“The Genocide of the Christian Populations of the Ottoman Empire and Its Aftermath (1908-1923)”
Thessaloniki 10-12 May 2019
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
The Young Turks’ revolution in 1908, which had origins in Thessaloniki, was the result of three main stresses which the Ottoman Empire faced at the beginning of the 20thcentury. On the one hand, its modernization effort and, on the other, Balkan nationalism and the pressure put on it by the Great Powers. The great loss of lands, the reforms and local self-government by the Armenians, and the outbreak of World War I generated severe pressure on the Young Turks who had taken power in 1913, radicalizing the nationalistic ideology that had already been shaped and consolidated among large parts of the population. Unswerving national and religious homogenization also remained the aim of the subsequent Kemalist movement.
Amidst these rapidly changing social and political conditions, the ethno-religious communities of the Empire found themselves caught in a process of transformation of the multinational Empire into a Turkish nation-state, with the Greek Orthodox, Armenian and Assyrian elements ultimately eliminated.
The present International Conference aims to analyze and discuss the various mass-atrocities (genocides, ethnic-cleansings and massacres) and forced deportations, specifically on the Genocide of the Christian populations of the Ottoman Empire (1908-1923).
The Organizing Committee issues a call to researchers to submit papers relevant to such themes as the following:
* Political and Diplomatic Dimensions
* Historiographical Narratives
* Perceptions, Memory and Denialism
* Gender and Genocide
* Public History
*Oral History and Trauma Experience
* Literature, Art, Film, Music
* Genocide and Education
* The Legacy of Extermination
* Law and Genocide
* Sociological and Anthropological perspectives
* Cultural destruction
* Comparative dimensions
The proposals for the papers with a short cv have to be sent to the email address firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for the submission is 24 February 2019. The Organizing Committee may be contacted email@example.com, unless otherwise specified. The proposals for papers will be examined by the Scientific Committee of the conference. The results of the selection process will be announced shortly after the deadline for the submission of proposals.
The official languages of the conference will be Greek and English (there will be translations from Greek to English and vice versa). All expenses of the participants (transportation, accommodation, board) will be covered by the Organizing Committee.
The summaries are limited to 300-words and can be composed in any of the official conference languages.
The registration data and all information relevant to the conference will be uploaded on the conference webpage when this is made available. For updates pertaining to the accommodation, board, excursions, transportation, etc., please visit the conference webpage regularly.
We are looking forward to seeing the participants in Thessaloniki!
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