Jena Center for Reconciliation Studies
Event on the Armenian Genocide
Prof. Ashot Hayruni (State University of Jerewan, Armenia) is giving the talk "Der Völkermord an den Armeniern" (the Armenian genocide) next Tuesday, May 10, at 4 pm.
In presence: Jena, Fürstengraben 6, Theologische Fakultät, Room E003.
Digital: https://uni-jena-de.zoom.us/j/5974242702?pwd=emNYUk82eEl5YzdUUTFYUVVwTWUvQT09 (pass: jcrs2020)
The event is going to be in German, with English translation.
NEW JCRS' RIPAR BOOK
D. Tacchini, Z. M. Barakat, I. AlDajani, M. Leiner (eds), Reconciliation and Refugees. The Academic Alliance for Reconciliation Studies in the Middle East and North Africa, Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, Göttingen, 2022
The book continues the RIPAR series by focusing on the MENA region.This volume is about refugees and their multiple needs for reconciliation with themselves and others. In particular, feelings of grief and guilt over leaving home and parts of family behind, terrible experiences during their journey, conflicts with other refugees and with locals, loss of much of what gave life meaning and significance, and the difficulties of returning to a changed country, a home that may no longer feel like home, are the individual facets of this need for reconciliation.
JCRS' RIPAR BOOK ON THE RUSSIAN-UKRAINIAN CONFLICT:
The Former Soviet Union and East Central Europe between Conflict and Reconciliation
Edited by L. Gardner Feldman, R. Barash, S. Goda & A. Zempelburg, Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, Göttingen, 2018.
This volume examines the role of identity formation and stages of sequencing of the steps of reconciliation – which is an enduring rather than ad an ad hoc phenomenon. RIPAR 4 asks for both the challenges to it from the domestic and international systems and the actors involved, as well as for the role of »history,« »memory« and »remembrance« either as catalysts for or obstacles to reconciliation. The analyzing of the connection among the past, the present and the future in actual or prospective reconciliation embraces all these topics and questions.Influenced by the crisis in the former Sovjet Union following the March 2014 Russian annexation/integration of Crimea and the movement of Russian soldiers into Eastern Ukraine to aid Ukrainian separatists the essays in this volume were written in 2015. »Reconciliation« is a frequently ill-defined term. As an aspiration in this volume it encompasses three senses: an incipient, thin and minimal form amounting to passive, peaceful coexistence after enmity; a more elaborate, intermediate and engaged form that is captured by the term rapprochement; and a thick or fuller form denoting active friendship, empathy, trust, magnanimity and, ultimately, amity. Beyond the definitional goal, the volume addresses ten themes. Firstly, reconciliation is being questioned as a process and/ or a terminal condition. A view is made on the requirements for the transition from conflict to a reconciliatory process, and the obstacles to beginning a process of reconciliation. Its »soft« and »hard« expressions inter alia in emotional and political dimensions are also subject of the author's interest. The observations about conflict and cooperation offered in this volume wish to add significantly to the burgeoning literature of reconciliation. These essays demonstrate that we need a variety of disciplinary and theoretical perspectives to grapple with conflict and to promote reconciliation.
Do you want to learn more? Read these chapters from our book: