Genocides and mass atrocities. Teaching and pedagogical tools on history and memory

International workshop

Organized in collaboration with the Mémorial de la Shoah and the research group DHiGeCs (Didactics of History, Geography, and other Social Sciences) of the University of Barcelona, the workshop is addressed to young researchers and students of education.

Pictures: Left, Fossar de la Pedrera, Barcelona. Right, Mémorial de la Shoah, Paris

For two days, 40 students and young researchers of the field of education will participate in a training programme to get acquainted with concepts concepts and pedagogical tools about the history and memory of Genocides and mass atrocities. Featuring lectures in multiple disciplines delivered by experts from universities of France and Spain, the workshop is also an opportunity for future educators to learn about how to deal with the prevention of racism, antisemitism, and violent extremism.

Coordinated by Jordi Guixé i Coromines, director of EUROM, Bruno Boyer, director of the Mémorial de la Shoah, and Concha Fuentes (DHiGeCs), the programme will address the Holocaust, racism and postcolonialism, repressive regimes and crimes against humanity in Latin America, mass killings and violence in Spain during Francoism, the Balkan wars of the 1990’s, and the genocide of Rwanda. It will include guided visits to the Fossar de la Pedrera – a common mass grave located in the cemetery of Montjuïc – and to the Montjuïc Castle – a historical military site that was used as a prison from the late 19th century until the mid-20th century, having witnessed political trials and executions. A visit to the Castle will be carried out by the City Council of Barcelona.  The workshop will close with methodological lectures about practical issues, such as the use of technological tools and the role of museums in the teaching of history and memories.

Genocides and mass atrocities. Teaching and pedagogical tools on history and memory

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  • Speakers

Yves Ternon (University Paris IV Sorbonne) and José Luis Pérez Triviño (University Pompeu Fabra)
Genocide, mass atrocities, crimes against humanity, mass killings: a comparative approach

Johann Chapoutot (University Paris IV Sorbonne)
Racism and Colonialism, an European perspective

David Bondia (University of Barcelona)
Crimes against humanity in repressive regimes in Latin America

Annette Wieviorka (CNRS)
The singularity of the Holocaust

Josep Calvet (University of Lleida)
Spain and the Holocaust

Antonio Miguez (University of Santiago de Compostela)
Mass killings and Violence in Spain 1936-1952

Tal Bruttmann (EHESS)
The Nazi camps

Jean Arnault Derens
Srebrenica and the Balkan wars in the 1990s

Florent Piton (Univ. Paris 7)
The Genocide of the Tutsis

Marta Simó (Autonomous University of Barcelona – ISOR)
Research in Teaching and Learning about the Holocaust. A diologue beyond borders

Joaquim Prats and Concha Fuentes Moreno (University of Barcelona)
How to teach genocides in secondary schools

Miquel Albert Tarragona (University of Barcelona)
New technology tools on memory work

Victoria López-Benito (University of Zaragoza)
Museums and memory

  • Coordinators:

Jordi Guixé i Coromines (EUROM)

Bruno Boyer (Mémorial de la Shoah)

Concha Fuentes (DHiGeCs, EDU2015-65621-C3-3-R ) 


May 11-12, 2017


c/ Melcior de Palau, 14
08014 Barcelona

Ctra. de Montjuïc, 66
08038 Barcelona

Other Institutions Involved

  • Castell de Montjuïc, Ajuntament de Barcelona

Other partners

  • Mémorial de la Shoah
  • Didàctica de la Història, la Geografia i altres Ciències Socials
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