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This database has been created in order to facilitate exchange of information on the latest initiatives in the field of history and memory of 20th century in Europe. If you are looking for opportunities, check out current calls for applications / papers below. If you organise a relevant event, feel free to add your call by clicking the blue arrow:

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  1. Type: Fellowships
    Deadline: 28-02-2019
    Organiser: IWM

    Paul Celan Fellowships for Translators

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    Paul Celan (1920–1970) was a Romanian poet and translator. He was born as Paul Antschel into a Jewish family and changed his name to “Paul Celan”. While his parents were deported and eventually died in Nazi labor camps, Celan himself was interned for eighteen months before escaping to the Red Army. He is regarded as one of the most important German-language poets of the post-World War II era.

    The aim of the Paul Celan Fellowship Program is to overcome deficits and asymmetries in the exchange of ideas and the reception of scholarly literature which result from the division of Europe in the 20th century. Therefore, the program supports translations of canonical texts and contemporary key works in the humanities, social sciences and cultural studies from Eastern to Western, Western to Eastern, or between two Eastern European languages. Special emphasis is put on translations of relevant works written by East European authors and/or by female scholars. A thematic relation to one of the research fields of the IWM is likewise welcomed.
    Please note that fiction and poetry will not be accepted.

    Paul Celan Visiting Fellows are invited to spend three to six months between July 2019 and June 2020 at the IWM to pursue their translation projects. Fellows receive a monthly stipend in the amount of EUR 2,500 to cover all expenses related to the stay in Vienna. In addition, the IWM provides the fellows with an office including access to internet, in-house research and administrative facilities as well as other services free of charge.


    Applications have to be submitted via the online application form ( including:

    a curriculum vitae with a bibliography of translations and other relevant publications
    the name of the author and the work to be translated (from the original language) and an explanation for the choice thereof
    the exact number of pages
    a contract or a letter of intent from a publisher proof that the translator/ publisher holds the rights to the translation and its publication (or has an option for them)
    proof that the translator/ publisher holds the rights to the translation and its publication (or has an option for them)
    the planned date of publication
    information on the program of the publishing house

    Deadline for Application:
    February 28, 2019

    The finalists will be selected by a jury of experts. Applicants will be notified of the jury decision in late spring 2018. The jury is not required to publicly justify its decisions.
  2. Type: Conference
    Deadline: 28-02-2019
    Organiser: University of Göttingen

    New Approaches in Central and East European History: The Digital and Spatial Turn

    Call for Papers
    “New Approaches in Central and East European History: The Digital and Spatial Turn“
    November 7–9, 2019 in Lüneburg

    „Digital Humanities“, „spatial humanities,“ „digital history“ und „historical GIS“ are modern-day buzzwords in historical research. At the same time, the number of publications on digital and spatial history, especially on Central and Eastern Europe, is still limited.

    This conference aims to enhance the profile of Central and East European History in the field of spatial and digital history. Historical maps and cartography have always been important tools for historians. Spatial history is particularly suitable to make use of digital humanities and its tools. Historical Geographic Information Systems (GIS) provide ample opportunities for visualization, especially of big data, stimulating new research approaches and questions.

    This call for papers invites researchers who work in the field of spatial history and/or use digital methods such as historical GIS. Social scientists from other disciplines, whose work touches the fields of spatial and digital history are also welcome. Junior researchers (Assistant Professors, post-docs as well as well PhD students) are especially encouraged to apply. The research project does not have to be primarily framed in the digital context but it should have a spatial approach. Projects should cover the region of Central and Eastern Europe and a period between the 13th and the 20th century.

    Researchers whose work covers one of the following aspects are especially welcome to apply:
    • Border changes and/or population transfers
    • Germans and German speakers in East and East Central Europe
    • Processing data on social and economic change with digital methods
    • Analyzing space(s) and spatial development(s)
    • Using historical maps in the digital age

    The conference takes place November 7-9, 2019 in Lüneburg (near Hamburg), Germany.
    Conference languages are English and German.
    The conference is organized by the Department of History at the University of Göttingen. The organizers will cover the costs for accommodation and meals during the conference. Costs for travel will be reimbursed.

