CfP: Humanitarian Technologies and Genocide Prevention GSP

Genocide Studies and Prevention: An International Journal (GSP) is preparing a special issue on Humanitarian Technologies and Genocide Prevention. We would like to invite you to contribute to this issue either through submitting manuscripts or serving as peer reviewers.

This special issue will focus on the latest developments in mapping, citizen-based monitoring, crisis mapping, crowdsourcing, conflict analysis, e-humanities, network analysis, simulation modeling, social media and news analysis, and related fields and their potential use in preventing genocide. We are interested in articles that critically examine both the potential benefits and draw backs of these new technologies.

Specific details can be found in the call for papers and call for reviewers.

CfP: Inaugural CGHR Conference on Genocide “Genocide: Pathways and Passages”

Friday, April 4, 2014


Rutgers University, Newark, USA

“Genocide: Pathways and Passages”

Genocide is crossed by pathways and passages. There are the pathways of the genocidal process, such as the historical and sociopolitical paths from which genocide emerges, the routes genocide takes once it has begun, and the post-conflict trajectories undertaken as individuals and societies seek a way forward in the aftermath. Such paths are mixed with passages, or processes of transformation, ranging from transformations of identities (e.g., perpetrators, victims, survivors, bystanders, witnesses, humanitarians, the “other,” and so forth) to those of sociopolitical states of being (e.g., authoritarianism, democratization, transitional justice, diaspora, and so forth). Continue reading

CfP: Genocide and its Aftermaths: Lessons from Rwanda (Undergraduate Conference)

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, USA
April 17, 2014

The Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, the Human Rights Program and the
Institute for Global Studies are hosting three days of events to commemorate the 20th
anniversary of the genocide that took place in Rwanda in 1994. The events will include a
public conference (April 16th), a student conference (April 17th) and a K-12 teacher
workshop (April 19th). The objectives of the commemorative events are to promote public
understanding of what happened in Rwanda, analyze the immediate responses by the
international community, and discuss the long-term implications for international policy and
actions to prevent and respond to genocide. Continue reading

Call for applicants: Specialization Course in International Criminal Law for Young Penalists

We are glad to announce ISISC’s 14th Specialization Course in International Criminal Law for Young Penalists on “Assessing the Effectiveness of International Criminal Law in the Prevention and Control of Transnational and International Crimes”. The course will take place from May 18th to May 28th and is open to all international graduate law students.

The deadline for application submissions is March 20th, 2014. ISISC will select 60 participants who should have at a minimum a first degree in law, having graduated in the last eight years (between 2006 – 2014), and be 35 years of age or under. Furthermore, the Institute will offer 10 scholarships to applicants from Developing and Less Developed Countries.

All relevant information and the application form are available on our website ( Please do not hesitate to contact ISISC for any questions or concerns you may have at

CfP: The Fifth International Four Societies Conference, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia

1-2 July 2014

The international law societies of Australia and New Zealand, Canada, Japan and the United States of America (the “Four Societies”) have held four conferences bringing together early career scholars around a theme, generally leading to an edited conference volume. The underlying goal of this initiative is to foster a scholarly network between individuals associated with the four sponsoring societies. The first cycle of the Four Societies Project saw events hosted by the Australian and New Zealand Society of International Law (ANZSIL) at University of Wellington in 2006, the Canadian Council on International Law held at Edmonton in 2008, the Japanese Society of International Law held on Awajishima Island in 2010, and the American Society of International Law held at Berkeley Law School in 2012 ANZSIL will host the Fifth International Four Societies Conference at the Australian National University on 1-2 July 2014, on the theme of Experts, Networks and International Law. The Steering Committee for the Fifth Conference now invites paper proposals from members of the Four Societies. Continue reading

Lemkin Scholarship Program in Armenian Genocide Studies

The Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute announces 2014 LEMKIN SCHOLARSHIP program for foreign students and PhD candidates. Raphael Lemkin scholarship is intended to enable foreign students, who specialize in genocide studies, especially in the Armenian Genocide, to visit Armenia for a month to conduct research in local scientific institutions and libraries.

The Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute will provide researchers possibility to carry out their research in AGMI, including necessary research materials and consultation.

The deadline for application is on 15 December, 2013. The winner will be selected by the Scientific Council of the AGMI on 25 December, 2013.

