Call For Papers

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: Conference
    Deadline: 03-04-2020
    Location: Graz
    Organiser: Universität Graz
    Conference

    Core Concepts of History Didactics and Historical Education in Intercultural Perspectives

    The department for Didactics of History, Social Studies and Citizenship Education, University of Graz organizes the Graz Conference 2020. Historical consciousness – Historical thinking – Historical culture. Core Concepts of History Didactics and Historical Education in Intercultural Perspectives. Reflections on Achievements – Challenges for the New Generation“

    The Conference takes place 20-23 April 2020 in Graz, Austria (University of Graz and Conference hotel Weitzer)

    Conference language: English

    We invite you to submit an abstract for a presentation (max. 20 min), a poster or a workshop (45min/90 min) for the Graz Conference 2020 and/or a paper for the conference publications.

    Download CALL Graz Conference 2020: https://static.uni-graz.at/fileadmin/veranstaltungen/grazconference2020/CALL/Call_for_Papers_Graz_Conference_2020_F.pdf
    Download FORM “Abstract Submission”: https://static.uni-graz.at/fileadmin/veranstaltungen/grazconference2020/CALL/Abstract_Submission_Graz_Conference_2020.docx

    Deadline for the submission of abstracts: 14th February 2020

    Please send the document "Abstract Submission" to
    grazconference2020(at)uni-graz.at

    If you have any questions don’t hesitate to contact the Conference Organization Team: grazconference2020(at)uni-graz.at

    We are looking forward to your proposals!
  2. Type: Other
    Deadline: 20-04-2020
    Location: Friedrichstraße 200 10117 Berlin
    Organiser: Stiftung "Erinnerung, Verantwortung und Zukunft" (EVZ)
    Other

    Call for proposals, funding program “young people remember”

    Coming to terms with Nazi tyranny and fighting racism, anti-Semitism, racism against Roma and Sinti, and homophobia are important foundations of our democracy and liberal society. The "Young People Remember" federal program aims to provide greater support for commemorative institutions and the remembrance of Nazi injustice and enable more young people to engage with history. The EVZ Foundation implements internationally oriented parts of the "Young People Remember" federal program with funding from the Federal Foreign Office.

    1. Bi- and multilateral youth encounters at historical sites of National Socialist persecution and extermination

    By promoting international encounters between young people, the program aims to strengthen factual knowledge of the causes, developments, and dimensions of National Socialist crimes. In this context, particular importance is attached to developments ranging from devaluation and exclusion to the dehumanization of certain groups. The relevance of history and historical awareness and their relationship to the world young people live in is to play a key role in the projects. Through personal encounters at historical locations and engagement with historical events and experiences, the EVZ Foundation also strives to contribute to strengthening the European idea. It is important that the project work includes the broad spectrum of historical sites of Nazi persecution and extermination in Central and Eastern Europe (e.g. former ghettos, forced labor camps, concentration camps, mass execution sites). Developing and testing new methods and formats for encounters between young people is the focus of this call for proposals.

    2.2. International exchange of expertise

    Encounters between bi- and multilateral groups at authentic sites of National Socialist persecution allow participants to learn about history while relating it to present times in an intercultural setting and in a specific, sustainable way. These encounters are characterized by different perspectives and approaches that provide for their special quality. However, they also represent a particular challenge for the young people involved and the instructors from the formal and non-formal education sector who are working with them. The call for applications for the international exchange of expertise aims firstly to foster an exchange regarding the existing offers of the memorials and historical learning sites for international groups of young people. The second objective is to develop ideas for international workshops over multiple days which provide offers and help develop additional concepts for international youth encounters at memorials and historical sites. We want to encourage instructors and disseminators from non-formal educational settings as well as teachers and student teachers to make increased use of international encounters at sites where historical experiences took place in the course of their professional activities, and we aim to support them in this with further training.

    Activities eligible for funding include preparing an idea and/or conducting bi- and multilateral workshops over multiple days to provide offers and develop concepts for international youth encounters at memorials or sites where historical experiences took place. These are to be tailored to the respective target group, including students who are studying to work as teachers or in the areas of education or social work, for student teachers who are working in the education system, or for teachers who completed their practical training eight years ago at most.

    The duration is a maximum of 15 months.

    The call for applications is currently planned to be published at the beginning of May. We will communicate the exact date, the potential funding amounts, as well as the application criteria and forms on our website as soon as possible.