    Application deadline: 28 February 2019.
    More information on the application process can be found at:
  3. Type: Conference
    Deadline: 28-02-2019
    Location: University of Stirling, UK
    Organiser: University of Stirling, AHRC

    Narratives of Forced Migration in the Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries

    ‘Narratives of Forced Migration in the Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries’
    University of Stirling, UK
    16-18 September 2019

    Deadline: 28 February 2019

    The last century has seen millions of people displaced around the world as the result of war, persecution, or the end of empire. The current ‘migrant’ or ‘border crisis’ in the Mediterranean triggered by the war in Syria, uneven development in the Global South, and climate change is the most recent example of a succession of instances of forced mass migration. Within this long history of forced migration across continents and within Europe, we can also include the German Vertriebene, the French pieds-noirs, the Portuguese retornados, and forced migrants from the former Yugoslavia. These population movements posed acute political and social challenges to the receiving states, since they often embodied liminal positions being both citizens of receiving nation states and yet members of culturally distinct groups. These challenges often result in trauma for the individuals and families who experience them. In the longer term, migrants and receiving societies face the challenges of cultural integration, in which ethnicity, colonial ties and the associated legal status may, paradoxically, both facilitate acceptance and create barriers to it. The large number of forced migrants involved has implications for nationhood and identity on a supranational scale, leading to the production of new forms of cultural memory and political formulations in the present.

    This conference seeks to bring together and create a dialogue among scholars working on diverse geographical and historical instances of forced migration from a range of disciplinary perspectives in order to illuminate the processes of movement, integration and commemoration which characterise them. The primary focus of the conference will be forced migrations that have highlighted and/or called into question the internal and external borders of Europe, although comparative case-studies from beyond Europe are welcome. Above all, it seeks to assess the ‘connectedness’ of disparate cases of forced migrations and to consider the influence and impact of specific events on subsequent migrations and those groups involved in them. It builds on the historical and ethnographical work of scholars such as Andrea L. Smith (Europe’s Invisible Migrants, 2003) and Manuel Borutta and Jan Jansen (Vertriebene and Pieds-Noirs in Postwar Germany and France, 2016), and seeks to broaden their comparative analyses to consider other forced migrant groups, and to extend the scholarship into new disciplinary areas. The conference is interested in how narratives by and about forced migrants use imaginative means to make sense of and represent their experiences, and to construct post-migration identities through genres such as literature, film, music, photography, and documentary.

    The conference committee welcome proposals across disciplines of migration studies, cultural studies, history, politics, literature, visual culture, memory studies, and other relevant scholarly fields. The scope of the conference includes but is not limited to:

    Attitudes towards and reception of migrant groups
    The legalities of forced migration
    Impacts on nationhood and European identity
    Borderscapes and biopolitics
    State management of perceived ‘migrant crises’
    Forced migrants as political constituents and lobbying groups
    Gendered experiences of forced migration
    Queering migration
    Exile and trauma
    Nostalgia and constructions of ‘home’
    Cultural memory: inter-generational transmission, multidirectionality, and ‘connective’ narratives
    Public approaches to fostering integration
    (Re-)constructing community and diaspora
    Attempts at return

    For information about the application process, please see:
  4. Type: Workshops
    Deadline: 28-02-2019
    Organiser: Institute of Sociology and Philosophy of the Polish Academy of Sciences

    No Neighbours’ Land: Postwar Europe in a New Comparative Perspective.

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    No Neighbours’ Land: Postwar Europe in a New Comparative Perspective.

    International Workshop, Warsaw, 23-25 October 2019

    How does one get used to living in a house that had belonged to people who were deported? How does it feel to wear the dress of your murdered neighbor? What happens when half of the community vanishes overnight? Is it easier to cope if the process of destruction takes longer?

