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JGR/IBEI Workshop on Genocide Studies and Spain

Friday November 22, 2013, at 9:15
Conference Room – Ground Floor IBEI
JGR/IBEI Workshop


9:15-9.30   Welcome and Opening Remarks


9:30-11:00   Panel I

Neither Genocide nor Repression: On the Forms and Logics of Violence in Rebel Spain 
Javier Rodrigo Sánchez (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

Violence Against ‘Political’ and ‘Class’ Enemies and Modern Genocide
Martin Shaw (IBEI)


11:00-11:15   Coffee Break


11:15-12:45   Panel II

Popular Justice? Revolution, Violence, and Political Contention in the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939)
José L. Ledesma (Universidad de Zaragoza)

Violence, Displacement, and Political Cleansing during the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939)
Laia Balcells (Duke University)


12:45-2:00   Lunch Break


2:00-3:30   Panel III

The Raza de la Hispanidad in the ‘New Order’ of Europe (1933-1945): A Genocidal Doctrine?
Marició Janué i Miret (Universitat Pompeu Fabra)

Quirks in the Optic’: The Spanish Civil War in European Perspective
Helen Graham (Royal Holloway)


3:30-3:45   Coffee Break


3:45-4:30   Panel IV

Transitional Justice in Post-Franco Spain
Samantha Salsench i Linares (Humboldt Universität)


4:30-5:00   Group Discussion and Concluding Remarks


5:30-7:00   Public Film Screening

Mari Carmen España: The End of Silence (2008)
A Documentary by Martin Jönsson and Pontus Hjorthén
Introductory Remarks by Helen Graham (Royal Holloway)

JGR-IBEI Workshop Genocide Studies Program



Practical Information

The workshop will take place at the Institut Barcelona d'Estudis Internacionals (IBEI), located in the city centre.


Elisabets 10, 08001 Barcelona

Tel. 93.412.11.89 / Fax 93.304.00.71 /


The workshop is open to interested parties from the academic world, business and the media, and to students. All those wishing to attend are requested to register beforehand with the conference administration, Carlos Sánchez, workshop@ibei.org

Contact Info

Workshop Organisers:    Prof. Jens Meierhenrich, LSE, j.meierhenrich@lse.ac.uk

                                  Prof. Martin Shaw, IBEI, mshaw@ibei.org  

Administrative Secretary: Carlos Sánchez, IBEI, csanchez@ibei.org

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