2014/11/17 International Conference Panel: "Place and Media in Remembering Genocide"

Specific places in genocide histories occupy different psychological spaces for survivors, witnesses, and visitors. When a place is preserved, or restored for the purpose of memorialization it is inherently transformed. This panel explores various aspects of this transformation: preparation, planning, execution, and consequences. The themes of memory, identity, and narrative are investigated in the creation of exhibitions and museum spaces that are also touristic landmarks.

Chair: Marianne Hirsch, Ph.D.

Edyta Gawron, Ph.D.

András Lénart, Ph.D.

2014/11/17 International Conference Panel: "Social Engagements with Holocaust Remembrance in New Media"

As time continues to separate listeners from the recounting of events what is the role of new technology in ensuring the voices of first hand witnesses are heard? The focus of this panel is on how new media technology prompts a rethinking of approaches to remembrance. How can new media re-contextualize or enhance the experience of the listener? What new tools are available to academics? What new or unheard voices will become available?

Chair: Johanna Blakley, Ph.D. 

Rachel Baum, Ph.D. 

Aya Yadlin-Segal

Paris Papamichos Chronakis, Ph.D.

2014/11/17 International Conference Panel: "The Dynamics of Oral History of War and Genocide: The Case of Indonesia"

Once events are recorded in media it becomes a challenge to control or anticipate how that media will be used. Some voices become dominant while others fade out of memory. How is a contextualized narrative produced or reconciled? How do academics make sense of media that was created with differing methodologies or research practices? The research of this panel focuses on cases that elucidate these challenges. 

Chair: Geoffrey Robinson, Ph.D.

Stef Scagliola, Ph.D.

Amy Rothschild, J.D.

Viola Lasmana

2014/11/17 International Conference Panel: "Oral History and Mediation"

The research of these panelists sheds light on various challenges in mediating oral histories. Is it possible to mediate oral histories in an archive and respect the authenticity and nuance of individual narratives that fall into a larger narrative, for instance in an archive? Questions of translation, distortion, and interview methodology are explored to varying degrees by the work of these presenters. Is it possible to convey specific emotions across cultures, language, and identity?

Chair: Karen Jungblut

Peg LeVine, Ph.D., Ed.D.

Mark Zaurov, Ph.D.

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