Call for Participants: 2014 Summer USHMM Workshop on New Directions in Holocaust Perpetrator Research, Washington, D.C.
We are seeking applicants to participate in a two-week workshop at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum to take place during the summer of 2014 (most likely late July/early August). This workshop seeks further exploring the nature of complicity in the Nazi genocidal project and the Holocaust by looking at perpetrator and/or collaborator groups that have not received as much scholarly attention. This group will strive to explore the limits of complicity and also the extent to which organizations and individuals lent their support to the murder of the Jews and other victims of the Nazis. Scholars will have the opportunity to use the Museum’s archival holding as well as to share their work with each other and participate in a public presentation at the end of the workshop hosted by the USHMM.
To that end, we are requesting proposals from researchers and scholars who are currently working on projects involving “new” groups of perpetrators or collaborators whose role in the Holocaust remains to be adequately explored. Applications from both junior and senior scholars as well as graduate students in all disciplines who are working in this area will be greatly welcomed. In addition, we are interested in applications from within the U.S. as well as from other countries.
Interested scholars should electronically submit a curriculum vitae and one-page research proposal/summary of research topic no later than 1 September to the organizers at the addresses below. Interested applicants are also encouraged to contact us with any questions that you may have. Please send all material to BOTH addresses.
Participants will receive (1) a stipend to offset the cost of direct travel to and from each participant’s home institution and Washington, DC; (2) lodging for the duration of the workshop; and (3) $500 toward the cost of incidental expenses, which will be distributed within two to four weeks of the workshop’s conclusion.
For more information, see http://www.ushmm.org/research/center/workshops/guideline/
Dr. Waitman W. Beorn
Louis and Frances Blumkin Professor of Holocaust and Genocide Studies
Assistant Professor of History
University of Nebraska- Omaha
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