Call for Papers - Memory at the Intersection of Mass Violence and Socioeconomic Inequality
WORKSHOP: Memory at the Intersection of Mass Violence and Socioeconomic
Saint Paul University, Ottawa
School of Conflict Studies
April 13-14, 2018
CALL FOR PAPERS
*Workshop Convener: *Dr. Anna Sheftel, Saint Paul University
*Confirmed keynote speakers:* Dr. Sean Field, University of Cape Town, Dr.
Heather Howard, Michigan State University
- Oral histories of communities having experienced both physical and structural violence;
- The interaction between trauma and precarity;
- Social class and memory of violence;
- Political ideology and affiliation as they relate to experiences of atrocity and poverty;
- Methodological and ethical questions around working with people and communities experiencing inequality;
- Narratives and narrativizing different forms of violence and exclusion;
- Resisting hegemonic memory and explanations of atrocity and inequality;
- Refugee narratives and the connections between violence experienced in home countries and exclusion in host countries;
- Indigenous experiences of mass violence and socioeconomic inequality.
We invite submissions from scholars, graduate students, artists, activists, community organizers, curators, and others who are engaging with these issues in various contexts. This workshop will be interdisciplinary, and we welcome participation from a variety of fields: history, anthropology, sociology, political science, literature, social work, public health, visual and performance arts, etc. Individuals in all stages in their careers are encouraged to apply.
Participants should feel free to include photographs, artwork, annotated transcripts, audio and/or video clips, field notes and any other additional research materials in their presentations. *Memory at the Intersection of Mass Violence and Socioeconomic Inequality* will be an intimate two-day workshop that will include a maximum of 18 papers.
Participants will be asked to pre-circulate their papers in order to facilitate robust and productive discussions. The workshop will aim to publish a selection of papers in an anthology.
If you wish to participate, please submit *a maximum 150 word abstract* and a *maximum 100 word biographical statement* by Friday September 8, 2017, to Dr. Anna Sheftel, email@example.com.
Pending funding, we hope to be able to offer some travel and accommodation subsidies to participants, however this will only be confirmed in February 2018.