2021 Lessons & Legacies Regional Interim Meetings

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Call for Papers
August 9, 2021
Subject Fields: 
Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies, Modern European History / Studies, Geography, Literature, Jewish History / Studies

The Holocaust Educational Foundation of Northwestern University (HEFNU) is pleased to issue this call for papers for Lessons & Legacies Regional Interim Meetings for Fall 2021. HEFNU is sponsoring Interim Meetings in six locations around the world. The application portal is now open.

We encourage scholars at all career levels (particularly early career scholars) and in all disciplines that deal with the study of the Holocaust to submit proposals related to recent issues and advances in Holocaust scholarship and pedagogy. The deadline for submission is 9 August 2021.

Each Regional Interim meeting will be a three-day, in-person program, although some locations may include an online component. If local conditions prevent an in-person meeting, individual meetings will pivot to an online format. Accepted participants will receive two nights’ accommodation and all meals from the opening dinner through the closing lunch. Participants are responsible for transportation to/from the meeting venue. HEFNU will make limited travel funding available to those with demonstrated need.

Apply Here for a Regional Interim Meeting.

Regional Interim Meeting Formats (not all formats available at all locations – see below):

A. Conference papers (All Locations)– Paper proposals for twenty-minute presentations
B. Works-in-Progress (All Locations) - Proposals for paper that is part of larger project (e.g. dissertation chapter, scholarly article) to be workshopped during meeting. Papers
will be pre-circulated securely and exclusively to the approximately twenty other conference attendees four weeks before meeting.
C. Roundtables (Toronto, Sydney, Tacoma) – three to four people discuss a pre-determined set of questions from a variety of disciplinary or pedagogic perspectives
D. Lightning Sessions (Toronto) – short (5-8 minutes) presentations by four–six presenters and a chair, followed by general discussion.

Regional Interim Meetings will take place in six locations. Meeting sessions will include different formats (see list and locations below).

Regional Interim Meeting Dates, Locations, and Hosts

Munich, Germany. 15-17 October. Center for Holocaust Studies, Institute for Contemporary History. Frank Bajohr, Anna Ullrich, and Kim Wünschmann (LMU Munich). Formats A, B
Toronto, Canada. 17-19 October. York University. Doris Bergen (University of Toronto), Hillary Earl (Nipissing University), Sara Horowitz, Aleksandra Pomiećko (University of Toronto), and Anna Veprinska (University of Toronto). Formats A, B, C, D
Evanston, IL. 28-30 October. Northwestern University. Sarah M. Cushman, Benjamin Frommer, and Ștefan Cristian Ionescu. Formats A, B
Knoxville, TN. 4-6 November. The University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Daniel H. Magilow and Helene Sinnreich. Formats A, B
Sydney, Australia. 15-17 November. University of New South Wales. Avril Alba (University of Sydney), Ruth Balint, and Jan Láníček. Formats A, B, C
Tacoma, WA. 19-21 November. Pacific Lutheran University. Beth Griech-Polelle and Lisa Marcus. Formats A, B, C

Proposals for Conference Papers and Works in Progress (Formats A and B) should include the following in a single PDF:

  • Abstract with Title (300 words max)
  • Brief CV (1-2 pages)

Proposals for Roundtables and Lightning Sessions (Formats C and D) should include the following in a single PDF:

  • Abstract and title for the session (350 words max) that indicates goals of session and role/perspective of each participant
  • Brief CV (1-page) for each participant


Apply here for the Regional Interim Meetings.

Application Deadline: 9 August 2021

Questions? Contact hef@northwestern.edu.

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