Bioethics and the Holocaust Special Issue

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Call for Papers
April 30, 2019
Subject Fields: 
Health and Health Care, Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies, Jewish History / Studies, Philosophy, Public Health

This special issue of Conatus Journal of Philosophy seeks original contributions on the theme of the intersection of Holocaust Studies and Bioethics.  The issue will examine this intersection from several vantage points, including but not limited to the following:

  1. The history of German medical ethics before, during, and after the Holocaust
  2. How lessons of the Holocaust influence contemporary views of the physician's role vis-a-vis patients vs. population health
  3. How the Holocaust is an example of the role of (health) professions in curbing/supporting state violence
  4. Medicalization of social policies during the Holocaust and afterwards: defining health, defining illness
  5. Genetics before, during, and after the Holocaust - race theory to genetic engineering
  6. Lessons of the Holocaust for the future of medicine

Potential submitters are asked to address one of these six themes, though related themes may also be considered.

Abstracts for articles should be 300-500 words in length, include a working title and 5 to 10 keywords.  Abstracts are due by April 30, 2019.  By May 15, 2019, authors will receive notification that a full article will be invited or declined.  Full articles of approximately 7,000 words will be due by August 30, 2019.

Footnotes and literature cited should be according to the Chicago Manual of Style/Notes and Bibliography standard.

Please e-mail submissions to Stacy Gallin at with the subject heading "Bioethics and the Holocaust submission."  Inquiries may also be directed to

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Please e-mail submissions to Dr. Stacy Gallin, guest editor of this issue, with the subject heading "Bioethics and the Holocaust Submission."  Inquiries may also be directed to Dr. Gallin.


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