BEYOND CAMPS AND FORCED LABOUR - 60 YEARS ON. Second international multidisciplinary conference, to be held at the Imperial War Museum, London, on 11-13 January 2006
CALL FOR PAPERS
The aim of the conference is to bring together scholars from a variety of disciplines who are engaged in research on all groups of survivors of Nazi persecution. These will include - but are not limited to - Jews, Gypsies and Slavonic people, Jehovah’s Witnesses, homosexuals, Soviet prisoners of war, political dissidents, members of underground movements, the disabled, the so-called ‘racially impure’, and forced labourers. For the purpose of the conference, a ‘survivor’ is defined as anyone who suffered any form of persecution by the Nazis or their allies as a result of the Nazis’ racial, political, ideological or ethnic policies from 1933 to 1945, and who survived the Second World War.
The organisers welcome proposals which focus on topics and themes of the ‘life after’, ranging from the experience of liberation to the trans-generational impact of persecution, individual and collective memory and consciousness, and questions of theory and methodology. As an innovation, and in response to recent debate, papers in the following two new areas of research are also invited:
Comparative papers that discuss the construction of memory of other victims of the war in literature and historiography.
Papers on educational issues (‘Survivors of Nazi persecution’ as a topic in educational institutions, museums, the media, etc.).
Specific conference themes anticipated are: DPs in post-war-Europe - Reception and Resettlement - Survivors in Eastern Europe - Trials and Justice - Testimonies - Memory and Identity - Construction of Memory in Literature - Intergenerational Transmission - Psychological Approaches - Child Survivors - Women Survivors and Gender Issues
The Advisory Board consists of: Suzanne Bardgett (Imperial War Museum, London), Dan Bar-On (Ben Gurion University of the Negev), Wolfgang Benz (Technische Universität Berlin), Gerhard Botz (Universität Wien), David Cesarani (Royal Holloway, University of London), Evelyn Friedlander (Hidden Legacy Foundation, London), Wolfgang Jacobmeyer (Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster), Wolf Schmidt (Körber-Stiftung, Hamburg), Hanna Ulatowska (University of Texas at Dallas).
Please send an abstract of 200-250 words together with biographical background of about 50 words by 15 March 2005 to: Dr Johannes-Dieter Steinert (e-mail address given below).
All proposals are subject to a review process.
Fees: £115 for speakers. This includes admission to all panels and evening events, lunches, coffees and teas. Further information and registration details will be made available in 2005.
It is intended to publish the conference proceedings. The proceedings of the first conference will be published in spring 2005 by Secolo Verlag, Osnabrück. Further information will be available in November 2004 at the web address shown below.
The conference is being organised by
University of Wolverhampton
History and Governance
Research Institute (HAGRI)
London Metropolitan University
Institute for the Study of
European Transformations (ISET)
Dr Johannes-Dieter Steinert
University of Wolverhampton
History and Governance Research Institute (HAGRI)
Millennium City Building
Wolverhampton WV1 1SB
United Kingdom Email: email@example.com Visit the website at http://www.secolo-verlag.de
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