CFP: 50th Annual Scholars' Conference on the Holocaust and the Churches

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Call for Papers
March 7, 2020 to March 10, 2020
Texas, United States
Subject Fields: 
Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies, European History / Studies, Jewish History / Studies, Religious Studies and Theology, Graduate Studies

Dear Colleague:

The Ackerman Center for Holocaust Studies at The University of Texas at Dallas invites you to join fellow scholars March 7-10, 2020 as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of this important conference and continue the legacy established by Franklin H. Littell and Hubert G. Locke fifty years ago. This conference offers the opportunity to address the historical significance of the Holocaust through scholarship that is interfaith, international, and interdisciplinary. 

The central theme of the 2020 ASC is “The History and Future of the Holocaust and its Memory.” This year, we look not only back to the history of the Holocaust, but also forward to the future of Holocaust Studies. Today, more scholars are engaged in the study of the Holocaust than ever before, while every year fewer survivors are left to bear witness. Digital tools for archiving, researching, visualizing and sharing knowledge about the Holocaust are changing our scholarly investigation and the culture of remembrance. At the same time, the murderous landscape of the Holocaust is more fully mapped out with access to new archives. Key concepts of Holocaust Studies are being reexamined, and a growing body of scholarship offers constantly new lenses from which the history of the perpetrators, collaborators, bystanders and victims is revisited.  We invite participants to reflect on these issues and encourage presentations that consider our changing perspectives of the Holocaust and its remembrance.

Please email presentation proposals to with “ASC Proposal” as the subject. The proposal should include the title of the paper with a short abstract of 250-500 words and a brief (150 word) bio and a short CV. Proposals may be for a panel, round table, or individual paper.  

Proposal submission deadline: November 1, 2019

Notification of Acceptance letters will be emailed no later than December 15, 2019.

Registration will open on December 15, 2019 and will include a tiered pricing level:

           Students/Retired Participants: $200

           Regular Registration: $250

           Late Registration (any registration after Feb. 15): $350


There will be limited financial support available for graduate students and junior scholars. Please indicate in your proposal if you would like to apply for one of these awards, including how this conference will help you in your research and/or professionally.

Interested participants are encouraged to visit for more information or email Cindy Seton-Rogers at with any questions.  

Contact Info: 

Cynthia Seton-Rogers
Conference Coordinator
Academic and Outreach Events Manager
Ackerman Center for Holocaust Studies at The University of Texas at Dallas