    The Institute of Sociology and Philosophy of the Polish Academy of Sciences (Warsaw), under the patronage of the Museum of the History of Polish Jews, invites applications for an intensive academic workshop focused on the social, economic and cultural consequences of the ethnic cleansing and forced resettlements in Europe during and immediately after World War II. The goal of our workshop is to gather researchers working on various geographical and historical contexts to develop a common theoretical and methodological framework for researching transnational post-war phenomena.

    Our workshop aims to fill a gap encompassing the fate of the “No Neighbours Land” of Europe and its inhabitants, who undertook the burdensome process of the post-catastrophe reconstruction. In the middle of 20th century, ethnic cleansings and deportations as well as political and social revolutions deprived this part of Europe of important Others, in both a class and an ethnic sense. The vanished Others were primarily Jews, but also included other national minorities: Poles in Ukraine, Belarus and Lithuania, Ukrainians in Poland, Hungarians in Romania, Finns in Karelia, Germans throughout all Central and Eastern Europe, and many others. Although much has been written on the victims and survivors, not that much attention was devoted to the witnesses and bystanders, who remained in the ‘Bloodlands’.

    As a result, in the immediate postwar period, many places in Europe (and East-Central Europe in particular) were left to deal with a substantial void in various areas of society: the economy, professional and social roles, everyday culture and tradition. Emptied households, towns and workshops were filled with other, resettled nationalities who took over new social roles, inhabited foreign cultural landscapes and normalized living in previously unfamiliar parts of the world.

    Although our focus is on post-1945 Europe, we invite proposals dealing with other time-frames (e.g. post-1974 Cyprus, aftermaths of the Yugoslavian war, the civil war in Greece) and cases from outside Europe. Our goal is to discuss new research in the field, but also to allow for networking and encourage the exchange of methodological and theoretical approaches. Proposals from disciplines other than history are most welcome.

    Possible topics might include, but are not limited to:

    - property transfer;

    - private and public discourses about the ‘vanished Others’;

    - witnessing and collaborating;

    - economic dysfunctions and professional shortages;

    - the emergence of new social and political orders;

    - changes in the social structure;

    - changes in social norms and values;

    - changing cultural practices in the context of a lost multi-ethnicity;

    - symbolic spaces: cemeteries, places of worship and monuments;

    - memory, commemoration and identity – long lasting aspects of the problem.

    Please send your paper proposal (no more than 350 words) and short CV (max. 2 pages) to by February 28, 2019.

    The list of chosen participants will be announced by the end of March 2019. Successful applicants will be asked to send their draft papers in advance to be forwarded to the commentators.

    There is no conference fee. Accommodation in Warsaw might be offered depending on the obtained funding.
  5. Type: Fellowships
    Deadline: 01-03-2019
    Organiser: Holodomor Research and Education Consortium

    2019 HREC Research Grants Competition

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    The Holodomor Research and Education Consortium (HREC) announces its 2019 Research Grants Competition. The grants are intended to support research that expands our understanding of the Holodomor, the publication of research results, preservation of materials, and organization of and participation in academic forums. Grants for individuals will not exceed $6,000.00 CAD, with most grants ranging from $1,000.00 to $3,000.00 CAD in past years. HREC also accepts proposals for collaborative projects that engage scholars and institutions from both in and outside Ukraine. Collaborative grants may be awarded for a maximum of $15,000.00 CAD.

    Please send the following materials by March 1, 2019, to

    CV. Include a list of published works, if any. (If proposing a collaborative project, please include CV’s for the scholars submitting jointly or representatives of each institution.)
    Proposal (2-3 double-spaced pages) outlining the aims and significance of the project and proposed methodology. The proposal should address the existing literature on the topic and how the project will add to our knowledge. Please include a one-paragraph summary of your project as the introduction to your proposal.
    Budget outlining how the proposed funding will be used.
    Letter of recommendation, preferably from an academic supervisor or head of department.
    Please use “Grants Competition” in the subject line of your emailed application.

