International Conference “Children as war victims in modern history: Problems of historical memory”Dear Colleagues,
We kindly invite you to take part in the International Conference “Children as war victims in modern history: Problems of historical memory”, marking 10 years since the terrorist attack in Beslan. It will be held in Vladikavkaz from September 1-3, 2013, under the auspices of the President of the Republic North Ossetia – Alania and the President of the Russian Jewish Congress.Co-organizers of the Conference: K. L. Khetagurov North Ossetian State University, Russian Jewish Congress, Russian Research and Educational Holocaust Center, Russian State University for Humanities.
The goal of the conference is to bring the international scholarly community together to study the history of the attack and methods for preventing terror directed against children, as well as to examine the international experience of preserving historical memory exemplified by Holocaust and to develop methods for preserving memory of the tragedy at Beslan.
The Conference will focus on new research along the following lines:
1. Tragedy at Beslan: research and memorialization.
2. Children as Holocaust victims: experience in memorialization.
3. Children as victims of genocide: problems of historical memory.
4. Operations to liberate hostages: children as a factor.
The conference will be held in Russian and English with simultaneous translation.
The sessions will include presentations (up to 15 min), as well as ensuing discussions and round tables.
All application materials must be submitted in English or Russian and received by the Center no later than June 1, 2013. The application consists of:
• An abstract proposal (no more than 2 pages),
• Short academic biography (15-20 lines).
The application materials should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please state in the subject line “Vladikavkaz, 2013”.
Participants will be selected by the organizing committee and notified by July 15, 2013.
A copy of the lecture either in English or Russian must be received by the Center no later than August 20, 2013.
The organizers will reimburse participants from CIS-countries and Baltic states for their travel (economy-class air / train tickets between Vladikavkaz and their place of residence), accommodation, and meals during the conference.
More details on the application process and the conference are available on the website of the Russian Holocaust Center and the Russian Jewish Congress. Please direct your inquiries to email@example.com or call us at 7-916-9064998 (Professor Ilya Altman).