Science- | -Politics - Part 21

posted by peter on 2007/09/15 19:54

[ Science- | -Politics ]

Ich fahre zwar kommende Woche nach Sarajevo, aber für die hier zu annoncierende Veranstaltung kann ich leider nicht lange genug bleiben:
Das Center for Interdisciplinary Memory Research im Kulturwissenschaftlichen Institut (Essen) organisiert in Zusammenarbeit mit der Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (diesfalls Sarajevo) den Workshop
Workshop on History and Theory of Violence in the 20th Century. Collective Violence: Emergence. Experience. Remembrance
(26.-30.09.2007, Sarajevo)
Aus den Vorgaben:
There has been an upsurge of new research on the escalation of violence and mass murder in National Socialism in the past two decades, expanding our knowledge of the period tremendously. Explanatory models, terminology, sources, research methods and narrations are numerous and differentiated. The same is true of research on the transmission and discourse of memory and the forms memories of violent crimes in National Socialism can take. There have also been many, albeit less numerous, new studies of other cases of collective violence, for example in former Yugoslavia and in Rwanda. The comparative study of processes of collective violence however, including the study of the cultural and psychological consequences of violence, is still in its infancy. The subjects of this research are extensive and complex, making comparativ study very demanding. This complexity often leads comparative study to be written off directly as unprofitable. In practice however current comparative (violence) research, particularly genocide research proves the theoretical and practical benefits comparative study can bring. Often, the particularities and commonalities of genocidal processes only become clear in the process of comparison. Research from other disciplines and other countries on other areas and epochs can widen our perspective and expand our knowledge.
This meeting aims to initiate a forum for a next generation of researchers studying the processes of collective violence. The purpose is to gather the understanding of violence which has been gained by researchers from all parts of the world working in different disciplines.
Collective violence is a complex and global phenomena. Research on collective violence should be the same.

Konferenzprogramm und -informationen [.pdf]

Reader zur Konferenz [.pdf]


Senior Editor

Seitenwechsel. Geschichten vom Fußball. Hgg. v. Samo Kobenter u. Peter Plener. Wien: Bohmann 2008, 237 pp.
(Weitere Informationen hier)
Transcarpathica. Germanistisches Jahrbuch Rumänien 3-4/2004-2005. Hgg. v. Andrei Corbea-Hoisie u. Alexander Rubel. Bukarest/Bucuresti: Editura Paideia 2008, 336 pp.
[Die online-Fassung meines Einleitungsbeitrags "Thesen zur Bedeutung der Medien für Erinnerungen und Kulturen in Mitteleuropa" findet sich auf Kakanien revisited (Abstract / .pdf).]
Seitenweise. Was das Buch ist. Hgg. v. Thomas Eder, Samo Kobenter u. Peter Plener. Wien: Bundespressedienst 2010, 480 pp.
(Weitere Informationen hier wie da, v.a. auch do. - und die Rezension von Ursula Reber findet sich hier [.pdf].)
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