    Also, we ask that you include your name in the file name of each document you submit as well as at the top of each page.

    Applications will be accepted in English, French, or Ukrainian.

    Applicants will be informed of the outcome of the competition by April 1, 2019.
  6. Type: Workshops
    Deadline: 01-03-2019
    Location: University of Utrecht
    Organiser: Mnemonics: Network for Memory Studies

    Call for Papers Mnemonics 2019: Memory and Activism

    The annual Mnemonics Summer School serves as an interactive forum in which junior and senior memory scholars meet in an informal and convivial setting to discuss each other’s work and to reflect on new developments in the field of memory studies. The aim is to help PhD students refine their research questions, strengthen the methodological and theoretical underpinnings of their projects, and gain further insight into current trends in memory scholarship.

    The eighth Mnemonics: Network for Memory Studies summer school will be hosted by the Utrecht Forum for Memory Studies, Wednesday 18 – Friday 20 September 2019, at Utrecht University, The Netherlands.

    The 2019 topic will be Memory and Activism. In recent years scholars have increasingly recognized that some practices of cultural memory look as much to the future as to the past, and that the commemoration of past events can be intimately linked to attempts to change the present and create a different future (e.g. Tetrault 2014; Reading and Katriel 2015; Katriel 2016; Eyerman 2016; Gutman 2017; Rigney 2018; Chidgey 2018; Altinay et al. 2019). The 2019 PhD summer school will explore further, both theoretically and through the study of particular cases, the interplay between memory and activism. It aims to expand and refine our conceptual and methodological tools for capturing this nexus by approaching our topic along three axes of inquiry:

    memory activism: how people work together to shape memory culture as a contribution to present-day politics
    the memory of activism: how acts of civil resistance are culturally remembered
    memory in activism: how memory informs civil resistance in the present
    We invite paper proposals from PhD students that contribute to any of these lines of inquiry or explore their points of intersection. We welcome contributions from across disciplines reflecting on the cultural, social, methodological, or ethical issues in this emerging field of research. Possible topics include, but are certainly not restricted to, the following:

    What political or aesthetic strategies do activists employ to intervene in collective memory?
    How do memory activists navigate different scales of remembrance (national, local, transnational, etc.)?
    How do activist movements shape and control how they themselves will be remembered?
    Have specific cultural forms and genres been used to capture the memory of civil resistance?
    What emotional or affective registers are activated by the memory of activism compared to the remembering of trauma and violent conflict?
    What “shapes of the past” do social movements themselves call into being: in what ways do they invoke the past and to what effect?
    How have activists deployed new memory strategies and technologies, and how have these travelled?
    How have activists made common cause across national and other boundaries and worked to create new mnemonic communities?
    How do we need to update our theoretical and methodological toolbox to deal with activist memory?

    The summer school will include several keynote sessions and general discussions. The main emphasis, however, is on the presentation of PhD work in progress in the form of panels of 3 students who each give a 15-minute talk that is based on their ongoing research while also relevant to the theme of this year’s school. In order to foster feedback and discussion, each panel will be chaired by a senior scholar who acts as respondent and kicks off the extensive Q&A. The summer school will also include a workshop on professional skills and career planning.

    Participants are expected to be able to present their work in an accessible manner to the group at large within the time allotted. They are also expected to pre-circulate their paper to the other members of their panel and to the organizers at least 3 weeks in advance of the school. Finally, they are expected to be in full attendance for the duration of the school.

    Practical Information
    Local Organizers

    Mnemonics 2019 will be hosted by the Utrecht Forum for Memory Studies, at Utrecht University.


    All events will take place at Utrecht University, at the Sweelinckzaal, Drift 21. This monumental building is located in the centre of town and easy to reach by public transport. Utrecht is a major railway junction; trains to Schiphol Airport (Amsterdam) take 25 minutes.


