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Recognition Versus Denial of Genocide: Art Films, Documentaries, and Graphic Novels

13 jun 2019 18:00 - 20:00
Institut d'études avancées de Paris
17 quai d'Anjou
Hôtel de Lauzun
75004 Paris

Round table organized by Joachim J. Savelsberg and Hakan Seckinelgin, 2018-2019 Paris IAS fellow


How can films and graphic novels fight denial of genocide and secure recognition? How can they inform scholarship on issues of mass violence? Can they, in reverse, benefit from the work of historians, social scientists and other researchers? The round table addresses these questions in a time in which human rights agendas expand, but in which, simultaneously and paradoxically, denial persists. This is also a time when movements strengthen that subscribe to the same ideas and symbols that once gave rise to genocidal regimes.

Three panelists, two filmmakers and one scholar, will show and discuss segments of films, images of graphic novels, and related representations in the spirit of the above questions. Panelists are renowned filmmakers Serge Avedikian and Bernard George and Claire Mouradian, historian at the EHESS and curator of historic exhibits on the Armenian genocide.

Joachim Savelsberg and Hakan Seckinelgin, both currently fellows at the Institute for Advanced Study of Paris and organizers of the event, will facilitate the session.


18:00   Brief introduction by organizers/facilitators

18:10   "La Ligne de Vie", a film by Serge Avedikian

18:25   Reflections by Serge Avedikian

18:40   Segment of "Le procès Tehlirian, la vengeance des arméniens", a film by Bernard George

18:55   Reflections by Bernard George

19:10   Commentary by Claire Mouradian on graphic novels and related representations on the Armenian genocide

19:30   Questions by facilitators and audience and responses by panelists

19:55   Concluding comments by facilitators

20:00   End of symposium


Date dépassée
Acknowledgment, denial and collective memories of mass atrocities: comparative perspectives
01 February 2019 - 30 June 2019
Memories that Forget: The Conceptual Grammar of Forgetting the Armenian Genocide in Turkey and Its Implications for Social Relations
01 February 2019 - 30 June 2019
13 Jun 2019 20:00
Hakan Seckinelgin,Joachim J. Savelsberg
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