Survivor-Centred Visual Narratives

Witnesses of Violence: Stories of Genocide Survivors in Graphic Novels

“Our perspectives of the past are largely shaped by the stories of those who experienced it.”

On May 28, 2024 a panel of researchers, artists, and witnesses will gather to reflect on the ways in which graphic novels can be used to gather stories violence and genocide. These stories are not universal or encompassing of every detail of these atrocities, but rather they present the individual narratives of those who survived them.

Views around the Ezidi shrine of Shebl Qasim atop Shingal mountain (Wikimedia Commons).

The panel includes Tobi Dahmen, Charlotte Schallié, Akram al-Saud, Leyla Ferman, Kees Ribbens and Uğur Ümit Üngör. We are grateful to be hosted by our project partner NIOD Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies at SPUI25 in Amsterdam for this event.

Date: May 28, 2024 – 5:00pm CEST
Location: SPUI25, Amsterdam