Conference: Gender, Memory and Genocide: An International Conference Marking 100 Years Since the Armenian Genocide, 04.-06.06.2015, Berlin

Center for Research on Antisemitism, Berlin; The International Consortium for Research on Antisemitism and Racism (ICRAR); Pears Institute for the Study of Antisemitism, London; Sabanc University, Gender and Women’s Studies Forum, Istanbul; Central European University, Department of Gender Studies, Budapest
Ort: Technische Universität, Straße des 17. Juni 135, Berlin
Zeit: 04.-06.06.2015
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. Read more and source … (Web)