    3. Digital provision formats

    The provision of knowledge and information and the critical examination of National Socialism are increasingly being carried out via digital formats and channels today. Historical revisionism and forms of antisemitism, anti-gypsyism, and group-focused enmity are gaining increasing influence in these areas (for example, online hate speech, new forms of antisemitism, and denial and falsification of the Holocaust). This part of the program therefore promotes the development of applications that establish links between digital methods and the authenticity of sites and historical experiences. The EVZ Foundation advances solutions that address educational challenges in the digital age and makes it possible to implement, test, evaluate, and further develop digital formats for a culture of remembrance on a European scale. Support is therefore also provided to international partnerships between educational organizations and stakeholders from the digital society in the civic tech area.

    Funding is provided to projects such as those that develop, enhance, and/or test prototypes of digital tools and/or have a special effect in digital environments. These projects can be from the area of interactive biographies or virtual reality applications as well as from augmented reality, apps, serious games, or media stations. Funding is also provided to projects that are already implementing these tools in education and communication processes while also evaluating them or to projects that have an impact in the digital environment (for example, social media campaigns, bots, algorithmization, and interactive websites.)

    The duration is a maximum of 12 months.

    The call for applications is currently planned to be published at the end of June. We will communicate the exact date, the potential funding amounts, as well as the application criteria and forms on our website as soon as possible.</p>

    The deadline for the first call for applications in the "Young people remember” funding program, “Funding line: Bi- and multilateral youth encounters at historic sites of National Socialist persecution and extermination", has been extended to April 20, 2020.
    The projects no longer have to begin on June 1, 2020. Please submit a coherent schedule that still plans for a project duration of 18 months ending no later than June 1, 2022. The start date can be set according to your scheduling. The EVZ Foundation is aware that, due to the current coronavirus pandemic and the as yet unpredictable situation, some youth encounters may not be able to take place as set out in the application schedule. However, we are currently assuming that it will be possible to organize trips and encounters in 2021. Please note further information on the website and use the new application documents. We are still offering consultation via e-mail.
  3. Type: Publication
    Deadline: 30-04-2020
    Location:
    Organiser: Praktyka Teoretyczna / Theoretical Practice Journal
    Publication

    Subversive Concepts in Revolutionary Times

    Abstract submission deadline: April 30, 2020

    Text submission deadline: September 15, 2020

    Planned date of publication: March 2021

    For centuries revolutionary movements have sought adequate categories to both criticize the existing world and to express the desire for a new one. Medieval Heretics, French revolutionaries, Russian social-democrats one hundred years later, or anticolonial militants – all had to face not only the armed forces defending the current order, but also confronted fossilized political discourses against which the expression of new ideas had to struggle.

    Yet while revolutionary movements radically and widely reshaped the political vernacular, historians have mainly restricted their studies to elite discourse. The so-called Cambridge School, the influential German tradition of Begriffsgeschichte, or Jacques Guilhaumou and his collaborators, for instance, have all worked with methodological tool-kits designed to investigate conceptual innovations pursued mainly by political or symbolic elites.

    While elite writers might act subversively by coining concepts that could become weapons in the hands of mass social movements, it is only in trickling down to the revolutionary masses who subsequently reappropriate and rearticulate those concepts, do they become truly popular and revolutionary.

    Movements not only wield concepts that transcend the limits of the political imaginary, their expression and communication extends beyond elite media. Songs, poems and tales, banners and wood engravings have all served as important media for the expression of popular unrest. So too have the hidden transcripts of reception applied to the more top-down discourses that questioned their intended impact on the ground.

    The central objective of this themed issue of Praktyka Teoretyczna is to overcome the existing elitist bias within the history of concepts. By applying novel methodological approaches and studying militant socio-political concepts along with their popular expression, we seek to examine subversive languages that have actively reconstructed understandings of the society and the enunciating subject. We invite contributions examining democratized, revolutionary concepts spreading across the social spectrum but also carrying the “popular” core, actively rebuilding society, concepts forged, profoundly redefined or, on the contrary, jettisoned by revolutionary movements. The scope of our interest is not limited to any particular place and time, we look for inspiring instances from different epochs and contexts.

    While the editors will accept article submissions for review without the prior submission of an abstract, we strongly encourage interested authors to contact us in advance. In the run-up to publication panels on the issue theme are planned for Historical Materialism London Conference 2020, History of Concepts Group Conference Berlin 2020 among others; the editors hope to develop a wider dialogue with potential contributors to the issue.

