CFP: Lessons and Legacies of the Holocaust (November 2016)

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Call for Papers and Panels
Lessons and Legacies Conference on the Holocaust XIV
The Holocaust in the 21st Century: Relevance and Challenges in the Digital Age
November 3-6, 2016, Claremont McKenna, California

The Fourteenth Biennial Lessons and Legacies Conference, sponsored by the Holocaust Educational Foundation of Northwestern University and Claremont McKenna College, will consist of two plenary addresses, roundtables, multiple panels, workshops, and colloquia relating to recent issues and advances in scholarship on all aspects of Holocaust Studies. Interested scholars are invited to present proposals for individual papers, entire panels, or workshop sessions by December 1, 2015

Panels will consist of three (and in some cases four) papers and a moderator, although other formats are possible depending on the discipline. To allow for more participation by the audience, there will be no official commentators. Panel proposals should include a title and brief description of the session as a whole (300 words or fewer), along with paper titles and abstracts (300 words or fewer) from all panelists. Short-form CVs (1-2 pages) should also be attached.  Moderators for the panels can be proposed, but are usually assigned by the conference co-chairs.  Individual paper submissions should include an abstract and short-form CV.

Workshop sessions will focus on particular questions, approaches or sources. These sessions should be interactive with the audience and include a practical “take-away”: a new pedagogical approach, a research method, a way to deal with artifacts or texts, a curriculum outline, etc.  The presentations should be thematically linked, and should be works in progress, as opposed to completed papers. 

Please submit all proposals online using the Lessons and Legacies Proposal Submission Form.   Applicants will be informed in February 2016 regarding inclusion on the conference program. 
 
To the extent possible, need-based financial assistance for presenters and participants at the conference will be provided, with priority given to graduate students, faculty at teaching-oriented colleges that do not provide research support, and foreign scholars who have unusually high travel costs. Funding application guidelines will be posted once decisions have been announced.
 
The academic program of the L&L XIV conference is co-chaired by Hilary Earl, Nipissing University and Wolf Gruner, University of Southern California.  Any questions should be directed to hef(at)northwestern.edu.