Workshop: "Think about what you saw"


On 4 and 5 July, CERAH is organizing a workshop together with the Institute for Ethics, History, and the Humanities of the Faculty of Medicine, University of Geneva.

The aim of the two-day event is to re-open an old debate about the potentialities of exhibiting others' suffering in order to promote a culture of peace, prevent war and/or resolve conflict. This workshop will explore the importance of images within the long-term history of humanitarianism to better understand the role of emotions in shaping and mobilizing public opinion.

The conference will bring together for the first time senior and junior scholars in history, visual arts and theory, political sciences and psychology, from North America, Europe and Australia.

Professor Valérie Gorin, CERAH, will give the presentation "The Visual and Affective Politics of Virtual Reality: MSF’s #NotATarget Campaign" on Friday, 5 July, at 16.30.

The event is free and open to the public, and it will take place at the Auditorium Louis-Jeantet in Geneva. 

More information about the programme is available here.