Current debates and challenges on genocide education through heritage: a triangular view  

IAGS Conference Panel
  • EUROM promotes the panel Current debates and challenges on genocide education through heritage: a triangular view within the Annual Conferene of the International Association of Genocide Scholars, which will take place online from July 19 to 23, 2021;
  • The debate will count with contributions by Elma Hasimbegovic (Bosnia Herzegovina Historical Museum), Hubert Strouk (Mémorial de la Shoah Paris) and Nayat Karakose (Hrant Dink Foundationm) and will be moderated by David González (EUROM);
  • The five-day conference organized by IAGS and the faculty of Law of the University of Barcelona will widely discuss the impact of digital technology on increasing the importance and diversification of the field of genocide studies in the 21st century.



The educational transmission of genocide is one of the main challenges faced by organizations dedicated to the memory of genocide. It is important to know what to transmit, how to do it, and what specific audiences to target. The memory places that represent events as traumatic as genocide have an enormous evocative power, which allows them to have a huge range of didactic resources destined to the memorial transmission of the genocide. The following panel will present the cases of three institutions that work on initiatives that link heritage, education and genocide, such as the Hant Drink Foundation in Istanbul, the Mémorial de la Shoah in Paris and the Historical Museum of Bosnia Herzegovina in Sarajevo. Therefore, it is intended to reflect on the way to face education on genocide in the Armenian, Jewish and Bosnian cases, and how the use of didactic tools related to heritage can help achieving this memorial transmission through education. 


  • Elma Hasimbegovic. Bosnia Herzegovina Historical Museum, Director
  • Hubert Strouk. Mémorial de la Shoah Paris, Pedagogical Service Deputy Head
  • Nayat Karakose. Hrant Dink Foundation, Program Coordinator
  • Chair: David González. European Observatory on Memories – University of Barcelona




July 22, 2021


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