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Looking Back: Symposium on Looking Backward, Moving Forward

Published on 13 April 2021
On 9 April 2021, the symposium 'Looking Backward, Moving Forward' was held to mark the 20th anniversary of Holocaust and Genocide Studies. One of the aims of the symposium was to bring together the very extensive and advanced expertise on the study of war, genocide and the Holocaust and their respective intellectual communities, which have tended to operate in separate worlds. The event was broadcast from De Balie in Amsterdam. There were keynote speeches by Carol Gluck, Amos Goldberg, Stathis Kalyvas, Siniša Malešević and Dirk Moses, and contributions by Nanci Adler, Jolle Demmers, Eva Kovacs, Omar McDoom, Kristin Platt, Ismee Tames and Uğur Ümit Üngör. The symposium can be viewed below.

Programme Holocaust and Genocide Studies: Looking Backward, Moving Forward. 

  • Session 1: Is the Holocaust a universal history and a global memory?
  • Session 2: How are war and genocide related?
  • Session 3: What is the future of genocide research?
  • Session 4: Reflections
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