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CIRHUS has awarded seven fellowships to NYU faculty and students for 2015, totaling 12 months of research in France. Applications for 2015 are closed and will resume on September 1st, 2015, for fellowships in France during calendar year 2016.
Ruth-Ben Ghiat's latest installment in her CNN series on the legacies of World War One
The French Embassy in the United States offers grants allowing doctoral students to pursue their research in a French research center for a period of 4 to 9 months. Further information about the application process can be found here.
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Thursday, March 12th, 6:00 p.m.
CIRHUS, Dean's Conference Room, 2nd floor
Abram De Swaan will talk about his new book The Killing Compartments; The Mentality of Mass Murder (Yale U.P., Jan 2015). Episodes of mass annihilation occur in societies that have gone through a process of compartmentalization, in which the target group is increasingly separated from the rest of the population at every level: culturally and institutionally, in everyday interaction and in personal experience. But the process of annihilation may proceed in different modes, such as a ‘conquerors’ frenzy’ or a self-destructive ‘losers’ triumph’. There is almost complete consensus that genocidal perpetrators are ‘ordinary men’, but this has blocked the insight that most perpetrators do differ in some decisive respects from most other people.