CFP: Graduate Conference on Holocaust and Genocide Studies, 16-19 October 2023 (Deadline 31 October 2022)

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Call for Papers
October 16, 2023 to October 19, 2023
Massachusetts, United States
Subject Fields: 
Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies, Human Rights, Jewish History / Studies

The Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Clark University will host the Fifth International Graduate Students' Conference on Holocaust and Genocide Studies (October 16 to 19, 2023), in collaboration with the International Institute for Holocaust Research, Yad Vashem, and the Dornsife Center for Advanced Genocide Research, University of Southern California.

This interdisciplinary conference will reflect the full range of issues, concepts, and methods in current Holocaust and Genocide Studies. The aim of the organizers is to provide a forum for advanced doctoral students (ABD) and early post-docs to present their research projects to peers and established scholars. 

Wendy Lower, John K. Roth Professor of History and George R. Roberts Fellow, Claremont McKenna College, will deliver the keynote address.

Interested applicants should submit for consideration

1) a short curriculum vitae (one page max.) including name, address, email, and telephone number.

2) the title and an abstract of your paper (approx. 300 words, one page max. in English), addressing the basic arguments and sources of your dissertation project, mentioning major challenges, whether methodological or other, that you are facing, and indicating a key source in your study that you will show and discuss in your presentation. 

3) a brief letter from your advisor indicating your enrollment in a doctoral program or the status of your dissertation work.

The costs of accommodation, registration, and meals will be covered for applicants whose papers are accepted. Travel expenses will be covered upon request.

The application deadline is 31 October 2022. Please email complete materials to If you have any questions, please contact Thomas Kühne, Director, Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, and Strassler Colin Flug Chair of Holocaust History, Clark University, under the same email address.

Contact Info: 

Thomas Kühne, PhD, Director, Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies& Strassler Colin Flug Professor of Holocaust History, Clark University, 950 Main Street, Worcester MA 01610,