Rwanda Remembered: Seminar Series (January-May 2014)

April 2014 marks the twentieth anniversary of the Rwandan genocide when, in just one hundred days, around 800,000 people were murdered.

To commemorate the anniversary, the Stanley Burton Centre for Holocaust and Genocide Studies and the School of Modern Languages at the University of Leicester are organising an interdisciplinary outreach seminar series to explore the lessons and legacies of Rwanda.

The seminars are free of charge and open to the public.  Click here for press release.

For further information on the series, please contact Dr. Caroline Sharples cs383@leicester.ac.uk or Dr. Fransiska Louwagie fl47@leicester.ac.uk

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For further information on the genocide and Rwanda's official programme of commemoration - and how you can get involved in the fight against genocide - please visit Kwibuka20.


'The Rwandan Genocide: A Tragedy Foretold That Nobody Believed'

Colette Braeckman (Belgian journalist, author and expert on Central Africa)

Date and time: Wednesday, 29 January 2014, 18.00

Location: Ken Edwards Building,

Lecture Theatre 2 (KE LT2).

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This opening lecture is kindly supported by Wallonia-Brussels International – Embassy of Belgium in London.

Photographs from the opening lecture

 

'Anti-social Capital:  An Investigation into Who Killed and Who Did Not in Rwanda's Genocide'

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Dr. Omar McDoom (London School of Economics & Political Science)

Date and time: Tuesday, 11 February 2014, 19.00

Location: Ken Edwards Building,

Lecture Theatre 3 (KE LT3).

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'Photographing Rwanda: Agency and Identity in Images of Genocide and its Aftermath'

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Date and time: Wednesday 5 March 2014, 18.00

Location: Ken Edwards Building,

Lecture Theatre 1 (KE LT1)

 

 

You can also listen to Dr. Norridge talking to survivors, politicians, filmmakers and writers about the memory of the genocide on the recent BBC Radio 3 broadcast, 'Living with Memory in Rwanda'.

 

'Rwanda's Mass Justice after Genocide'

Dr. Lars Waldorf (University of York)

Date and time: Wednesday 19 March 2014, 18.00

Location: Ken Edwards Building, Lecture Theatre 2  (KE LT2)

 

 

 

'"They Don’t Say What They Mean or Mean What They Say": Witness Testimony and "Culture" at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda'

Dr. Nigel Eltringham (University of Sussex)

Date and time: Wednesday 7 May 2014, 18.00

Location: Ken Edwards Building, Lecture Theatre 2 (KE LT2)

NEXT EVENT:

'Can Living through Genocide Lead to Positive Change?: Rwandan Women’s Stories of Strength, Recovery and Post-traumatic Growth'

Caroline Williamson (University of Nottingham)

Date and time: Wednesday 28 May 2014, 18.00

Location: Ken Edwards Building, Lecture Theatre 2 (KE LT2)

Followed by:

Spring Forward

An original performance by CCM Theatre Fransiska Louwagie (School of Modern Languages and Stanley Burton Centre) will be leading an interdisciplinary project entitled ‘Across the Seasons - Memory Matters Today’, funded by the Toni Schiff Memorial Fund. This is a joint project with Caroline Sharples from the School of Humanities and Social Science at the University of Central Lancashire, in conjunction with drama company CCM Theatre. 


Through drama and educational workshops in secondary schools, the project aims to see how Holocaust and genocide education can incorporate a focus on memory politics and practices in order to provide students with a better understanding of the role and uses of memory, enabling them to participate in memory processes in a more conscious manner and to take increased ownership of their understanding of the past. It promotes the critical and active engagement of young people in the field of memory, exploring new avenues for Holocaust education and translating academic research perspectives to the classroom.  


CCM Theatre previously collaborated to the 'Rwanda Remembered' seminar series, for which they produced the play 'Spring Forward'.

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