    Wednesday 18 September 2019, 9.00 a.m. – Friday 20 September 2019, 3.30 p.m.


    The registration fee for the summer school is €100; successful applicants will be expected to pay this fee in advance (more information to follow). This fee covers tuition, lunches, refreshments, and a collective dinner. It does not cover accommodation. However, we do offer discount accommodation with Star Lodge hotel (direct bus connection to our location); €85 per night for a single room; €42 per night sharing; including breakfast. A fee waiver may be requested in case of severe financial need.

    N.B. If you would like to avail of the discount accommodation, you should indicate this in your application, specifying your preference for a single or a shared room.


    Submissions are open to all doctoral students interested in memory studies. Half of the 24 available places are reserved for students affiliated with Mnemonics partner institutions.

    If you wish to be considered for a position, you should send: A 300-words abstract for a 15-minute paper (including title, your name, and institutional affiliation), a description of your doctoral research project (one paragraph), and a short CV (max. 1 page) as a single Word or PDF document to utrechtmemorystudies [at] uu [dot] nl.

    Applications should be submitted by 1 March 2019, 11.00 p.m. (CET). Notification of acceptance: 1 April 2019.
  7. Type: Conference
    Deadline: 01-03-2019
    Location: Warsaw
    Organiser: Instytut Pileckiego

    CALL FOR PAPERS | The Onset of the New Order: Europe 1939–1940

    The 80th anniversary of the outbreak of the Second World War gives us an opportunity to focus scholarly attention on this crucial moment in history. Between the German invasion of Poland on the 1st of September 1939 and the spring of 1940, when Hitler turned his attention towards the West, Europe first experienced the full implications of an occupation and a total war that would seek to destroy whole societies, nations, and peoples.

    It was in Poland that the Nazi New Order for Europe would first begin to be implemented, and where it would be most fully felt – a premonition of what was in store for the whole of Europe. Almost simultaneously, Poland would also experience invasion and occupation by the Soviet Union, beginning a similar process of state destruction, mass deportations and repression. This would soon be followed by Soviet occupation in much of Finland and of the Baltic states. This moment may then serve as a locus for many issues that arise both in our scholarship and in our common understanding of the war.

    Issues such as the nature of Totalitarianism and how it was understood by the governments and peoples of the allied nations in those moments leading up to and following the two invasions; or the effects of total war upon the civilian populations and upon the Jewish diaspora as a collective trauma, and how this has shaped our memories and our narratives of this period; or how our understanding of the modern world, with its rapid military, technological, political and social changes, full of threats and possibilities, was formed in this most violent of crucibles.

    To fully explore this critical event, we would like to welcome papers from all disciplines, and while our primary focus is on this particular opening stage of the war we are certainly open to topics that place it in a wider chronological and/or geographic context. We are also very much interested in exploring not only the historical circumstances of September 1939, but how we craft our present day understanding of it through scholarship, culture, museums, education, and other means. Some possible topics for papers might therefore include – without of course being limited to – the following:

    Totalitarian and Democratic ideologies before and after 1939
    The nature of total war: economies, societies and cultures at war
    A comparison of Nazi and Stalinist totalitarianisms
    Individual memory and institutional discourse about the war
    Displacement, incarceration and the coming Holocaust
    International organizations and law before and after 1939
    Propaganda, information, and public understanding of the war
    Modern warfare and military (un)preparedness in 1939
    Historiography and interpretation of 1939 and of the war
    Carriers of war memory and narratives: war literature, cinema, art and culture
    Monuments, commemorations and public memorialization of 1939
    The destruction of cities, monuments, and cultural wealth – the landscape of war
    Proposals should include an abstract of no more than 200 words and a brief bio of the author, along with the completed submission form, which can be downloaded at Proposals must be received by March 1 2019 in order to be considered, and acceptance will be announced by April 1.

