Monday, 28 March 2016

Programme Schedule

Venues: T1 First Floor Conference Hall and Room 25, Ground Floor

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 

07:00 am - 08:30 am: Breakfast at Hotel Park Blu

9:00am – 9:15 am: Conference Inaugural Session
Welcome remarks: Prof. C.Raj Kumar, Vice-Chancellor, O.P. Jindal Global University
Inaugural remarks: Prof. Sreeram Chaulia, Dean, Jindal School of International Affairs (JSIA)

09:15am – 10:45 am: 

Session I - Mass Atrocities

Chair: Dr. Samrat Sinha, Associate Professor and Assistant Director, Centre for Study of Political Violence, JSIA
·         Sonderkommando Photo 4 and the Portrayal of the Invisible - Prof David Patterson, Hillel Feinberg Chair in Holocaust Studies, Ackerman Center for Holocaust Studies, University of Texas at Dallas
·         Ethnic War in Disguise: Chinese, Malay and Indians during the Japanese occupation and the “Malayan Emergency” (1941-1960) – Dr. Ran Shauli, Bar Ilan University and the Truman Institute, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
·         The Second Liberation: Moral Survival after Atrocity – Prof. Dennis B. Klein, Director, Master of Arts in Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Kean University (via Skype)

Parallel Session I: India 

Chair: Dr. Navras Jaat Aafreedi, Assistant Professor, School of Humanities & Social Sciences, Gautam Buddha University and Honorary Executive Director, Youth Outreach Programme, Society for Social Regeneration & Equity (SSRE)
·         Genocide and Displacement of Kashmiri Pandits: Claims and Counter-Claims – Dr. Seema Shekhawat, Independent Scholar and Dr. D.A. Mahapatra, University of Massachusetts (via Skype)
·         Crossing Imagined Lines: Inter-Religious Violence in Jammu in 1947 – Dr. Cristopher Snedden and Diane Barbeler, Independent Scholars (via Skype)

10:45- 11:15 am: Coffee/High Tea

11:15 am – 12:45 pm: 

Session II: Reconcilation

Chair: Dr. Khinvraj Jangid, Assistant Professor, Jindal Global Law School and Faculty Coordinator, Jindal Centre for Israel Studies, JSIA
Appraising positive aspects of shared history through contact- A preliminary model of reconciliation among Hindus and Muslims of the Kashmir Valley – Dr Sramana Majumdar, Senior Research Associate, JIBS, O P Jindal Global University
Role of Indian Judiciary in Providing Criminal Justice After Mass Violence – Adv. Raghunatha Sethupathy, Supreme Court of India and Rashi Singh, Campus Law Centre, Delhi University

Parallel Session II: Memory and Responses

Chair: Dr. Raghav Sharma, Assistant Professor, Jindal School of International Affairs
·         Responses to the Destruction of Aboriginal Australia – Dr Peter Honeyman & Dr Elihu Richter, Jerusalem Center for Genocide Prevention, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
·         Turning the Dark Page: Political Responsibility towards the communist past in Bulgaria on its way to European Union accession – Niké Wentholt, Ph.D. candidate, University of Groningen
·         Memory Activism and the Uses of Community Narratives on Facebook in Cyprus – Dr. Zehra Aziz-Beyli, Near East University, Cyprus

12:45 – 01:45 pm: Lunch

 01:45 – 03:15 pm:
Session III: India 

Chair: Professor Sreeram Chaulia, Dean, Jindal School of International Affairs (JSIA)
·         Remembering Riots: Media During and After Gujarat – Dr. Subarno Chattarji, Associate Professor, Department of English, University of Delhi
·         Denying History: Is there a Muslim Irving Moment? – Dr Ambreen Agha, South Asia Terrorism Portal, New Delhi
·         Holocaust Denial and Minimization in Indian Urdu Press – Md Muddassir Quamar, Centre for West Asian Studies, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi

Parallel Session III: Reconciliation and Refuge

Chair: Dr Adam Knowles, Assistant Teaching Professor of Philosophy, Drexel University
The Hungarian-Serbian Reconciliation Project – Dr. Arpad Hornjak, Senior Fellow, Institute of History, Hungarian Academy of Sciences and Associate Professor, Department of Contemporary History, University of Pécs.
The Ambivalence of Forgiveness: Dirk Coetzee, Eugene de Kock and South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission – Professor Derek Catsam, Professor of History and the Kathlyn Cosper Dunagan Fellow in the Humanities, University of Texas of the Permian Basin 
Escaping the Bloodlands: Polish Exiled Children in India in 1942 – Dr Anuradha Bhatacharjee, Independent Scholar

