New Edited Volume on Historical Dialogue and the Prevention of Mass Atrocities

The Auschwitz Institute is proud to announce the publication of a new resource for academics, practitioners, and other professionals involved in mass atrocity prevention. One of the latest entries in the Routledge Studies in Genocide and Crimes against Humanity series, Historical Dialogue and the Prevention of Mass Atrocities is an edited volume representing the outcome of a multi-year project undertaken by AIPG in collaboration with several of its partners.

Dr. James Waller, the Auschwitz Institute’s Director of Academic Programs and Cohen Professor of Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Keene State College, joined with Dr. Constantin Goschler of Ruhr-University Bochum and Dr. Elazar Barkan of Columbia University to edit the volume. The three co-editors also served as co-organizers of a 2016 workshop which served as the inspiration and basis for the resulting resource.

The first volume of its kind, Historical Dialogue and the Prevention of Mass Atrocities brings together a diverse range of international voices from academic, government, and civil society spheres to address the failure to connect historical dialogue with atrocity prevention discourse. The volume provides insight into how conflict histories and historical memory act as dynamic forces, actively facilitating or deterring current and future conflict. The expertise of the contributing authors is complemented by a wide variety of real-world international case studies are presented throughout the volume’s 14 chapters, promoting an integrated understanding of how historical dialogue can inform policy, education, and the practice of atrocity prevention.