"Soviet Jewish Soldiers, Jewish Resistance, and Jews in the USSR during the Holocaust"
Organized by the Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies,
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and the Skirball Department of Hebrew and Judaic Studies, New York University
Supported by The Blavatnik Family Foundation, Corinne P. and Maurice R. Greenberg Foundation, and The Starr Foundation
16-17 November 2008
New York City
International Call for Papers
On November 16-17, 2008, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museumís Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies and New York Universityís Skirball Department of Hebrew and Judaic Studies are organizing an international scholarly conference on Soviet Jewish Soldiers, Jewish Resistance, and Jews in the USSR during the Holocaust. This conference will take place in New York City at NYUís Skirball Department of Hebrew and Judaic Studies.
Masses of rich material have become available since the dissolution of the Soviet Union, providing new insight into previously under-researched aspects of the Holocaust on Soviet territory. This joint conference will examine the Soviet Jewish experience during World War II and the Holocaust, including but not limited to: Soviet Jewish soldiers at home and abroad; representations of Jewish soldiers in press, literature, and films; contextual issues such as German, Axis, and Soviet policies and attitudes during the Holocaust; Soviet Jewish combatants in the struggle against Fascism; camps and ghettos in the Soviet Union; Soviet Jewish life and culture; collaboration as a Soviet and post-Soviet issue; and the Soviet Shoah and the evolution of Soviet Jewish consciousness.
Proposals are welcome from scholars in all relevant academic disciplines, including advanced graduate students. Applicants interested in presenting a paper should be currently researching or completing projects related to the above or to other themes that shed new light on an under-studied aspect of the Soviet Jewish experience during World War II. Successful candidates will be required to submit a copy of their presentation six weeks in advance of the conference, for circulation among all conference participants.
For applicants whose papers are accepted, the conference organizers will fund conference-related travel and lodging expenses.
The conference will be conducted in English.
If you would like to propose a paper for this conference, please send a cover letter, your curriculum vitae, and a one-page abstract of your proposed paper to: Dr. Suzanne Brown-Fleming, Senior Program Officer, Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, 100 Raoul Wallenberg Place, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2126. For queries, contact (202) 314-7802. Application materials may also be emailed to email@example.com or faxed to the attention of Dr. Brown-Fleming at 202-479-9726.
The deadline for receipt of proposals is 15 March 2008. Participants will be selected and notified no later than 15 April 2008.
Dr. Suzanne Brown-Fleming
Senior Program Officer
Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
100 Raoul Wallenberg Place, S.W.
Washington, D.C. 20024-2126.
Phone: (202) 314-7802
Fax: (202) 479-9726 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Visit the website at http://www.ushmm.org/research/center
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