Registration now open for ‘Public Understanding: Exploring Representations of War and Genocide’


Public Understanding: Exploring Representations of War and Genocide

This interdisciplinary one-day conference will be held on Friday, 8 November 2013 at the Imperial War Museum London. We are delighted to welcome our distinguished keynote speaker, Professor Dan Stone (RHUL), as well as panels of international postgraduate speakers.

Representations of war and genocide in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries can act as a platform for victims to share their stories, call perpetrators to account, raise public awareness, and mobilise political and ethical action in the present. How war and genocide are presented and represented form the reference frames within which the public is able to comprehend and respond to them. The study of these important issues provides the opportunity to translate historical events to present conflicts. But what are the limits of these representations? How are we responsible for the representations we put forth, study, or view? We anticipate that these and related issues will be of interest to academics working in, among other areas, history, literature, cultural studies, philosophy, political theory, sociology, and media studies.

This important event is sponsored by RHUL’s Holocaust Research Centre, Imperial War Museums, and the British Association of Holocaust Studies.

Registration fees of £20 include attendance of the full programme, refreshments, lunch, and administrative costs. Deadline: Monday, 28 October 2013.

Registration may be completed via this link:

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