|May 12, 2012 7:00 am||to||May 14, 2012 5:00 pm|
42nd Annual Scholars’ Conference on the Holocaust and the Churches Monroe Community College, Rochester, New York, May 12-14, 2012
The Annual Scholars’ Conference on the Holocaust and the Churches (ASC), under the leadership of Honorary Chairman Elie Wiesel, will be hosted by Monroe Community College’s Holocaust, Genocide, and Human Rights Project (MCC) May 12-14, 2012 in Rochester, New York. The ASC offers a unique opportunity to address the historical significance of the Holocaust and the German Church Struggle through disciplined scholarship that is interfaith, international, and interdisciplinary.
The central theme of the conference is: 70 Years Later: The Lingering Shadow of Wannsee
Zygmunt Bauman has written that “the message which the Holocaust contains about the way we live today—about the quality of the institutions on which we rely for our safety, about the validity of the criteria with which we measure the propriety of our own conduct and of the patterns of interaction we accept and consider normal—is silenced, not listened to, and remains undelivered” [Preface, Modernity and the Holocaust].
The ASC weekend will begin on Saturday evening, May 12 at MCC with registration beginning at 6:00 pm, distribution of conference packets including presentation abstracts, a welcoming reception at 7:30 pm, and an opportunity to renew and make new acquaintances. Free parking will be available on the MCC campus and shuttle service will be provided to and from select hotels. The ASC registration fee will include meals, refreshment breaks, and shuttle service to and from hotels. More information will be available shortly. A block of rooms has been be reserved at a rate of $139 per night at the Double Tree Hotel by Hilton Rochester (Jefferson Road, Rochester) and Country Inn and Suites by Carlson (East Henrietta Road, Rochester). The hotels are less than a mile from the MCC campus.
General inquiries should be directed to:
Monroe Community College
Holocaust, Genocide, and Human Rights Project
ATTN: Sharon K. Scurlock
1000 E. Henrietta Rd
Rochester, NY 14623