CFP: The Future of Holocaust Studies, Southampton and Winchester 29-31 July 2013
This major international conference is organised in conjunction with Holocaust Studies: A Journal of Culture and History, the Universities of Southampton, Winchester, Edinburgh, Chester and London (the Institute of Education’s Centre for Holocaust Education), the Holocaust Educational Trust and the Higher Education Academy. The organizers invite contributions that address the production, exhibition, and reception of all forms of Holocaust representation, from history writing through museums, films and television to classical and popular music, internet and videogames, literature, fine and performing arts. Moreover, the conference aims to debate and discuss these issues as challenges that we all face as educators and researchers, and to encourage engagement with these provocative questions through exchange between academics and practitioners, scholars and teachers, being aware that the questions, challenges and roles listed here often also coincide. Are the demands of the classroom reflected in the questions posed by researchers – and vice versa? How and to what extent can recent cultural approaches to the Holocaust be used by educators? What are their strengths and limitations as teaching tools?
This will be a residential conference over three days. There will be some funding available for bursaries for postgraduates and other scholars whose home institutions cannot meet conference costs.
The organizers welcome individual paper and panel proposals which address the future of Holocaust studies in any relevant discipline. We envisage focusing particularly on the areas of historiography, museums and public history and, broadly defined, culture.
Individual proposals of no more than 300 words, and brief biographies of no more than 100 words, should be sent to: futureofholocauststudies(at)gmail.com by 16 November 2012.