The Online Encyclopedia of Mass Violence


The Online Encyclopedia of Mass Violence è un progetto avviato nel 2004 in Francia che coinvolge una équipe internazionale di ricercatori (vai alla pagina About us).

L’obiettivo è quello di mettere a disposizione materiale documentario e dossier tematici per far luce sui genocidi perpetrati nel mondo nel corso del 20° secolo.

Sono oggetto di studio episodi di violenza di massa che hanno coinvolto milioni di vittime: dall’Olocausto ai morti per fame in Ucraina, dalla Cambogia alla Cecenia, dal Congo al Rwanda, passando per il Guatemala, la Colombia, l’Iraq, la Bosnia, il Darfur, senza dimenticare molti altri massacri ai danni di civili inermi.

The Online Encyclopedia of Mass Violence (OEMV) is 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 OEMV’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. Resources provided include chronological indexes, case studies, analytical contributions on socio-political violence in a given country, a glossary of the terms most often used in the field of genocide studies as well as theoretical papers written by the most representative authors in the field.

This project was initiated in 2004 by Sciences Po Paris (Center for International Research and Studies). It has taken us nearly four years to get the OEMV ready to be put on line.

URL: <http://www.massviolence.org>

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