Genocide Memorialisation: Political Imaginaries and Public Materialities
30 Nov-1 Dec 2017 | Gothenburg, Sweden
This is an international conference inviting artists, curators, commissioners, scholars and researchers across the arts, humanities and social sciences to consider the highly specific, but nonetheless pervasive, cultural phenomenon of genocide memorialisation. The conference considers the unsettling intersection of questions of mass murder, historicisation, memory-work, artistic production and public culture at a historical moment marked by a resurgence of xenophobic, ethno-nationalist and racist mobilisations.
The conference is organised by the cross-disciplinary Genocide Memorialisation Seminar, University of Gothenburg, co-convened by the School of Global Studies, Valand Academy, and the Centre for Critical Heritage Studies. Participation in the conference is free, however places are limited, as the intention is to create a focussed space of generative dialogue across a range of practices and disciplines.