    Abstracts and full papers should be submitted via the online submission platform (https://pressto.amu.edu.pl/index.php/prt/about/submissions#onlineSubmissions). In exceptional cases, they may be sent directly to praktyka.teoretyczna(at)gmail.com

    A special section will be dedicated to the conceptual change from below and the global shockwaves in the inter-revolutionary period between 1905 and 1917.

    Exemplary areas of inquiry:

    Peasants’ rebellions and their key concepts
    Proletarians and conceptual change
    Popular media and conceptual change
    Conceptual emanations of the multitude, rabble and crowd
    Rebellion and reaction: elitist concepts towards popular unrest
    Revolutionary concepts beyond language
    Socialists and bottom-up, people’s concepts: symbiosis or rivalry?
    Theorizing subversive concepts: revisits and reevaluations of established perspectives such as those of Pocock, Skinner, Koselleck, and others
    How to write the people’s history of concepts?
    Digital humanities and distant reading as means to tackle popular revolutionary concepts


    Special section: the global impact of the 1905 Revolution and concepts during the inter-revolutionary prelude of 1905-1917.
  4. Type: Conference
    Deadline: 30-04-2020
    Location:
    Organiser: POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews
    Conference

    What’s New, What’s Next? Innovative Methods, New Sources, and Paradigm Shifts in Jewish Studies

    POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews invite scholars working on Jewish Studies to propose panels for the international interdisciplinary conference “What’s New, What’s Next? Innovative Methods, New Sources, and Paradigm Shifts in Jewish studies.” The aim of the conference is to explore new directions in the study of East and Central European Jews.

    11-14 October 2020

    At the heart of POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews is a multimedia narrative exhibition that draws upon the best recent scholarship in a broad range of disciplines. Scholars in Poland, Israel, and North America collaborated on the creation of an open historical narrative that begins in the 10th century and comes forward to the present.

    The exhibition raises many of the methodological and theoretical issues central to Jewish studies today and serves as the inspiration for "What’s New, What’s Next? Innovative Methods, New Sources, and Paradigm Shifts in Jewish Studies".

    What constitutes Jewish studies today and in which direction should we be heading? Which paradigms are guiding the field today? How are theoretical and methodological developments in the humanities and social sciences shaping Jewish studies? How are scholars working in a broad range of disciplines – history, social sciences, literature, visual and performing arts, and other disciplines – contributing to the field? What are interdisciplinary approaches contributing to the field? What is the impact of studies of Jewish life in the former Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth on a wider understanding of world history?

    We invite proposals for:
    panels that address the conference theme
    posters for a session for PhD students that focuses on methodological issues related to their doctoral dissertations

    Deadline for submitting proposals: 30 April 2020

    Contact: whatsnewconference@polin.pl
  5. Type: Conference
    Deadline: 15-05-2020
    Location: University College Cork
    Organiser: Schol of History, University College Cork
    Conference

    Terence MacSwiney, Cork Men’s Gaol, and the Political Hunger Strike, 1920-2020

    Contact details:

    Coordinator: Dr John Borgonovo, Dr Sean Lucey
    E-mail: 1920cork@gmail.com, j.borgonovo@ucc.ie
    2020 marks the centenary of the hunger strike of Irish republicans in Brixton Prison and Cork Men’s Gaol. The hunger strike tactic had been deployed prior to 1920, but the Cork/Brixton strike was distinctive for its length (three months) and the ultimate deaths of Cork Lord Mayor Terence MacSwiney, Joe Murphy and Michael Fitzgerald. Drawing intense public interest, the strike created a political crisis in Britain and Ireland, and made Terence MacSwiney into a global figure. Events in Cork and Brixton also brought the hunger strike into broader political consciousness, contributing to its use by different political and social movements during the twentieth century. Paper proposals are invited on all aspects of the 1920 Cork/Brixton hunger strike; its participants, including Terence MacSwiney; and the national and international evolution of the hunger strike tactic. Historical, medical, ethical, cultural, and political perspectives, and comparative and multi-disciplinary approaches are particularly welcome.

    Suggested topics may include:
     Cork/Brixton solidarity protests and support efforts
     the appropriation of Terence MacSwiney by political and social movements
     the global influence of MacSwiney and the Cork/Brixton strike
     Historical and international comparisons, including strikes by women suffragists
     the hunger strike as an embodied protest
     the hunger strike as performance and as media spectacle
     Medical, legal and ethical aspects of hunger strikes, including interventions/force-feeding

    Those interested in presenting a 20-minute paper are invited to submit a title, brief abstract of 250 words, and short CV. The proposals deadline is 15 May 2020. Acceptance notifications will be sent by 1 June 2020. Proposals should be emailed to: 1920cork@gmail.com
  6. Type: Other
    Deadline: 15-05-2020
    Location:
    Organiser: Nonument Group
    Other

    Think Nonument! Together

    Contact details:

    E-mail: info@nonument.org
    Architects! Artists! Researchers! Art Historians! Activists! Writers! Photographers!

