How far to tell the violence that we explore?

International colloquium | Wednesday, June 15 2022
9:00 am
6:00 pm

The effects of extreme violence on those who study them is tied to the phenomenon of extreme violence itself. It is one of its consequences, not only collateral, but, moreover, functional. These forms of violence don’t stop at the limits of the martyred bodies: they affect the social body itself, that of the community targeted, and finally, those who approach them through their research.

Often neglected, the deflecting impact of extreme violence are not only psychological or traumatic, or due to individual weaknesses : they are an integral part of studying extreme violence, and yet, the social sciences rarely approaches them as such. The research program of Riceve aims at questioning these effects of extreme violence altogether.

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Morning | Under the presidency of Sabina Loriga (EHESS)

9-9.15 am
Welcoming words
Richard Rechtman (EHESS)

9.15-9.45 am
The Anthopologist in the face of violence
Veena Das (Johns Hopkins University)

9.45-10.15 am
Travailler sur et contre les images de violence extrême. Réflexions à partir du conflit en Syrie
Cécile Boex (EHESS)

10.15-10.45 am
Getting to Know the Subject of Violence - Avoidance, Care and Complicity
Lotte Segal (University Edinburg)

10.45-11.15 am discussion

11.15-11.30 am pause

11.30-12 pm
Tribunal Ouïghour : témoigner de la violence jusqu'au bout
Cloé Drieu (CNRS)

12-12.30 pm
Entre impératifs analytiques et impératifs de transmission : l'histoire de la violence extrême comme injonction paradoxale
Christian Ingrao (CNRS)

12.30-12.45 pm discussion

12.45-2.30 pm lunch

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Afternoon | Under the presidency of Richard Rechtman (EHESS)

2.30-3 pm
Finding Home in Dying
Clara Han (Johns Hopkins University)

3-3.45 pm
Regarder la violence de guerre en face, et la dire
Stéphane Audoin-Rouzeau (EHESS)

3.45-4 pm pause

4-6 pm
Round table and general discussion
Timothée Brunet-Lefèvre (EHESS), Anne-Laure Porée (EHESS), Parand Danesh (EHESS), Dommar Souleman (EHESS), Anne Marie Losonczy (EPHE), Denis Peschanski (CNRS), Deborah Puccio Den (CNRS), Anouche Kunth (EHESS), Chowra Makaremi (EHESS)

6 pm
Sandra Laugier (Université Paris 1)



More information

The RICEVE program, an international network of researchers facing extreme violence, intends to study the way in which researchers, whether they are historians, sociologists, anthropologists, political scientists, jurists, etc. can face violence and atrocities such as crimes, genocides, tortures, war rapes, executions, etc. on their work fields. RICEVE is dedicated to analyzing and problematizing the indirect effects of extreme violence on the subjects who study them.

Published at 15 June 2022