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Dr. Uğur Ümit Üngör's Lecture "Shabbiha: Assad’s Paramilitaries and Mass Violence in Syria"

Language: English

This lecture offers an examination of pro-state paramilitary violence in the Syrian conflict.

Narratives of ‘Home’: Violence, Spatial Belonging, and Everyday Life for Armenian Genocide Survivors

In this talk, Ayşenur Korkmaz explores how the survivors and their descendants reflect on their ‘place of origin’ and ex-social networks in the former Ottoman Empire. What did or does ‘home’ and ‘homeland’ mean to them when it no longer exists in the way that they imagine(d)?

Survivor Activism in the Aftermath of Historical Genocides and Contemporary Mass Shootings

In this lecture, 2019 Beth and Arthur Lev Student Research Fellow Anna Lee discusses the commonalities she discovered in narratives that span decades and continents, as survivors talk about the trauma inflicted on them and the intrusion and violation of safe, protected spaces. She examines the diverse forms of activism described by these survivors and the ways they have employed activism to come to terms with and heal from their traumatic experiences.

Dr. Uğur Ümit Üngör's Lecture "Shabbiha: Assad’s Paramilitaries and Mass Violence in Syria"

This lecture offers an examination of pro-state paramilitary violence in the Syrian conflict.

Missing Links: Social Bonds and Barriers amongst Italian Jewish Deportees

In this lecture, Bieke Van Camp presents some of the findings of her ongoing doctoral research on social interaction and group survival strategies in the Nazi concentration and extermination camps.

"Did Gender Matter during the Holocaust?" A Lecture from Dr. Marion Kaplan

In this lecture, Professor Kaplan traces the origins of Holocaust research on gender issues, which began in the 1980s, and offers further areas of exploration for scholarship.

Afterlives: Memories of the Displaced Persons Camps in Italy

Utilizing memoirs and interviews completed in the last thirty years, Danielle Willard-Kyle's lecture examines the afterlives of the Italian Jewish DP camps, both as physical places still today and as spaces in personal memory.

Danielle Willard-Kyle is a PhD candidate in the History Department at Rutgers University where she holds the Steven Spielberg Endowment for Jewish Studies and the Memory of the Shoah Special Doctoral Fellowship.

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Gabór Tóth's lecture on "In Search of the Drowned in the Words of the Saved: Testimonial Fragments of the Holocaust"

In this lecture, Gabór Tóth discusses the ways text and data mining technology has helped to recover fragments of the lost experiences of murdered Holocaust victims out of oral history interviews with survivors.

Richard Hovannisian's lecture on "Preserving History: Armenian Voices from the Classroom to the Archive"

In this lecture, Hovannisian discusses the origins and development of his course at UCLA on Armenian oral history, as well as the uses and potential misuses of oral testimony. His former students Lorna Touryan Miller, Tamar Mashigian and Salpi Ghazarian share their own impressions and experiences in adding to the collection. 

Taner Akçam's Lecture on Talat Pasha's Killing Orders and Denial of the Armenian Genocide

In this lecture, Professor Akçam (Clark University) explores how his latest research proves the authenticity of the existing documents with killing orders.

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