    For the last two years, the Nonument Group has researched and intervened into the changed circumstances of twentieth-century architecture and monuments. We defined nonuments as twentieth-century architecture, monuments, public spaces and infrastructural projects that have lost or undergone a shift in symbolic meaning as a consequence of political and social changes. We unveiled a wealth of stories from the past, physical remains and intangible traces, as well as many absurdities of the present, unseen ideological forces and newly formed fascinations.

    The neologism Nonument denotes negation; but there are as many ways to negate an existing structure as there are possible affirmations of it. Sometimes both can be present at the same time, for example in a case of a botched renovation project or a misguided fetishization of a ruin. But a fact remains that our cultural bias is leaning toward the affirmative action: predominantly we research what is built, what is articulated and what is planned. However, we lack the resources and concepts to reveal the same vividness in the negation: of what was abandoned, discarded, destroyed or recontextualised.

    First two years of The Nonument project were an attempt to breach this bias. We have opened a field of inquiry that doesn’t only observe and depict decaying architecture (there is an abundance of such websites and projects around) but also critically engages with the past and the present of these objects and the stories that lurk behind. In a way, a nonument is always more about the now than it is about the past. We want to address commodification, fetishization and destruction of memory, public spaces and buildings, as much as we want to engage with their histories. But now, it is time to reflect and regroup. And, above all, to ask others what they think. We want to offer an opportunity to publish reflections and interventions on nonuments and spatial negations that might have escaped our radar or that can enrich and change our initial concepts and queries. Such questions might include but are not limited to:

    When have the buildings of the past became consummerable and when have they become unwanted?
    How to react on fetishization of ruins and decay?
    Is it possible to meaningfully intervene into nonuments at all?
    How to deal with the plurality and even conflicts of different memories?
    How does the relation between materiality, politics and economics manifest in nonuments?
    How does the nonument you know intimately change the perception of nonuments as a whole?



    We welcome a wide range of contributions:

    In-depth research papers (2.500-5.000 words) that will be considered for our annual Nonument symposium
    Opinion articles (500-1.000 words) which will be published online, with a honorarium of 80-150 eur
    Recommendations for publishing new nonuments and case studies

    Send us your proposals by 15th May on info@nonument.org. Please send us full papers or articles for 1. and 2. and representative material for 3. so we can get back to you with our feedback as soon as possible.

    We are looking forward to think Nonument! with you.

    Nonument Group
  7. Type: Conference
    Deadline: 15-05-2020
    Location: Warsaw
    Organiser: The University of Warsaw Institute of Sociology, in cooperation with the Museum of Warsaw and the Museum Lab.
    Conference

    Decolonizing Museum Cultures and Collections: Mapping Theory and Practice in East-Central Europe

    Contact details:

    E-mail: echoes@is.uw.edu.pl
    Decolonizing Museum Cultures and Collections:
    Mapping Theory and Practice in East-Central Europe
    International conference for heritage scholars and practitioners
    Call for Papers
    University of Warsaw, October 22-23, 2020*
    *COVID-19: Given the changing circumstances, we will consider moving the conference to online remote presentations if need be.
    Confirmed keynote speaker:
    Prof. Erica Lehrer (Concordia University, Montreal)
    In recent years, the debate over ‘decolonization’ has reinvigorated the museum and heritage sector globally, with a range of intensities and agendas. International organizations are being called on to reshape cultural institutions, to reorganize knowledge production and recognize its diverse forms, to share power and authority, to account for multiple perspectives, and to confront historical injustice in museum cultures, practices, structures, narratives, and collections. Important changes are underway in key post-imperial ethnographic and art museums in France, the UK, Germany, the Netherlands, and elsewhere. The Sarr-Savoy report (2018) has prompted some European governments to confront the need for restitution of colonial-era objects head on. The current refugee crisis has further stimulated activists, artists, and journalists to undertake new critical explorations of the legacies of colonialism, and to experiment with creative responses to these, bringing colonialism and its aftermaths to increased public awareness.

