, 2015
12:00 am - 12:00 am
The Center for Research on Antisemitism, Berlin Institute of Technology, Germany
Arlene Avakian, Massachusetts; Donald Bloxham, Edinburgh; Fatma Müge Göcek, Michigan; Stefanie Schüler-Springorum, Berlin

Third International Consortium for Research on Antisemitism and Racism (ICRAR) Conference

The history of Armenian genocide and its aftermath cannot be understood without taking gender into account. As research on the history of the Holocaust and other genocides has demonstrated, genocidal violence has different but related effects on men and women, on gender relations and on gender hierarchies. Its processes have imposed new meanings on biological differences, femininity and masculinity, and on sexuality. Post-genocidal periods have witnessed the reconstitution of gender relations and the gendering of memory. Histories and memories of genocide are deeply gendered, both in their content and their silences.  In this conference we aim to bring together Holocaust scholars with experts in the emerging field of gender and genocide. 2015 will mark the centenary of the Armenian genocide and, accordingly, we aim to pay particular attention to research that focuses on its specific history and memory.

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The Pears Institute for the study of Antisemitism is a founding member of ICRAR.

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