CFP: Conference on Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Middle Tennessee State University

Emily Baran Discussion


Deadline Extended, June 1:

12th International Holocaust Studies Conference at Middle Tennessee State University. Global Perspectives on the Holocaust. October 20-23, 2015. Individual papers or panels by researchers, faculty members, independent scholars and advanced graduate students on ALL aspects of Holocaust and genocide studies will be considered, but those connected to the featured conference topics are especially solicited. Proposal deadline: June 1, 2015. Notification of decisions: June 8, 2015.

To submit, send a one-page paper proposal with working bibliography and brief vita to For panels, a panel chair should submit proposals for all papers and vitae for all presenters, plus a title and brief description of the topic/theme.

Genocide Studies Program: Wednesday, October 21

Holocaust Studies Program: Thursday and Friday, October 22-23

Featured speakers:

Paul Bartrop, Professor of History and Director of the Center for Judaic, Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Florida Gulf Coast University

Richard Hovannisian, Professor Emeritus of Armenian and Near Eastern History, University of California, Los Angeles

Jacqueline Osherow, Poet and Professor of English, University of Utah, Salt Lake City

Gerhard L. Weinberg, Professor Emeritus of History, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Featured Holocaust topics:

  • 70 years after liberation: lessons and implications
  • The Holocaust in Europe, Asia, Africa, South America, North America and Australia
  • Holocaust: race, class, gender
  • European anti-Semitism then and now
  • Hollywood and the Holocaust
  • Women and children in the Holocaust
  • Underrepresented voices: Romany, gays, religious and political opponents, POWS, the disabled
  • Life in the ghettos, concentration, extermination, slave-labor and work camps
  • Resistance
  • Rescue
  • Religion during the Holocaust
  • Memory and commemoration
  • Education in ghettos and camps


Featured Genocide Studies Topics:

  • 100 years since the Armenian genocide
  • Survivor narratives
  • Intervention and prevention
  • Comparative genocide
  • Justice and legal definitions
  • Memory and commemoration