The 11th biennial MTSU International Holocaust Studies Conference will convene October 16-18, 2013 on the campus of Middle Tennessee State University in Mufreesboro, TN at the James Union Building October 16-18th . Scholars from five of the six inhabited continents will journey to MTSU to deliver papers and presentations on a wide variety of Genocide and Holocaust Studies topics.
The link below to the Holocaust Studies Program website provides a complete conference schedule of all papers, brief biographies of the featured speakers and a list of sessions that are free and open to the public.
Three prominent scholars have been invited as featured speakers for the conference. Political Scientist Adam Jones, is a nationally recognized innovator in Genocide Studies; Historian Gerhard L. Weinberg is internationally acclaimed for his global history of World War II as well as his work in foreign policy and Holocaust studies, and Ursula Mahlendorf is a literary scholar and former Hitler Youth leader who will discuss her gender and political socialization in Nazi Germany. In other featured conference sessions the MTSU Women’s Chorale will present “Songs for Silenced Voices”; a very special liberator/survivor segment will focus on the experiences on one man who helped to liberate Dachau in 1945 and one man who was liberated that day and the final conference session will include presentations by three women who were hidden children who survived the Holocaust, but not without scars.
In addition, Professor Gerhard Weinberg has agreed to present a second public lecture titled “Roosevelt, Truman and the Holocaust” at AdamsPlace on Tuesday, October 15th at 4:00 pm. It also is free and open to the general public. AdamsPlace is located at 1927 Memorial Blvd., Murfreesboro, TN.
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