NIAS workshop: “Terrorscapes: Transnational Memory of Totalitarian Rule, Terror and Mass Violence in Europe”

On 23 January 2013 the workshop “Terrorscapes: Transnational Memory of Totalitarian Rule, Terror and Mass Violence in Europe” will take place at NIASThis workshop is organised by the NIAS Theme Group Terrorscapes, which is coordinated by Rob van der Laarse and Georgi Verbeeck.


09:00 – 09:30
Coffee/tea and informal welcome

09:30 – 9:45
Georgi Verbeeck and Rob van der Laarse:
Introduction to Terrorscapes

Session One: Conceptual Explorations
Chair: Francesco Mazzucchelli

Carlos Reijnen and Georgi Verbeeck:
Narratives of Totalitarianism in Western and Eastern Europe: Historiography and Public Discourses

10:15 – 10:45
Karen E. Till and Anna-Kaisa Kuusisto-Arponen:
Revisiting the ‘Spatial Turn’ in Memory Studies: A Geographical Perspective on Transnational Memory

10:45 – 11:15  Coffee / tea

Session Two: Archaeologies of Heritage and Material Culture
Chair: Robert Jan van Pelt

11:15 – 11:45
Marek Jasinski:
Memory Engineering and Painful Heritage: Cultural Landscapes of the Second World War in Norway

11:45– 12:15
Francesco Mazzucchelli and Caroline Sturdy-Colls:
Examining the Imprints of Atrocity: Archaeological and Semiotic Approaches to Material Traces of Conflict

12:15 – 12:45
Gilly Carr:
WWII landscapes of the German Occupation of the Channel Islands

12:45 – 13:45  Lunch

Aafke Hulk, Director of NIAS
Greetings and Introduction to NIAS

Session 3: The Holocaust in Media and Public Discourses of Memory
Chair: Karen E. Till

14:00 – 14:30
Rob van der Laarse:
Mediatized Trauma: How Terrorscapes are Remembered in Post 1989 Europe

14:30 – 15:00
Geneviève Zubrzycki :
‘With One Color we Cannot See’:  Reinventing Poland through Jewishness

15:00 – 15:30  Coffee / tea

Session 4: Routes and Journeys
Chair: Carlos Reijnen

15:30 – 15:45
Georgi Verbeeck and Rob van der Laarse:
Terrorscapes Outcomes

15:45 – 16:45
Robert Jan van Pelt, Hans Citroen and Gerry Kearns:
If Wood were an Element? Considerations on Primo Levi’s Barrack in Monowitz 

16:45 – 17:15
Thomas Vroege and Evgenia Sveshinsky:
The Terrorscapes Documentary Project: Part 1

17:15 – 17:45
Francesco Mazzucchelli et. al.:
The Terrorscapes Website Project

17:45 – 18:00
Short pause to get beverages

18:00 – 18:30
Session 5: Discussion and roundtable
Chairs:  Georgi Verbeeck and Rob van der Laarse

18:30 – 19:00  Drinks

previous workshop by this theme group has been held on 11 December.

About NIAS Workshops

To stimulate innovative (Dutch) excellent research within the Humanities and the Social Sciences, NIAS facilitates and finances small-scale, international research workshops, initiated by NIAS Fellows, Researchers at KNAW Institutes or Researchers at Dutch Universities. Workshops take place at the NIAS Conference Building and are for invited participants only. More information on organising a workshop at NIAS can be found here.


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