2023 Holocaust Memory: Embodying the Past and the Aesthetics of Performance
Dr. Mehak Burza
Dr. Nils Roemer
Virtual Academic Conference
In collaboration with the Ackerman Center for Holocaust Studies at the University of Texas (Dallas), the Global Center for Religious Research (GCRR) is proud to announce the 2023 International eConference on Holocaust Memory. This multidisciplinary conference will bring together historians, specialists, and researchers from all over the world to discuss the need to preserve Holocaust remembrance.
The gradual passing of the generation that witnessed the Holocaust prompts us to explore new ways of representation and memorialization of their memories, as well as the catastrophic event that stands as a consummate case of absolute violence. The contemporary corpus of Holocaust commemoration encompasses a varied range of literary and digital forms including the use of AI technology through interactive holograms. These digital heritages have even become a part of Holocaust Museums across the globe. However, documentary theatre performances, enactments, artworks, sculptors, musical tributes, concerts and dance performances are becoming valuable methods for commemorating the Holocaust. These artistic representations thus alter the visual and auditory landscapes around the globe. We encourage proposals that interpret the theme of “performing Holocaust memory” from a wide range of vantage points and disciplines.