    Registration is free of charge. The conference will be open to public. A limited number of travel grants up to 500 Euro will also be available (reasons for requesting grants must be included on the submission form). Accommodation and meals during the conference will be covered by the Pilecki Institute.
  8. Type: Other
    Deadline: 03-03-2019
    Location: Poland, Germany
    Organiser: EVZ Foundation

    Projects for the digital//memory funding programme in Poland and Germany

    he EVZ Foundation has designed this funding programme to test digital formats for historical-civic education (call for proposals 2019 in Poland and Germany). We want to encourage projects that utilize the learning and communication environments of today's information society to strengthen the democratic community.

    The projects, serving to help develop a culture of remembrance 4.0, will combine digital methods with the authenticity of locations and historical experience. We are promoting solutions to educational challenges in the digital age, supporting the cooperation between education organizations and digital society stakeholders from the Civic Tech sector.

  9. Type: Fellowships
    Deadline: 15-03-2019
    Organiser: Visegrad Fund

    Visegrad Scholarship Program

    Master and post-Master scholars and researchers who are citizens of the Visegrad countries can apply for scholarship to study at any accredited university/institute within V4 and in Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Kosovo*, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Serbia and Ukraine.

    Master and post-Master scholars and researchers who are citizens of Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Kosovo*, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro Serbia and Ukraine can apply for a scholarship to study in the Visegrad countries.

    Your application must be submitted online via My Visegrad by March 15, 12.00 (noon) and must include the following enclosures (in English or accompanied by certified translation):

    If applying for Master’s scholarship, you have to upload scan of a valid identification document, transcript of records for the last 2 duly terminated semesters and the letter of acceptance from the host university that is not older than 3 months

    If applying for Post-Master’s scholarship, you have to upload scan of a valid identification document, letter of acceptance including detailed working plan of the study/research from the host university that is not older than 3 months

    More information on how to apply, including information on finding the host university is available in Scholarship Instructions:
  10. Type: Conference
    Deadline: 15-03-2019
    Organiser: Nordost Institut, Wrocław University, German Historical Institute Warsaw

    Minorities, Migration and Memory in East European Borderlands (1945–present)

    Call for Papers
    “Minorities, Migration and Memory in East European Borderlands (1945–present)”
    September 24–26, 2019 in Warsaw

    The conference is organized by the DFG/NCN – Project "Jews and Germans in Polish Collective Memory" at the Nordost Institut (IKGN e.V.) and the Department of Sociology of Wrocław University and the German Historical Institute Warsaw.
    Deadline: March 15, 2019

    Located in the periphery of one country and in the proximity of another, borderlands form crossroads of different political systems and cultural spheres. Subjected to competing interests of the bordering states, most borderlands share a troubled past with shifting borders and changing rulers.

    Due to their contested character, the population's loyalty and sense of belonging constitute sensitive and disputed topics. Thus aggressive nationalism including rejection and exclusion of the (often imagined) "Other" influenced borderland identities. Conflicts between ethnic or cultural groups and the repression of minorities are a common feature of many borderlands.
    At the same time, borderlands were and are home to various languages and dialects, religions and ethnicities, creating diverse and entangled cultures. Their function of cross-border communicators, and thus translators between the interior and exterior, further enhances pluralism and flexibility.
    Certainly, the nature of the border determines the landscapes of borderlands. As long as the border is permeable, borderlands are places of trade, transfer and transnational influence. In cases of closed borders, borderlands resemble fortified toeholds with massive military presence and control of the population.
    Borderlands seem to be strongly determined by dualities, as for instance the relation between two empires, between center and periphery, the two sides of the border, or its open or closed status, between majorities and minorities. However to study borderlands, we need to grasp the complexity that evolves from the entanglement of these different dynamics. Interpretative framework of a single group or society as well as a focus on a single duality fail to explain historical processes in borderlands.
    We suggest to study borderlands as places of cultural, political and social entanglement, with ever changing dynamics of communication and circulation. Moreover, we interpret borderlands as heterotopian places that might at times adapt to hegemonial discourse but often rather challenge them.
    Our conference thus aims to discuss approaches towards borderlands that take transregional perspectives and focus on dynamics of entanglement, disentanglement and transfer. Observing landscapes and storylines over time and in various regions we aspire to identify the Eigensinn of borderlands - dynamics of how people relate to the border, the other side of the border, the borderland as region and the respective center. Looking for influential factors and patterns, we are particularly interested in similar dynamics that develop in different regions at different times.

