Book Announcement by New IAGS Member
Doctor Michael Herron, who recently joined IAGS, would like to announce the publication of his new book The Unburied Past: Denial of the Armenian Genocide in American and French Politics. It covers the recent debates in American and French Politics confronting denial of the Armenian genocide, ending with the decision of the French Constitutional Council in 2012 to declare the French law criminalising denial of the Armenian genocide, unconstitutional. It considers the issue of what is appropriate for third party states to do when confronted with denial of genocide particularly when they were involved at the time. The book is primarily aimed at fellow genocide scholars to build on the findings of the research conducted for the dissertation on which the book is based.
Hard copies are available for purchase at blurb.com. They are also available via Doctor Herron’s website pasttothepresent.com, a site that features blogs about how the past influences politics in the present day, some of which focus on genocide.
Doctor Herron was recently awarded his PhD in Holocaust and genocide studies from Kingston University in London for his thesis on which his book The Unburied Past is based. He has taught a seminar on the Holocaust at Kingston University, having previously worked in politics for Democrat Representatives and a Democrat campaign consultancy in Washington DC and for the Labour Party in London.