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Genocidal Massacre in Early Modern Europe, Asia, and the Americas

Genocidal Massacre in Early Modern Europe, Asia, and the Americas
170 St. George St. rm 100a
Time: Sep 29th, 9:00 am End: Sep 29th, 1:30 pm
Interest Categories: United States Studies, South Asian, Sociology (FAS), Religion, Study of (FAS), Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations (FAS), Law, Faculty of , Latin American, Jewish Studies, Indigenous, History (FAS), History & Philosophy of Science & Technology (FAS), Historical Studies (UTM), Diaspora/Transnational, Caribbean, Anthropology (UTM), Anthropology (FAS), African, 1800-1900, 1500-1800, 1200-1500
Workshop exploring genocide in a cross-cultural and multidisciplinary format

The Centre for Diaspora and Transnational Studies, the Centre for South Asian Studies, the Toronto Renaissance and Reformation Colloquium, and the Department of History are pleased to present:


This day long interdisciplinary workshop on the subject of “Genocidal Massacre in Early Modern Europe, Asia, and the Americas” is being held in connection with a planned new volume of essays under that name and edited by Bindu Malieckal and Pablo Garcia Loeza.  Three of the volume’s ten authors (Pablo García Loeza, Bindu Malieckal & Amrita Sen)  will be coming to Toronto in order to present their findings in a workshop setting.  Three members of the University of Toronto History Department (Heidi Bohaker, Melanie Newton, and Nhung Tran) will also make presentations on related themes in their own research.

This will be an interdisciplinary and cross cultural discussion of genocide which deliberately moves the discussion out of the twentieth century and European/Western contexts that shape so much of current research.  Experts will discuss incidents of genocide in early modern Latin America, Goa, Vietnam, the Caribbean, Bengal, and the Great Lakes area of North America; some, thought not all, involved European soldiers and settlers. This will be followed by an open panel discussion on historical and theoretical issues -- how do we speak to, and about, genocide?

Presenters:  Heidi Bohaker, Pablo García Loaeza, Bindu Malieckal, Melanie Newton, Amrita Sen, Nhung Tran
Panel Discussants:  Doris Bergen, Ato Quayson
Workshop Sponsored by:

This event is free and open to the public.  For further information, please contact the Centre for Diaspora and Transnational Studies.

Saturday 29 September 2012
9:00 – 1:30
Room 100A
Jackman Humanities Building
170 St. George Street

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