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User: the_holocaust (posted by fuli_tschai)
Date: 2008-02-04 18:10
Subject: Current international research on survivors of Nazi persecution
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Final Call for Papers:

Beyond camps and forced labour: current international research on survivors of Nazi persecution.

Third international multidisciplinary conference, to be held at the Imperial War Museum, London, 7-9 January 2009


This conference is planned as a follow-up to the two successful conferences,
which took place at the Imperial War Museum in London in 2003 and 2006. It will
continue to build on areas previously investigated, and also open up new fields
of academic enquiry.

The aim is to bring together scholars from a variety of disciplines who are
engaged in research on all groups of survivors of Nazi persecution. These will
include - but are not limited to - Jews, Gypsies and Slavonic people, Jehovah's
Witnesses, homosexuals, Soviet prisoners of war, political dissidents, members
of underground movements, the disabled, the so-called 'racially impure', and
forced labourers. For the purpose of the conference, a 'survivor' is defined as
anyone who suffered any form of persecution by the Nazis or their allies as a
result of the Nazis' racial, political, ideological or ethnic policies from
1933 to 1945, and who survived the Second World War.

The organisers welcome proposals, which focus on topics and themes of the 'life
after', ranging from the experience of liberation to the trans-generational
impact of persecution, individual and collective memory and consciousness, and
questions of theory and methodology. We are also interested in comparative
papers that discuss the experience of victims of forced population transfers
during the war and in the immediate post-war years, including the
historiographical development from polemical and memoirist approaches to
empirical, analytical, and critical studies.

Specific conference themes anticipated are:

* DPs in post-war Europe
* Reception and resettlement
* Survivors in Eastern Europe
* Exiles and refugees in the reconstruction process
* Rescuers and liberators
* Child survivors
* Women survivors and gender issues
* Trials and justice
* Testimony and memory
* Film and photography
* Psychological approaches: trauma, amnesia, intergenerational transmission
* Educational issues
* Remembrance and memorials
* Museums and archives

The Advisory Board consists of: Dan Bar-On (Ben Gurion University of the Negev),
Wolfgang Benz (Technical University Berlin), Gerhard Botz (University of
Vienna), Helga Embacher (University of Salzburg), Evelyn Friedlander (Hidden
Legacy Foundation, London), Atina Grossmann (Cooper Union, New York), Wolfgang
Jacobmeyer (University of M�nster), Yosefa Loshitzky (University of East
London), Hanna Ulatowska (University of Texas at Dallas), Inge Weber-Newth
(London Metropolitan University).

Fees: No more than GBP135 for speakers. The fee includes admission to all panels
and evening events, lunches, coffees and teas. Further information and
registration details will be made available in 2008.

It is intended to publish the conference proceedings. The conference is being organised by:

Suzanne Bardgett, Imperial War Museum, London
David Cesarani, Royal Holloway, University of London
Jessica Reinisch, Birkbeck College London
Johannes-Dieter Steinert, University of Wolverhampton

*source: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Roma_Daily_News/message/7290

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