CfA: New Research on Roma and the Holocaust (USHMM workshop)

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Call for Applicants: New Research on Roma and the Holocaust

September 15-18, 2014
Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Applications due April 25, 2014

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies invites applications for a workshop, New Research on Roma and the Holocaust, scheduled for September 15-18, 2014. The program will consist of three days of consultation and discussion of participants’ research, followed by a day-long public symposium.

This workshop will bring together scholars working on Roma and the Holocaust across Europe, as well as histories of pre-war persecution and the effects of the Holocaust on Romani communities in its aftermath,  in order to foster scholarly cooperation on emerging research on these themes. The workshop will also introduce participants to the Museum’s extensive archival and other collections.

The Museum welcomes applications from doctoral candidates, postdoctoral scholars, and early career academics who are conducting research on Roma in the Holocaust. Proposals for new, original, and previously unpublished papers are welcome from scholars in all relevant academic disciplines. Researchers from post-Soviet states are particularly encouraged to apply. Successful applicants will be required to submit a copy of their presentation in English in advance of the workshop for circulation among commentators, other panelists, and participants. The workshop will be conducted in English.

A maximum of 14 scholars will be selected.  Applications must be submitted in English and include: (1) a current CV; (2) a statement addressing the candidate’s specific interest and background (including previous coursework, projects, publications, or language study) in the program’s area of study as well as how the workshop will benefit the candidate’s research; and (3) an abstract not to exceed 500 words of a paper to present at the workshop and public symposium. Applications should be sent to Krista Hegburg, Ph.D., Program Officer, Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies, U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, at The deadline for receipt of proposals is April 25, 2014.

The symposium organizers will provide lodging for the duration of the conference and a stipend to help defray transportation costs.  Participants are required to attend the full duration of the program.


Krista Hegburg, Ph.D.
Program Officer
Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum