Rwanda Revisited: International Aftermath Conference 2014 – By Invitation Only

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Date(s) - 22/08/2014 - 24/08/2014
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The Australian Centre for Jewish Civilisation (ACJC) at Monash University is hosting an international academic conference marking the twentieth anniversary of the Rwandan genocide. This is a closed conference open only to invited participants.

The event will take place from August 22-24, 2014, and will bring together established and emerging scholars who are examining the genocide from diverse disciplinary perspectives, including though not limited to history, literature, film and media studies, anthropology, and political science. 

While the symposium itself is closed to those academics who will be participating and ultimately publishing work related to the gathering, there are two free public events bookending the symposium, and covering many of the themes to be discussed at the closed academic conference.

Thursday 21 August – Rwanda Revisited Opening Keynote Address Public Lecture
6-7pm at State Library of Victoria

Sunday 24 August – Rwanda Revisited – Public Symposium
7.30-9pm – Monash Caulfield


This Aftermath Conference is supported through the generosity of L&R Uechtritz Foundation and the Sunraysia Foundation in memory of Dr Jan Randa. 


Themes, questions, and topics for papers may include (but are not limited to) the following, which will be represented by recent or in-process scholarship:




  • The history of the genocide, including the events associated with its development and implementation. 
  • Perpetrator ideology and motivation.
  • Post-genocide issues including those associated with refugees, genocide prosecution, and other forms of migration and justice.
  • The politics of genocide remembrance and commemoration in Rwanda
  • Anthropological and theoretical explorations of the genocide.
  • Journalistic and artistic representation of the genocide both during and after the events.
  • The Rwandan genocide and the limits and challenges of comparative approaches to researching that genocide.
  • Archives and testimonies of the Rwandan Genocide.

This conference is designed to bring a leading group of scholars together in intensive discussion of scholarly developments concerning the Rwandan genocide.



Mark Baker (Monash University)
Ananda Breed (University of East London)
Mick Broderick (Murdoch University)
Jennie Burnet (University of Louisville)
Daniella Doron (Monash University)
Suzanne Hampel (Monash University)
Bert Ingelaere (University of Antwerp)
Charles Mironko (Royal Bafokeng Institute)
Erin Mosely (Harvard University)
Zoe Norridge (King’s College London)
Olivier Nyirubugara (Erasmus University Rotterdam)
Noah Shenker (Monash University)
David Simon (Yale University)
Scott Straus (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
Noel Tagiramungu (Tufts University)
Delia Wendel (Harvard University)