Sexual Violence in Armed Conflicts: Film, Testimony, and the Vietnam War

 

Event Date: 3 April 2014
Birkbeck Cinema
43 Gordon Sq
Birkbeck, University of London
London WC1H 0PD

The Sexual Violence in Armed Conflict (SVAC) research group and the Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities present:

Sexual Violence in Armed Conflicts: Film, Testimony, and the Vietnam War

Joanna Bourke in conversation with Kendrick Oliver about filmic testimony about rape during the war in Vietnam, with reflections on sexual violence in current conflicts followed by drinks reception. This public event opened this year’s SVAC (Sexual Violence in Armed Conflict group) Workshop entitled “Cultures of Sexual Violence in Armed Conflict”

Joanna Bourke is Professor of History at Birkbeck, University of London. She is the author of (among other books) Rape: A History from the 1860s to the Present (London: Virago, 2007)

Kendrick Oliver is Professor of American History at the University of Southampton. He is the author of (among other books), The My Lai Massacre in American History and Memory (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2006)

Part I – Speakers: Joanna Bourke and Kirsten Campbell (Goldsmiths):

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Audio of the film clips (WARNING: The testimonies in this audio file are extremely violent and of a graphic nature.)

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Part II – Speakers: Joanna Bourke and Kendrick Oliver (Southampton)

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