    For this purpose we invite scholars from all disciplines who focus on borderland topics in the region of Eastern and Central Eastern Europe and the post-war period until today (1945–2018). Potential topics may include, but are not limited to:
    • Borderland identities between separation and suture
    • Nationalism and regionalism
    • Inclusion, exclusion and repression
    • Border shift and association with changing powers
    • Cultural heritage and landscapes of memory
    • Borderland biographies
    • Multiethnicity, multilinguality, multireligiosity
    • Center-periphery relations and the Eigensinn of peripheries
    • Forced migration, work migration and multiple citizenship
    • Gender and childhood in borderlands
    • Borderlands in literature

    We invite abstracts of 300 words by March 15, 2019.

    For invited participants, accommodation and travel costs will be covered. We aim to publish selected papers after the conference.

    For more information about the application process, please see:
  11. Type: Workshops
    Deadline: 15-03-2019
    Location: Washington, D.C.
    Organiser: Yad Vashem's International Institute for Holocaust Research, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Polish Center for Holocaust Research

    Workshop: New Findings on Poland and Its Neighbors. Interdisciplinary Approaches to the Study of the Holocaust

    Applications are due March 15.

    The Center for Research on the Holocaust in Poland at Yad Vashem's International Institute for Holocaust Research, the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and the Polish Center for Holocaust Research at the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology at the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw invite applications for a research workshop entitled New Findings on Poland and Its Neighbors: Interdisciplinary Approaches to the Study of the Holocaust. The workshop will take place at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C.

    The workshop will bring together scholars to present new, original, and unpublished research that takes a comparative approach to the Holocaust – and its antecedents and aftermath – in Poland. Projects may compare Poland and neighboring countries and/or may examine the Holocaust in Poland through social-scientific paradigms founded on comparative analysis, whether in domestic or transnational focus. Projects that explore the interdisciplinary nature of the Polish school of Holocaust studies and its impact on the field more generally are also welcome. Participants will present their current research projects with special focus on methodological problems or challenges. Daily sessions will be comprised of research, presentations, and discussion of the participants’ work. The workshop will be conducted in English.

    Applications are welcome from scholars affiliated with universities, research institutions, or memorial sites and in any relevant academic discipline, including anthropology, archeology, art history, genocide studies, geography, history, Jewish studies, law, literature, philosophy, political science, psychology, sociology, religion, Romani studies, and others. Applications will be accepted from scholars at all levels of their careers, from Ph.D. candidates to senior faculty.

    The co-organizers will reimburse the costs of round-trip economy-class air tickets to/from Washington, D.C., and related incidental expenses, up to a maximum reimbursable amount calculated by home institution location, which will be distributed within 6-8 weeks of the workshop’s conclusion. The co-organizers will also provide hotel accommodation for 6 nights, with arrival scheduled for Sunday, July 28 and departure on Saturday, August 3. Participants are required to attend the full duration of the workshop.

    The deadline for receipt of applications is Friday, March 15, 2019. Applications must include an abstract of no more than 300 words outlining the specific project that the applicant is working on, plans to research, and is prepared to present; and a short bio. All application materials must be submitted in English online at

    This program is made possible by a generous gift by the Tramiel Charitable Trust Fund for the Study of the Holocaust in Poland to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum's Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies, and is supported by the Aaron Gutwirth Fund and the Danek Gertner Yad Vashem Scholarship.