The Holocaust and Europe: Research Trends, Pedagogical Approaches, and Political Challenges
For the first time ever, a special Lessons and Legacies Conference will take place in Europe, the continent where the Holocaust occurred. A central goal of the conference is to stimulate international debate and exchange among Holocaust scholars, not least between those from North America, Europe, and Israel.
Sponsored by the Holocaust Educational Foundation of Northwestern University, the Center for Holocaust Studies at the Institute for Contemporary History in Munich, the Federal Agency for Civic Education, and Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU), the conference invites proposals for papers, panels, and
Proposals should relate to recent issues and advances in Holocaust scholarship and conform broadly to the conference theme. We welcome submissions that utilize various methodologies and perspectives. Proposals that address broad explanatory frameworks, representation, pedagogy, and memory, and from disciplines other than history are strongly encouraged.
The Conference will reflect particularly on the legacy of WWII and the Holocaust, and the consequences for Holocaust research and education vis-à-vis growing nationalist and right-wing populist challenges. It will include visits to relevant memorial sites, documentation centers, and authentic places of Nazi rule and the Holocaust.