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Genocide: Knowing the Past, Safeguarding the Future

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by Caroline I. Fournet
ECIA Fellow
28 June - 1 July 2012 at San Francisco State University, San Francisco, USA

3rd GLOBAL CONFERENCE ON GENOCIDE ORGANIZED BY THE
INTERNATIONAL NETWORK OF GENOCIDE SCHOLARS
Panel
DESTROYING CORPSES: MASS VIOLENCE AND BODIES’ TREATMENTS
In spite of the large amount of work produced so far within the field of Genocide Studies – paradoxically even, given the importance of the body as a topic in the social sciences – the question of the body in relation to mass violence remains a largely unexplored theme. Yet the fate of the body and more particularly that of the corpse, constitute a fundamental key to understanding genocidal processes and the impact of mass violence on contemporary societies. This question of the dead body’s fate has therefore taken its place at the center of a research project (CORPSES OF MASS VIOLENCE AND GENOCIDE) conducted by social anthropologist Elisabeth Anstett and historian Jean – Marc Dreyfus, focusing on the legacy of mass violence in the twentieth century and awarded in July 2011 by a Grant of the European Research Council.
Panel chairman: Michael Salter, Law Professor at the University of Central Lancashire;
Speakers: Caroline Fournet, Rosalind Franklin Fellowship at the University of Groningen and ECIA Fellow, Jon Shute, Lecturer in Criminology at the University of Manchester, Elisabeth Anstett social anthropologist and Permanent Research Fellow at the CNRS.