Call for Papers: Religion and Ethno-nationalism in the Era of the World Wars

Call for Papers

Religion and Ethno-nationalism in the Era of the World Wars

May 21-23, 2017

University of Toronto

 

Sponsors:

The Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies, United

States Holocaust Memorial Museum and the Chancellor Rose and Ray Wolfe Chair of

Holocaust Studies, University of Toronto

 

invite scholars, including advanced graduate students, to submit applications for a

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