    This conference brings together curators, artists, scholars, and other intellectuals and cultural activists working on East-Central European heritage, to reflect on how the main trends of decolonial debate are intersecting in practical and theoretical terms with the heritage sector, with a particular focus on museums in the region. Post- and decolonial approaches already have a strong foothold in post-socialist Eastern European scholarship and public discourse with regard to the legacies of Russian/Soviet, German/Nazi, Habsburg, Polish and Ottoman imperialisms. But in practice the impact of decolonial critique has been limited to temporary interventions rather than more sustainable heritage methods and strategies. Similarly, the rediscovery of 19th and 20th century entanglements among East-Central Europe, Asia, and the Global South by historians have been only weakly echoed in the museum sector. Overseas collections in East-Central European museums call for special attention with regard to both their histories and futures. Given these factors, our conference will place special emphasis on mapping both the range of colonial histories embedded in, as well as decolonial approaches to, museum collections and practices in East-Central Europe. We welcome contributions from countries in the region to explore parallels and entanglements among them. Presenters with relevant comparative and transnational insights beyond East-Central Europe that speak to the region’s concerns will also be considered.

    Presentations may focus on (but are not limited to) the following issues:

    Situating East-Central Europe’s museum and heritage sector in relation to the main currents of decolonial debates today;
    Histories of overseas and other post-imperial collections in East-Central European museums;
    Current issues around such museums and their collections, including:
    meanings of and possibilities for decolonizing existing museums in practice;
    opportunities for and constraints on re-interpreting their collections;
    potentials and limits of comparing post-Holocaust and post-colonial collections and decolonial practices, as well as their entanglements;
    potentials and limits of comparing slavery and serfdom in the heritage sector;
    East-Central European museums in relation to international and migrant visitors;
    Examples of decolonial curatorial approaches in East-Central European museums;
    Examples of non-institutionalized, decolonial practices (e.g. artist’s interventions, critical guided tours) in the region.
    The conference will also serve as an occasion to present and discuss the results of the research stream City Museums and Multiple Colonial Pasts of the Horizon 2020 project ECHOES (European Colonial Heritage Modalities in Entangled Cities)

    Please send a 300-word abstract and a 100-word bio by email to echoes@is.uw.edu.pl by May 15th, 2020. We will send acceptance letters by May 31th, 2020. The language of the conference will be English, but we will provide heritage practitioners with translation from English to Polish and vice versa if needed. There is no conference fee, and there are a limited number of travel expenses reimbursements; please indicate in your application if you are in need of support. (Reimbursements will be decided on a competitive basis, with preference going to heritage-sector practitioners and early-career researchers). We will also consider remote, on-line presentations if necessary.

    Organizing Committee: Dr. Joanna Wawrzyniak and Dr. Łukasz Bukowiecki (University of Warsaw), Aleksandra Janus (Museum Lab, Warsaw), Dr. Magdalena Wróblewska (Museum of Warsaw, University of Warsaw)

    Organizer: The University of Warsaw Institute of Sociology, in cooperation with the Museum of Warsaw and the Museum Lab.
  8. Type: Workshops
    Deadline: 15-05-2020
    Location: Renner Institute in Vienna, Austria
    Organiser: The Documentation Centre of Austrian Resistance (Dokumentationsarchiv des österreichischen Widerstandes - DÖW)
    Workshops

    CfP - Persecution at Home: Eviction and Resettlement of Jews Within the City Space, 1938-1942

    Contact details:

    E-mail: cfp@doew.at
    Persecution at Home: Eviction and Resettlement of Jews Within the City Space, 1938-1942

    21-22 September 2020 | Location: Documentation Centre of Austrian Resistance and Renner Institute, Vienna, Austria

    Deadline for papers: 15th May 2020



    The Documentation Centre of Austrian Resistance (Dokumentationsarchiv des österreichischen Widerstandes - DÖW) is organizing an international workshop: “Persecution at Home: Eviction and Resettlement of Jews Within the City Space, 1938-1942”. The workshop will be held at the DÖW and the Renner Institute in Vienna, Austria on September 21st and 22nd 2020.



    In the years prior to the mass deportation of Jews, the Nazi regime subjected the Jewish population to a series of laws and decrees evicting them from their homes. They were relocated to areas with an already high proportion of the Jewish population to make parts of the city “judenfrei”. For the Jewish population, this accelerated impoverishment and isolation and ultimately simplified the later deportation to the ghettos, concentration camps and extermination camps. This way, the Jewish population was instructed not only in ever smaller areas, but also in ever closer living space, literally crammed together.

