CFP: Home as a place for anti-Jewish persecution in European cities 1933-1945 Crossing urban social history and history of the Holocaust

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Call for Papers
July 3, 2017
Subject Fields: 
Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies, Jewish History / Studies, Modern European History / Studies, Social Sciences, Urban History / Studies

Together with the Centre de Recherches Historiques (EHESS) and the Institut de Sciences Sociales du Politique (Université Paris Nanterre-ENS Paris Saclay-CNRS), the George and Irina Schaeffer Center for the Study of Genocide, Human Rights and Conflict Prevention is organizing an international conference: "Home as a place for anti-Jewish persecution in European cities, 1933-1945. Crossing urban social history and history of the Holocaust". The conference will be held at the American University of Paris on January 11th-12th, 2018.

The conference intends to bridge various perspectives and methods and focus on urban housing as a place for anti-Jewish persecution. We hope to gather social scientists from various fields to confront various methods and cases, in Reich cities but also in Western and Eastern European occupied cities.

One page proposals for papers are invited that examine:
-the interlinkage between persecution and policies of housing/urban developments;
-the beneficiaries of the spoliation of urban housing;
-the interactions between Jews and non-Jews concerning the seizure of housing, its re-allocation and restitution after the liberation;
-the place of home in the experiences of individuals (use of testimonies such as the Visual History Archive collection welcome)

Proposals to be sent to and before July 3, 2017. Answers will be given to the applicants by July 20.

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