Friday, October 28, 2005

The encyclopedia of genocides and massacres

J Semelin with Science-Po Paris and the CNRS will soon launch an Encyclopedia of genocides and massacres which:

aims to create a regularly updated electronic database focusing on massacres and genocides of the 20th century.Currently, there is no tool available that documents and classifies our knowledge by continent, country and historical period. The Encyclopedia’s first objective is to fill this gap by offering reliable historical description and interdisciplinary analysis of both well-documented and less well-known 20th century massacres. Such a unique database will not only be valuable to scholars, but also the NGO community, international legal experts, policy makers and journalists. Anyone seeking a reliable account regarding a specific case of massacre, in a particular country or on an exact date will now be able to locate the information on the Encyclopedia.

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