[Extended Deadline] CFP Holocaust Studies Conference at Middle Tennessee State University

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Call for Papers
May 15, 2022
Tennessee, United States
Subject Fields: 
Eastern Europe History / Studies, European History / Studies, Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies, Jewish History / Studies, Modern European History / Studies

The Fourteenth Biennial Holocaust Studies Conference 

Location: Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN

Dates: September 22 - September 24, 2022 

Our conference solicits individual papers and panel proposals on all aspects of Holocaust and genocide studies. The featured topic for our 2022 conference is Teaching the Holocaust Today. 

Keynote Speaker: Professor Atina Grossmann, The Cooper Union 

Featured Speaker:  Child Holocaust survivor Sonja Dubois on her recent memoir                                                                                                      

Teaching the Holocaust Today responds directly to current and ongoing events and forms of speech, such as social media discourse linking pandemic mask mandates to the oppression of European Jews in Nazi Germany and the January 2022 banning of Maus by the McMinn County School Board in Tennessee. The imminent passing of the last Holocaust survivors also pushes us to consider the future of Holocaust education, a future without direct witnesses. How should we respond to these and other challenges as educators? In addition to papers on our theme, we encourage submissions from a wide variety of perspectives on all Holocaust-related topics. Submissions welcome in comparative genocide studies, Sephardic and Muslim Holocaust studies, Holocaust representation, antisemitism, and trauma studies. 

We invite individual paper and panel proposals by scholars, academic researchers, advanced graduate students, and independent scholars from all disciplines.  

TO APPLY: Please send a single document (Word or PDF) containing an individual paper or panel proposal (200 words per paper) with a C.V. (1-2 pages) to hologen.conference@mtsu.edu. Panels should consist of 2-3 presenters and a moderator and must include a panel title, proposal for each paper, and C.V. for each participant.  

We plan to host the conference in person. All participants should be available to present any time from 8am-5pm US Central Time on September 22-23 and between 8am-11am US Central Time on September 24, 2022.  

Send queries to: elyce.helford@mtsu.edu.  

Send paper or panel submissions to: hologen.conference@mtsu.edu

The deadline for submissions is May 15, 2022. Acceptance decisions will be made by June 10, 2022. The conference is unable to provide funding support.  

Middle Tennessee State University is in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, approximately 35 miles southeast of Nashville.  

Contact Info: 

Ashley Valanzola