Latest News Archive

Please select Category, Year, and then Month to display items
Years
2017 2018 2019 2020
Previous Archive
News Items

News Archive

Silence, secrets and the unsaid
2014-05-14

Since the 1960s, survivors and perpetrators of violence and mass atrocities have been urged to talk about their experiences. Increasingly, any reluctance to recall and give testimony of what happened is framed as pathological – a symptom of trauma.

Exploring the theme of ‘Silence after Violence’, the Institute for Reconciliation and Social Justice will host a colloquium on our Bloemfontein Campus. Local and international academics will examine the role of silence, secrets and the unsaid in the aftermath of mass atrocities.

The details of this two-day colloquium:

Date: 22 – 23 May
Time: Thursday: 08:00 – 17:30 and Friday: 08:00 – 15:00
Place: Centenary Complex

Students, staff and the public is welcome to attend any of the sessions. For more details about the line-up, open the programme here, or contact the Institute for Reconciliation and Social Justice directly at +27(0)51 401 9808.

This colloquium is the next event hosted by the Institute for Reconciliation and Social Justice in a year-long celebration of our country’s 20 years of democracy. The event is organised in collaboration with the University of Vermont, Carolyn & Leonard Miller Center for Holocaust Studies.

We use cookies to make interactions with our websites and services easy and meaningful. To better understand how they are used, read more about the UFS cookie policy. By continuing to use this site you are giving us your consent to do this.

Accept