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Rwandan rescuers

In Rwanda in 1994, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Habineza successfully hid a family
for months in a house Joseph built and camouflaged.
Photo by Riccardo Gangale, courtesy Leora Kahn.

Genocide Studies Program (1998-2012)

GSP Seminar Series, 2011-12

Narratives of Genocide:
The Collection and Use of Testimony in Genocide Studies

Unless otherwise noted, events are held on Thursdays from 1:30-3.20 p.m.,
in room B012, 77 Prospect St., New Haven

FALL 2011

October 6



Collecting and Archiving Genocide Testimony: A Panel Discussion
· Taylor Krauss (Founder, Voices of Rwanda),

· Socheata Poeuv (CEO, Khmer Legacies; Yale SOM),

· Joanne Rudof (Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies at Yale).

October 14
Friday 6.15 pm,
rm 202 Luce Hall
34 Hillhouse Ave

Cambodian Genocide Memory Project
Presentations of summer 2011 video-testimony projects conducted in Cambodia
by Jennifer Giang; Naima Sakande; Vina Seelam; Liza Starr; Carol Te; Annie Yi; Hannah Zeavin.

October 27

Laura Iandola (Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Northern Illinois University)
Seen/Unseen: Visual Narratives of the Indonesian Genocide

November 10

Edina Becirevic (Faculty of Criminal Justice, Criminology and Security Studies at the University of Sarajevo; Founder of the Center for Justice and Reconciliation (Sarajevo))
Searching for the Truth: The Reliability of Perpetrators', Witnesses', and Victims' Testimony in Bosnia

November 16
7 PM, Rm 208 Harkness Hall,
100 Wall St.

Screening of Rwanda: Beyond the Deadly Pit followed by discussion with Gilbert Ndahayo, Filmmaker.

November 30
6:10 PM, Rm 127
Law School

Film screening of Nuremberg: Its Lesson for Today, followed by discussion with Sandra Schulberg, Co-creator Producer (co-sponsored with the Schell Center).


February 2


James Dawes (Department of English, Macalester College)
Confessions of a War Criminal

February 9
Rm A001 in ISPS,
77 Prospect St.

Kate Doyle (National Security Archive)
Documenting the Unthinkable: Official Records as Evidence in Guatemala's Genocide

April 12

Sonja Knopp (Genocide Studies Fellow, Yale University)
History without Memory - Creating a `Trauma Narrative' out of Video Testimonies of Holocaust Survivors

April 26

Omer Bartov (Department of History, Brown University)
The Voice of Your Brother's Blood: Testimonies of Coexistence and Genocide from Buczacz, Galicia.

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