Genocides: Forms, Causes and Consequences:
The Herero-War (1904-08) in historical perspective

Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, 13-15.1.2005

Preliminary Program
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Convenors: Juergen Zimmerer/Jan-Bart Gewald/Andreas Eckert

In cooperation with
the Institute für Voelkerkunde, University of Cologne (Michael Bollig),
the Rautenstrauch-Joest Museum für Voelkerkunde, Cologne (Klaus Schneider) and
the Department of History, University of Duisburg/Essen (Christoph Marx)

With the financial support of the Fritz Thyssen Stiftung

Thursday, 13.1.2005

16.00-19.00 Völkermord im Museum: Führung durch die Ausstellung: Namibia-Deutschland,
Eine geteilte Geschichte (Deutsches Historisches Museum).

20.00-22.00 Öffentlicher Abendvortrag (Ort wird noch bekanntgegeben/ place to announced)
Begrüßung: Andreas Eckert (Hamburg)
Norman M. Naimark (Stanford): Genozide in der Geschichte (in Deutsch):

Friday, 14.1.2005

9.00-9.30 Welcome and Opening Statement

Jürgen Zimmerer (Essen): Genocide as paradigm: The biopolitical crime and modernity

9.30- 11.00 Panel 1: Problems of Comparison

Chair: Andreas Eckert (Hamburg)
Henry Huttenbach (New York): Understanding Genocide: Beyond comparative case studies
A. Dirk Moses (Sydney): Historiography of Comparison: A. Dirk Moses (Sydney)
Discussant: Hartmut Kaelble (Berlin)

11.00-11.30 Coffee Break

11.30-13.00 Panel 2: The Namibian War in the History of Genocide?

Chair: Jeremy Silvester (Windhoek)
Jan-Bart Gewald (Leiden): Colonialism and Genocide
Eric D. Weitz (Minneapolis): Genocide and Holocaust: Singularities and Continuities
Discussant: Dominik J. Schaller (Zürich)

14.30-16.00 Panel 3: Roots of Genocide

Chair: N.N.
Frank Chalk (Montreal): History of Genocide
Dan Stone (London): Racial Homogeneity as a Concept
Discussant: Emmanuel C. Eze (Chicago)

16.00-16.30 Coffee Break

16.30-19.30 European Network of Genocide Scholars (ENoGS)

Foundation meeting

Saturday, 15.1.2005

9.00-10.30 Panel 4: Why do people become killers

Chair: Stig Foerster (Bern)
Norbert Finzsch (Cologne): Creating Victims: The Establishment of Racial Thinking
Mark Levene (Southampton): Creating Killers
Discussant: Christoph Marx (Essen)

10.30-11.00 Coffee Break

11.00-12.30 Panel 5: Genocide and the State

Chair: Beatrice Heuser (Potsdam)
Michael Geyer (Chicago): War and Genocide: The European theater in World War II
Donald Bloxham (Edinburgh): Bureaucracy and Genocide
Discussant: Jörg Baberowski (Berlin)

14.00-15.30 Panel 6: Genocide, Memory and Identity

Chair: Gerhard Hirschfeld (Stuttgart)
Henning Melber (Uppsala): Use and Abuse of the Memory and History of Genocide
Micha Brumlik (Frankfurt): Genocides and the Politics of Identity
Discussant: Sarah K. Danielsson (New York)

15.30-16.00 Coffee Break

16.00-18.00 Panel-Discussion: The Future of Genocide Studies

Chair: Juergen Zimmerer (Essen)
Wendy Lower (Baltimore);
Christian Gerlach (Pittsburgh);
Jaques Semelin (Paris),
Sam Totten (Fayetteville);
Eric Markusen (Copenhagen).

There will be the opportunity for graduate students who are about to finish their thesis or have done so recently to present posters on their research. Please send a short outline and a c.v. to the address stated below.

Registration fee: Euro 30 (students Euro 15): On site registration: Euro 40.

The conference ( January 14 and 15) will be held at the "Haus der Kulturen der Welt"

Haus der Kulturen der Welt
John-Foster-Dulles-Allee 10
10557 Berlin

To register, please contact:
Rohland Schuknecht
Universität Hamburg
Historisches Seminar
Von-Melle-Park 6, IX
D-20146 Hamburg
Phone: +49 (0)40 428382583.

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