Twice a year, the NIOD organises NIOD Now. This is a series of gatherings on current issues of mass violence and its consequences.
‘Violence remembered, violence lived: The Islamic State, Genocide and the Yazidis of Iraq' , the fourth episode, was held Friday 21 November.
The Yazidi minority of Iraq considers the rise of the Islamic State and the subsequent persecution of Yazidis to be the 73rd massacre in their history.
This gathering focused on the Yazidi experience of exterminatory violence. In drawing on empirical research we tried to analyze the historical memory of violence among Yazidis, as well as the current violence which embroils them. We also considered the critical issues in the international community’s response to this humanitarian crisis.
With lectures by:
Fazil Moradi (Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology/University of Halle)
Eszter Spät (Department of Medieval Studies, Central European University)
Kjell Anderson (NIOD)
Uğur Ümit Üngör (NIOD