The beginning of the scholarship program is on 1 January, 2014. Winners are free to select a month within 2014 except January, February and December. Continue reading

Investigative Interviewing Through an Interpreter Workshop

Workshop at Aston University on Thursday 19th December: “Investigative Interviewing through an Interpreter”, targeted specifically at police officers and legal professionals. In the light of the EU Directive which recently came into force in October 2013, there will be new obligations for police officers to provide quality interpreting as well as translation services. This year we will be performing role plays with experienced interpreters to demonstrate and highlight how interviewing through an interpreter is a complex activity which requires specialised training. Speakers for the day will include Dr Krzysztof Kredens, Dr Yvonne Fowler and Dr Nicci MacLeod.
Contact: John Pollard
Centre Administrator
Centre for Forensic Linguistics
School of Languages and Social Sciences
Aston University
Birmingham B4 7ET

CfP: How Objective Can Judges Be: Legal Rule, Evidence, Narratives, Society

14-16 May 2014; University of Antwerp, Belgium.

The academic workshop will investigate how sound, objective and ethically informed judgments can be reached in the courtroom, balancing the influence of the judge (the working of the legal profession, the role of rhetoric and language, etc.), with the input of new scientific methods, the influence of other actors (the attitude of the parties, their lawyers, experts and their aura of irrefutability, …) and the socio-political context (political responsibility, social pressure, media influence, …). Continue reading

CfP: Third International Graduate Students’ Conference on Genocide Studies

The State of Research 100 Years after the Armenian Genocide

The Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Clark University will host the Third International Graduate Students’ Conference on Genocide Studies on 9 -11 April 2015, in cooperation with the Danish Institute for International Studies, Department of Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Copenhagen. The conference will provide a forum for doctoral students to present their research projects to peers and established scholars. The keynote speaker will be Professor Eric Weitz, Dean of Humanities and Arts and Professor of History at the City College of New York.

This interdisciplinary conference will reflect the full range of issues, concepts, and methods in current Genocide Studies research. The keynote address and a focus on papers that explore the Armenian Genocide are planned in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the events of 1915. Papers that put the Armenian Genocide in a broader perspective and examine the concept of Ottoman Genocide carried out against minority ethnic-religious groups, including Assyrians and Greeks, are especially encouraged. Topics may include forceful mass–deportations, expulsions, and massacres during the late Ottoman period. We also invite pertinent applications from students working on the Holocaust as well as those who focus on genocides in Africa, Asia, Australia, and America as well as on the aftermath and collective memorialization of genocides. Continue reading

Call for Nominations: The Lemkin Book Award

Institute for the Study of Genocide

The Institute for the Study of Genocide’s Lemkin Book Award honors Raphael
Lemkin, the originator of the concept of genocide and first exponent of a
United Nations Genocide Convention. The biennial award recognizes the best
non-fiction book published in English or translated into English that
focuses on explanations of genocide, crimes against humanity, state mass
killings and gross violations of human rights, and strategies to prevent
such crimes and violations. Edited volumes, memoirs, poetry, fiction and
drama are excluded.
The award consists of a citation and honorarium, and the winner is invited
to deliver a public address in New York at a meeting convened by the
Institute for the Study of Genocide.

The 2015 award cycle covers books published in 2013 and 2014. We are now
accepting nominations for books published in the 2013 calendar year
(January 1st-December 31, 2013).


Prior to sending books please contact Lemkin Award Committee Chair,
Professor Ernesto Verdeja at to confirm their eligibility.


The current (2013) award winner is:
Yang Jisheng, “Tombstone: The Great Chinese Famine 1958-1962” (Farrar,
Straus and Giroux, 2012).

Previous winners are:
2011: Emma Gilligan “Terror in Chechnya: Russia and the Tragedy of
Civilians in War” (Princeton, 2009)
2009: Darius Rejali “Torture and Democracy” (Princeton, 2007)
2007: Donald Bloxham “The Great Game of Genocide: Imperialism, Nationalism,
and the Destruction of the Ottoman Armenians” (Oxford, 2005)
2005: Peter Balakian “The Burning Tigris: The Armenian Genocide and
America’s Response” (Harper Collins, 2003)
2003: Samantha Power “A Problem From Hell: America and the Age of Genocide”
(Harper Perennial, 2002)
2000: Alison Des Forges “Leave None to Tell the Story: Genocide in Rwanda”
(Human Rights Watch and FIDH, 1999)

More information on the Institute for the Study of Genocide is available