2023 Conference

Authoritarianism and Genocide: Narratives of Exclusion

16th Biennial Meeting of the International Association of Genocide Studies 

10 – 14 July 2023
Barcelona, Spain

Call for Proposals is now closed.

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Conference Hosts

We are pleased to announce that our Barcelona partners–who hosted our 15th Biennial Conference virtually–have​ ​graciously agreed​ ​to hold our 16th Biennial Conference in the summer of 2023 in Spain.

The University of Barcelona is one of the leading public institutions of higher education in Spain and has become a leader in European research activity, both in terms of the number of research programs it conducts and the excellence these have achieved.

The university combines the values of tradition with its position as an institution dedicated to innovation and teaching excellence: a university that is as outward-looking and cosmopolitan as the city from which it takes its name.

The University of Barcelona’s Faculty of Law dates back to the establishment of the University itself. The Faculty of Laws and Canons, as it was then known, was part of the Estudi General of Barcelona, the forerunner of our university (founded in 1450).

Today it is the largest law faculty in Catalonia, currently offers bachelor’s degree courses in Law, Political Science, Criminology, Labour Relations, and Public Management and Administration, as well as various university master’s degrees, a doctoral program, and a variety of postgraduate and lifelong learning courses and programs.

Past Conferences

2025 Conference

Call for Site Proposals

Deadline EXTENDED: March 1 2023

The International Association of Genocide Scholars (IAGS) is soliciting proposals for local hosts and venues for our 17th biennial meeting to be held during the summer of 2025.

IAGS conferences typically feature several plenary sessions and keynote speakers, as well as concurrent thematic panels where approximately 250-450 papers are presented over a 4 to 5-day timeframe. IAGS conferences are collaborative endeavors that bring together and capitalize on the expertise and experience of both the host institution and IAGS. The 2025 conference will be organized by a joint conference committee of equal membership from the IAGS and from the hosting group(s). The committee will responsible for the content planning as well as work together on logistics, when necessary. Among the items the Conference Committee will deal with are: the selection of keynote speakers and special events, development and implementation of the peer-review process for paper and panel proposals that is based on the criteria determined by IAGS as consistent with its mission as a scholarly organization, and the development of principles and protocols for interactions with external groups (media, national and international governments, etc.).

Click here to download the full details on bid proposal requirements.

Questions and proposals should be submitted electronically to:
Dr. Armen T. Marsoobian,
First Vice-President