Neary to Present at Authenticity and Victimhood Conference in Berlin

December 3, 2014 at 5:05 pm
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Dr. Brigitte Neary

Dr. Brigitte Neary will travel to Berlin, Germany to share her knowledge on German women’s experiences of sexual violence and expulsion from East-Central Europe at the Authenticity and Victimhood in Twentieth Century History and Commemorative Culture Conference, which will be held December 11-13.

A professor of sociology at the University of South Carolina Upstate, Neary’s specific research focus has been on women and displacement and women and armed conflict, including their experiences in war zones. She has received both national and international recognition for her work.

The conference aims to explore the experience and construction of victimhood and related narratives in international comparison with the main focus placed on the history of the 1930s to the 1950s and responses to that past in Europe, Asia, and North America. Moreover, the conference seeks to place German and European historical experiences in a broader global context. Hosts include the Institute of Contemporary History, Munich-Berlin, the Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto, in cooperation with the Leibniz Research Alliance on Historical Authenticity, and the George Washington University.

For more information, contact Dr. Brigitte Neary at (864) 503-5834.