03:15 - 03:45pm: Coffee/Tea Break

03:45 pm – 04:45 pm: Keynote Speech: The Present in the Past: The Politics of Holocaust Memory in Global Context – Dr. Adam Sutcliffe, Head, Department of History, King’s College, University of London

06:30 pm – Dinner at the University Faculty Club

Thursday, May 19, 2016

07:00 - 09:00 am: Breakfast at Hotel Park Blu

9:30 – 11:30 am: 

Session IV: Conflicting Narratives and Displacement

Chair: Dr. Adam Sutcliffe, Head, Department of History, King’s College, University of London
Conflicting Narratives of Russian Response to the Armenian Genocide: Did Russia want “Armenia without Armenians?” – Asya Darbinyan, Ph.D. candidate, Strassler Centre for Holocaust & Genocide Studies, Clark University
Denial of the Past as a Threat to the Future: 100 years after the Armenian Genocide - Mari Hovhannisyan, Lazaryan Scietific and Educational Institute, Yerevan, Armenia (via Skype)
Are Three Million Martyrs a Myth in Bangladesh? – Dr. MD. Nurul Momen, Associate Professor, Department of Public Administration, Rajshahi University
Obtaining Independence: Uprooting People – Dr. Ravi P. Bhatia, Peace Researcher, University of Delhi

11:30 am – 12:00 pm: High Tea/Coffee

12:00 pm– 02:00 pm: 

Session V: Holocaust Education

Chair: Dr. Rohee Dasgupta, Associate Professor, Jindal Centre for Israel Studies, JSIA
From Holocaust Education to Peace Education: A Multi-modal Analysis on Israeli Schoolbooks – Dr. Nurit Peled-Elhanan, Lecturer in Language Education, Hebrew University of Jerusalem and David Yellen, Academic College, Jerusalem
Teaching the Holocaust in Israel – Dr. Dan Porat, School of Education, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Manufacturing Memories: A Survey of India’s Schooling on the Holocaust – Anubhav Roy, Research Analyst, Hardeep S Puri Associates, New Delhi
A Case-study of Holocaust Education in Japan: Limited Jewish Presence and Non-Christian Environment – Professor Yakov Zinberg, Kokushikan University (via Skype)
Parallel Session V: Literary Responses

Chair: Dr. Ran Shauli, Bar Ilan University and the Truman Institute, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
The Limits of Denazification: The Holocaust in Martin Heidegger’s Black Notebooks – Dr. Adam Knowles, Assistant Teaching Professor of Philosophy, Drexel University
Widening the Canon of Partition Narratives: The Case of Hasan Ajijul Haque’s Agunpakhi – Dr. Dhrubajyoti Sarkar, Assistant Professor, University of Kalyani
Holocaust, Memory and Comics: Reading Art Spiegelman’s Maus – Dr. Sathyaraj Venkatesan, Assistant Professor of English, National Institute of Technology at Trichy, Tamil Nadu 
Morichjhapi - A Silenced Episode in the National Discourse in Amitav Ghosh's The Hungry Tide - Dr Bipasha Som, Department of English & Modern European Languages, School of Humanities & Social Sciences, Gautam Buddha University

02:00 – 03:00 pm: Lunch

03:00 – 05:00 pm: Round-table on Genocide Education

Professor Suzanne Rutland, Emerita, Department of Hebrew, Biblical and Jewish Studies, University of Sydney
Tali Nates, Director, Johannesberg Holocaust and Genocide Centre
Prof. Samik Bandyopadhyay, Tagore National Fellow, School of Art and Aesthetics, Jawaharlal Nehru University
Karel Fracapane, Senior Project Officer, Focal Point for Holocaust Education, Section of Education for Sustainable Development and Global Citizenship & Division for Inclusion, Peace and Sustainable Development, UNESCO
Dr Krista Hegburg, Program Officer, University Programs Division of the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advance Holocaust Studies, US Holocaust Memorial Museum

06:30 pm – Dinner at the University Faculty Club

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