Confirmed Keynote Speakers

Prof. Dr. Frank van Vree

Frank van Vree is an emeritus professor of History of War, Conflict and Memory at the University of Amsterdam. Previously he was director of the NIOD Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Professor of Media Studies in Amsterdam. Currently, he is visiting scholar at the Moritz Stern Institute at Göttingen, Germany.  

Prof. Dr. Charles Juergens

Charles Juergens is a professor of Archival Studies at the University of Amsterdam. In addition to his position, he also serves as a scientific/specialist advisor to the Dutch National Archives. Jeurgens holds various advisory and board positions as well. For example, he serves as a member of the NIOD Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies’ research committee and as board member of the Royal Netherlands Historical Society, and collaborates intensively with the National Indonesian Archives and National Surinam Archives. 

Dr. Orli Fridman

Orli Fridman is an associate professor at Singidunum University’s Faculty of Media and Communications in Belgrade, where she directs the Center for Comparative Conflict Studies (CFCSS), an educational institution committed to the comparative analysis of societies in conflict. She also is the academic director of the School for International Training (SIT) study abroad program in the Balkans (Peace and Conflict Studies in Serbia, Bosnia and Kosovo). Her interdisciplinary research focuses on Post-Conflict Transformation, Memory Politics and digital memory activism.