Collective Violence: Emergence. Experience. Remembrance

Collective Violence: Emergence. Experience. Remembrance

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Center for Interdisciplinary Memory Research im Kulturwissenschaftlichen Institut, Essen, in Zusammenarbeit mit der Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, Sarajevo/ Bosnien und Herzegowina. Tobias Bütow, Michaela Christ, Christian Gudehus, Veronika Springmann. Gefördert von: Gemeinnützige Hertie Stiftung, Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, Sarajevo, Hans Böckler Stiftung sowie Köhler Stiftung im Stifterverband für die deutsche Wissenschaft.
Ort
Sarajevo/ Bosnien und Herzegowina
Land
Bosnia-Herzegowina
Vom - Bis
26.09.2007 - 30.09.2007
Von
Tobias Bütow, Michaela Christ, Veronika Springmann, Christian Gudehus

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.

Programm

Wednesday, September 26

14.00 (Optional)
Guided city tour, ERICH RATHFELDER, war correspondent of the German newspaper “die tageszeitung”

20.00 OPENING
WENDY LOWER (Maryland/ USA)
Possibilities and pitfalls of comparative violence research - case studies of Eastern Europe

Thursday, September 27

8.30 INTRODUCTION

9.00-10.45 EXPLAINIG VIOLENCE: THEORIES

DORIS GOEDL (Salzburg/ Austria)
About the absence of violence: Non-violent and violent system changes
ELISSA MAILAENDER KOSLOV (Paris/ France)
Power relations, violence, and cruelty: a new perspective on perpetrators and Nazi concentration camps

11.15-13.00 CREATING VIOLENCE: DISCOURSES

CARL BETHKE (Berlin/ Germany)
Does history repeat? The Second World War and the war in Bosnia 1992-1995
STANISLAS BIGIRIMANA (Mutare/ Zimbabwe)
The fraternal twins in war: Exploring the narratives that shape the ethnic consciousness of the Hutu and the Tutsi of Burundi and Rwanda leading to the “Rationalisation of collective violence”

13.00 Lunch

15.15-17.00 DOING VIOLENCE: DYNAMICS

FRANK WOLFF (Cologne/ Germany)
From Odessa to Kielce? Comparing pogroms and anti-Jewish violence, 1881-1946
KAREN KRÜGER (Berlin/ Germany)
„They are not different from us, they just look different“: Colonial Stereotypes and the ethnic dimension of violence in Rwanda 1994

18.00 Dinner

20.00 CINEMA AND COLLECTIVE VIOLENCE
“We are all neighbours”, Norway 1993, 52 min. Director: Tone Bringa (Bergen/Norway). Tone Bringa, anthropologist and documentary filmmaker, will be present for a discussion after the screening.

Friday, September 28
EXCURSION to Srebrenica and Potocari
MERCED SMAILOVIC and ANNE BITTERBERG, Guided Tour and Lecture.

Saturday, September 29

9.00-10.45 WOMEN, MEN AND VIOLENCE:
PERCEPTIONS, ROLES AND SUFFERINGS

DOREEN ESCHINGER (Budapest/ Hungary)
Women killing Women: Women Concentration Camps in national-socialistic Germany and the Perception of the female Victim
OLIVERA SIMIC (Melbourne/ Australia)
Gender side of Reconciliation: Women in the Aftermath

11.15-13.00 REMEMBERING VIOLENCE (I): MEMORIALS

NIKOLAI VUKOV (Sofia/ Bulgaria)
The signs of violence and the violence of signs: memorials to victims of mass atrocities in Eastern Europe after 1945
NADIA CAPUZZO DERKOVIC (Geneva/ Switzerland)
(Non)Existence of monuments dedicated to the siege in Sarajevo

13.00 Lunch

14.30 REMEMBERING VIOLENCE (II): WORDS

MONIKA PALMBERGER (Oxford/ England)
The transmission and silencing of collective violence in the divided town of Mostar
STEFAN IONESCO (Massachusetts/ USA)
The dynamic concept of resistance in post-genocide remembrance: Revisiting the narratives of holocaust and gulag survivors from Romania
SABINA CEHAJIC (Sussex/ England)
Dealing with the past and facing the future: social-psychological precursors of intergroup reconciliation in Bosnia and Herzegovina

17.00 FINAL DISCUSSION
Comment: GABI BABIC (Konstanz/ Germany), DANIEL UZIEL (Jerusalem/ Israel)

18.00-19.00 PERSPECTIVES? Follow-up-Workshop and Networking

19.00 Dinner

20.30 AFTER THE WAR: THE PRESENCE OF THE MISSING PEOPLE

MIRSAD TOKACA (Research and Documentation Center Sarajevo, Director)
KATHERYNE BOMBERGER (International Commission on Missing Persons, Director)

Kontakt

CMR im Kulturwissenschaftlichen Institut Essen
Dr. Christian Gudehus
Goethestr. 31
45128 Essen
Germany

0049.201.7204.116

sarajevo-2007@web.de

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