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>CALL FOR PAPER: A SPECIAL ISSUE OF THE JOURNAL OF GENOCIDE RESEARCH "RAPHAEL
>LEMKIN: 'ON GENOCIDES'. THE 'FATHER OF THE GENOCIDE CONVENTION' AS A
>HISTORIAN"
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>Dominik J. Schaller (University of Z¸rich) and J¸rgen Zimmerer (Universidade
>de Coimbra) will edit a special issue of the Journal of Genocide Research,
>to be published in autumn 2005.
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>"New conceptions require new terms. By 'genocide' we mean the destruction of
>a nation or of an ethnic group." Rarely in history have paradigmatic changes
>in scholarship been brought about with such few words. Putting the
>quintessential crime of modernity in only one sentence, Raphael Lemkin, the
>Polish Jewish specialist in international law, not only summarized the
>horrors of the National Socialist crimes, which were still under way, when
>he wrote them, but also influenced international law. As the founding figure
>of the UN-Genocide- Convention Lemkin is widely-known and held in highest
>regard. Less known is his contribution to the historical scholarship on
>genocide. It is this part of his influence that the planned volume will
>address.
>In the emerging debate on colonialism and genocide, Lemkin is now often
>referred to as theorist of a genocide concept that ignores the European
>settlement of the various "New Worlds". Consequently, various authors try to
>infer his potential opinion on colonialism. In so doing, they ignore the
>fact that Lemkin himself wrote extensively on the subject in a series of  -
>albeit unpublished ń articles. The special volume of JGR, which we are about
>to publish will analyze this almost forgotten work. It will reveal Lemkin as
>a scholar of even greater scope than preciously envisioned.
>In several chapters, Lemkin's work on mass violence in the classical period,
>medieval times, African, American and Australian colonialism will be
>analyzed and presented. Comparing them to his better known works on the
>Armenians and the National Socialist mass crimes will foster a better
>understanding of his concept of genocide and be an important contribution to
>the history of genocide historiography.
>Papers might focus on:
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>* Mass Murder in Antiquity
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>* Mass Murder in the Middle Ages
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>* Genocide in the New World (America and Australia)
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>* Genocide in the 20th Century (Africa)
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>* Armenian Genocide
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>* Holocaust
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>Proposals (max 3 pages) for papers addressing these and related questions
>should be submitted together with a short curriculum vitae by March 1, 2004
>to one of the guest editors:
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>Dominik J. Schaller
>David Hess-Weg 10
>8038 Z¸rich
>Switzerland
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>Dr. J¸rgen Zimmerer
>Rua Alves Torgo, 25,1ƒ esq.
>P-5000-679
>Portugal
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>The articles, which should be a maximum of 6500 words including
>documentation, will be due at December 1, 2004.
>Please share this information with interested colleagues!
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>Dr. Juergen Zimmerer
>(CEIS 20, Univ. Coimbra)
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>Rua Alves Torgo 25, 1ƒ esq.
>P-5000-679 Vila Real
>Portugal
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>Tel.:00351-259325809
>Handy: 00351-968827509


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