The Digitization of Genocide Memory: Consequences and Contestation
|Date||Wed, Sep 28, 11:00am - 12:00pm|
Join the Kupferberg Holocaust Center as Dr. David J. Simon, Director of the Genocide Studies Program at Yale University, discusses the memorialization of mass atrocities and genocide across a vast array of digital technologies, including both academic settings and unexpected virtual spaces like Minecraft, YouTube, and TikTok. What are the opportunities for remembrance that are made possible in these spaces? What are the potential hazards of memorializing mass atrocities and genocide in these diverse spaces? And what are the potential hazards of memorializing mass atrocities and genocide in them?
This event is part of the 2022-23 Harriet & Kenneth Kupferberg Holocaust Center (KHC) and National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Colloquium, “Trauma, Remembrance, and Compassion.” The event is organized by the KHC at Queensborough Community College and is co-sponsored by the Sam & Frances Fried Holocaust and Genocide Academy at the University of Nebraska at Omaha; the Nancy & David Wolf Holocaust and Humanity Center; the Ray Wolpow Institute at Western Washington University; the Gross Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Ramapo College; the Wagner College Holocaust Center; and the Center for the Study of Genocide and Human Rights at Rutgers University
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