Conferences

The Holocaust after 75 years: History, Memory, Legacies’

University of Northumbria, 22-24 July 2020 [POSTPONED UNTIL 2021 DUE TO COVID-19]

The CFP for this conference has now closed.

We welcome paper and panel proposals on the broad theme of ‘The Holocaust after 75 years: History, Memory, Legacies’. We are interested in papers on all aspects of Holocaust studies and from all of its disciplines. We are particularly interested in papers that consider:

– The history of the perpetration of mass violence in the Nazi era
– Cultural histories of violence and the communities that produced it
– The experience and witnessing of Jewish and non-Jewish victims of Nazi violence
– The relationship between the Holocaust and other genocides (including those perpetrated by the Nazis) – The memory and representation of that violence, in all settings
– Geographies of Nazi violence
– Digital approaches to studying the Holocaust
– The Holocaust in (new) Social Media
– Object and material histories of the Holocaust
– Languages and the Holocaust

Paper proposals should be 200 words in length; while panel proposals should either consist of 3 papers, and should outline clearly the approach that they plan to take. We are open to proposals of other forms of presentation too. All proposals should be sent to bahs2020@northumbria.ac.uk by 30th January 2020 and should include a biography of the speaker.

As ever, BAHS encourages applications from scholars at every stage of an academic career, and is also keen to receive proposals from practitioners working in the education and museum sector.


Previous Conferences

Narratives of the Holocaust: British Association for Holocaust Studies Sixth Annual Conference‘, The University of Roehampton, 17-19 July 2019.


British Association for Holocaust Studies Fifth Annual Conference‘, The University of Leeds, 24-26 July 2018.

Interpreting Archives: British Association for Holocaust Studies Fourth Annual Conference‘, The University of Sheffield and The National Holocaust Centre and Museum, 25-27 July 2017. 

The Presence of the Holocaust in Society, Politics and Culture, c.1970 – 2015: British Association for Holocaust Studies Third Annual Conference‘, UCL Centre for Holocaust Education, University College London, 19-2

Another Time, Another Place? Challenges in Commemorating, Teaching and Researching the Holocaust 70 Years On: British Association for Holocaust Studies Second Annual Conference‘, The University of Birmingham, 21-22 July 2015.