Beyond Camps and Forced Labour: Current International Research on Survivors of Nazi Persecution
Call for Papers Deadline:
Call for Papers, International multidisciplinary conference to be held at the Imperial War Museum, London, on 29-31 January 2003.
Organised by the University of Wolverhampton, the University of North London and the University of Essex.
In association with the Imperial War Museum (London), Zentrum für
Antisemitismusforschung at the Technische Universität Berlin, Institut für Didaktik der Geschichte at the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster, Leo Baeck College (London), The Hidden Legacy Foundation (London).
In recent years the volume of international research on survivors of Nazi persecution has continually increased. At the same time there is growing public interest in how survivors coped with their experiences and how they were treated by post-war societies.
Researched topics are as varied as the academic disciplines involved - often without taking much notice of each other. It therefore seems time to take stock of current research and to open up new perspectives for future work by bringing together scholars from various disciplines such as history, sociology, psychology, political and social sciences.
We invite papers on all groups of survivors of Nazi persecution, be it for racial, political, religious, or sexual reasons. Groups covered by the conference will include - but not be limited to - Jews, Poles, Russians, Ukrainians, Sinti and Roma, political prisoners, homosexuals, Jehovah's Witnesses, prisoners of war, and the disabled.
All proposals which focus on any topic and theme on the "life after" are welcome, ranging from the experience of liberation to the transgenerational impact of persecution, individual and collective memory and consciousness, and also including questions of theory and methodology.
It is intended that the conference proceedings will be published.
Please send an abstract of no more than 250 words by 1 November 2001, preferably by email (Word attachment) to Dr. Johannes-Dieter Steinert at address below.
All proposals are subject to a review process.
A small fee will be charged for attending the conference. We hope to be able to exempt speakers from this fee. Further information and registration details will be made available by spring 2002.
Johannes-Dieter Steinert (University of Wolverhampton)
Inge Weber-Newth (University of North London)
Rainer Schulze (University of Essex)
Dr Johannes-Dieter Steinert
University of Wolverhampton
Division of History, Politics and International Studies
Dudley DY1 3HR
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