In 1904, the first genocide of the 20th century took place in German South West Africa (Namibia). In order to commemorate this event and to put this historical milestone into perspective, a conference will be held at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin between 13th and 15th January 2005. The conference will also serve as a the foundation meeting of a European network of genocide scholars.
Convenors: Juergen Zimmerer / Jan-Bart Gewald / Andreas Eckert
In cooperation with the Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, the Institute für Voelkerkunde, University of Cologne (Michael Bollig), the Rautenstrauch-Joest Museum für Voelkerkunde, Cologne (Klaus Schneider) and the Department of History, University of Duisburg-Essen (Christoph Marx)