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Links for Genocide Research and Education  Research Centers, Advocacy Organizations and Educational websites

Resources on 20th Century Genocides Including Resources on this website, Books and Articles, Reports, Survivor ad Eyewitness testimonies, Commemoration, Film and Video and Websites Hereros 1904 | Armenian 1915-1923  | Holodomor 1933 | Shoah 1941-1945 | Parajmos 1941-1945 |   East Bengal 1971 | Burundi 1972  | Cambodia 1975-1979 | Guatemala 1982-1983  | Iraqi Kurds 1988 | Bosnia 1992-1995 | Rwanda 1994

Genocide Scholars to meet in June 2005 in Florida, USA
Sixth Conference of the International Association of Genocide Scholars will meet in Boca Raton, Florida, USA, June 4 - 7, 2005 

Summer Courses in Copenhagen, Denmark and Toronto, Canada:
International Summer Course on Genocide at Copenhagen University Aug. 1-19, 2005 Deadline for applications: 15 April (for students requiring a visa) 15 May (for all others). Øresund Summer University (ØSU), in collaboration with Centre of African Studies, University of Copenhagen, offers the course: This Time We Knew: The Failure of the International Community to Prevent Genocide in Bosnia, Rwanda, and Darfur

Genocide and Human Rights University Program, to be held in Toronto,Canada, August 2-12, 2005 The International Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies (A Division of the Zoryan Institute) is pleased to announce the fourth year of the program. Registration by May 31, 2005

New and Forthcoming Books for 2004 on Genocide and related topics Also Selected books 1999-2004   and bibliographies of books in French, German, Italian,  Portugues , Spanish and other languages.

In Bayside, New York a free exhibit entitled “1900-2000: A Genocidal Century,” is open to the public through December, 2004 at the Queensborough Community College's Holocaust Resource Center & Archives (established 1983). The exhibit features photographs, text and an accompanying catalogue detailing occurrences of the systematic extermination of millions of people by different nations and governments over the past 100 years. Included are the destruction of Hereros in German South West Africa (Namibia), Armenians in Ottoman Turkey, Ukrainians in the USSR, Jews and others in Nazi Germany, the Killing Fields in Khmer Rouge Cambodia, ethnic Muslims in Bosnia, and of Tutsi in Rwanda. [ See www.qcc.cuny.edu/NewsAndEvents/ PressReleases/Genocide.htm ] The center is in the Library Building on the Bayside campus, lower level, Room 30. Hours are: Monday to Thursday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. For information, call (718) 281-5770. www.qcc.cuny.edu/HRCA

The State of California Center for Excellence on the Study of the Holocaust, Genocide, Human Rights, and Tolerance (California State Univ., Chico) is devoted to the teaching of the Holocaust and other genocides to elementary, junior, and high school students. Provides teachers with updated curricular materials, survivor testimony and other educational resources to support the 'Model Curriculum for Human Rights and Genocide established 1988, revised 1998 www.csuchico.edu/mjs/center/

Holocaust and Genocide Studies: The Future Is Now by Dr. Steven L. Jacobs http://www.unr.edu/chgps/jacobsframe.html
The following concrete suggestions are therefore offered not in the spirit of condemnation, but, rather, in strengthening not only this relationship between "Holocaust Studies" and "Genocide Studies" but to focus our work in both arenas:
#1: Serious scholarly work on both Holocaust and Genocide cannot only concern itself with the historical evidence of such tragedies but must append to its conclusions significant, practical suggestions which address the realities of the present and the unplanned-for realities of the future.
#2: Inside academia, departments of "Holocaust Studies" or clusters of courses within other department [e.g. History, Judaic Studies, etc.] must be consciously expanded to include courses in genocide.
. #3: We must stop the academic internecine warfare with regard to the question of the uniqueness of the Holocaust in contradistinction to all other practices of genocidal destruction, refocus our thinking, and accept Israel Charny's credo, "I believe that all cases of genocide are similar and different, special and unique, and appropriately subject to comparative analysis."
#4: Journals of both Holocaust Studies and Genocide Studies must devote a portion of their publications to continuing to explore the interrelationship between the two. "
From Center News, Vol. 3, No. 2, (June 1998), the newsletter of the Center for Holocaust, Genocide & Peace Studies, University of Nevada, Reno http://www.unr.edu/chgps/blank.htm

Genocide studies programs around the world: Genocide research and education programs at 32 colleges and universities in 9 countries and 13 U.S. States. Australia: University of New South Wales, Sydney: Canada: Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec; Germany: Universität Bremen ; Ruhr-Universität Bochum; Ireland: National University Galway: Italy: Università di Ferrara; Netherlands: Centrum voor Holocaust en Genocidestudies ; Sweden: Uppsala Universitet; Switzerland: Universität Zürich; United Kingdom: Bournemouth University, Dorset: USA: California: CSU Sacramento ; CSU Chico ; Claremont McKenna College; UC Berkeley; Connecticut: Yale University; Illinois:University of Illinois; District of Columbia: American University, Wash. College of Law; Maryland:University of Maryland, College Park, MD; Massachusetts:Clark University, Worcester, MA ; University of Massachusetts - Amherst ; Michigan: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI  Minnesota: University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN ; St. Cloud University; Missouri: Webster University, St. Louis, MO; New Jersey: Brookdale Comm College, Lincroft, NJ ; Drew University -Madison, NJ: Rider Univ. - Lawrenceville, NJ : Ramapo College- Mahwan, NJWilliam Patterson University - Wayne, NJ; New York: John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY Institute for the Study of Genocide, Nassau Community College, Garden City, NY;Monroe Community College - Rochester, NY ; Nevada: University of Nevada, Reno, NV; Pennsylvania:West Chester University, West Chester, PA

Read the new short story Weight of Whispers by Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor. The story depicts the situation of Boniface Kuseremane, a Sorbonne-educated refugee from Rwanda, stranded in anglophone Kenya with his mother, sister and fiancee in the immediate aftermath of the Rwandan Genocide. Kenyan writer Owuor, 35, won the 2003 Caine Prize for African Writing for the story. The story’s “great strength" say Zanzibari author Abd al-Razzaq Gurnah (Chair of the Caine Prize judges) "is the subtle and suggestive way it dramatises the condition of the refugee and also successfully incorporates so many large issues.” In her story, Owuor writes "In exile we lower our heads so that we do not see in the mirror of another’s eyes, what we suspect: that our precarious existence rests entirely on the whim of another’s tolerance of our presence." Currently Executive Director of the Zanzibar International Film Festival, Owuor comments, "I've always written as my way of untying knots . . . of untying things I don't understand. Drawing from a lot of experience in my own journeys, I keep wondering why it is necessary to humiliate and destroy just because one has the capacity to" [Sept, 22, 2003, Wash. Post ] Weight of Whispers (about 38 pages in length) can be read on the website of the new Kenyan literary journal Kwani www.kwani.org

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