Documentation as historical witnesses: From landscapes of violence to landscapes of memory

3:00pm - 5:30pm / Sunday 27th May 2018 / Venue: Lecture Theatre 1 Rendall Building
Type: Lecture / Category: Research
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The Critical Approaches to International Criminal Law Research Cluster and Transforming Conflict research theme are delighted to be co-hosting Savina Sirik, a doctoral
student in Peace and Development Research at the University of Gothenburg.

Abstract: Documentation of human rights violations is important to preserving difficult histories. This is especially true within the context of Cambodia, particularly in
relation to the country’s Democratic Kampuchea period under the reign of the Khmer Rouge regime (1975-1979). Understanding what happened during this time is critical both to both Cambodia’s ongoing rebuilding efforts and to facilitating processes of reconciliation. In her lecture, Savina Sirik, who has worked at the Documentation Centre Cambodia (DC-Cam) in a variety of capacities since 2004 will discuss her experiences documenting the Khmer Rouge history and reflect on the role DC-Cam’s work has played in constructing narratives of this history and how it contributes to the production of memory in post-genocide Cambodia.

No need to register for this event, just come to Rendall Lecture Theatre 1 for the 3:00pm start.