    In view of their later experiences of flight and deportation, survivors rarely give much mention to the resettlements and “ghettoizations” of their family within the city.

    Despite the importance of this forced resettlement of the Jewish population for the disenfranchisement, exclusion, displacement and ultimately for the deportation of the Jewish population, the phenomenon has mostly been examined only locally.



    The international workshop “Persecution at Home: Eviction and Resettlement of Jews Within the City Space” aims to provide an impetus for comparative research. The workshop, held in English, is aimed at scholars from various research areas (Holocaust research, spatial studies, digital humanities) who conduct research on this phenomenon in the countries of Central and Western Europe. The public conference aims to develop common comparative research of the “ghettoization” of the Jewish population in the cities under Nazi rule before mass deportation.



    Proposals are welcome in – but not limited to – the following domains:

    Specific phenomena relating to the eviction and resettlement by the Nazi regime within a city such as Jewish group apartments (“Sammelwohnungen”) or Jewish houses (“Judenhäuser”);
    Research analysis of local phenomena through Spatial Studies on the Holocaust;
    Different local or state-wide housing policies of the Nazi regime of eviction and resettlement of Jews prior to deportation;
    Focus on the experiences of individuals via the use of testimonies
    Changes to Holocaust research in recent years through digital applications on the “ghettoization” of Jews in urban districts;
    Papers discussing didactic approaches to insights into the eviction and resettlement of Jews within a city space.


    Abstracts of up to 300 words along with short CV (up to 100 words), under the subject “DOEW Conference - Persecution at Home”, should be sent by 15th May 2020 to cfp@doew.at. Applicants will be notified by 30th May 2020.

    Travel and accommodation bursaries are available for participants.
  9. Type: Conference
    Deadline: 15-05-2020
    Location: Warsaw
    Organiser: The University of Warsaw Institute of Sociology, in cooperation with the Museum of Warsaw and the Museum Lab
    Conference

    Decolonizing Museum Cultures and Collections: Mapping Theory and Practice in East-Central Europe

    Contact details:

    E-mail: echoes@is.uw.edu.pl
    Decolonizing Museum Cultures and Collections:
    Mapping Theory and Practice in East-Central Europe
    International conference for heritage scholars and practitioners
    Call for Papers
    University of Warsaw, October 22-23, 2020*
    *COVID-19: Given the changing circumstances, we will consider moving the conference to online remote presentations if need be.
    Confirmed keynote speaker:
    Prof. Erica Lehrer (Concordia University, Montreal)
    In recent years, the debate over ‘decolonization’ has reinvigorated the museum and heritage sector globally, with a range of intensities and agendas. International organizations are being called on to reshape cultural institutions, to reorganize knowledge production and recognize its diverse forms, to share power and authority, to account for multiple perspectives, and to confront historical injustice in museum cultures, practices, structures, narratives, and collections. Important changes are underway in key post-imperial ethnographic and art museums in France, the UK, Germany, the Netherlands, and elsewhere. The Sarr-Savoy report (2018) has prompted some European governments to confront the need for restitution of colonial-era objects head on. The current refugee crisis has further stimulated activists, artists, and journalists to undertake new critical explorations of the legacies of colonialism, and to experiment with creative responses to these, bringing colonialism and its aftermaths to increased public awareness.

    This conference brings together curators, artists, scholars, and other intellectuals and cultural activists working on East-Central European heritage, to reflect on how the main trends of decolonial debate are intersecting in practical and theoretical terms with the heritage sector, with a particular focus on museums in the region. Post- and decolonial approaches already have a strong foothold in post-socialist Eastern European scholarship and public discourse with regard to the legacies of Russian/Soviet, German/Nazi, Habsburg, Polish and Ottoman imperialisms. But in practice the impact of decolonial critique has been limited to temporary interventions rather than more sustainable heritage methods and strategies. Similarly, the rediscovery of 19th and 20th century entanglements among East-Central Europe, Asia, and the Global South by historians have been only weakly echoed in the museum sector. Overseas collections in East-Central European museums call for special attention with regard to both their histories and futures. Given these factors, our conference will place special emphasis on mapping both the range of colonial histories embedded in, as well as decolonial approaches to, museum collections and practices in East-Central Europe. We welcome contributions from countries in the region to explore parallels and entanglements among them. Presenters with relevant comparative and transnational insights beyond East-Central Europe that speak to the region’s concerns will also be considered.

    Presentations may focus on (but are not limited to) the following issues:

    Situating East-Central Europe’s museum and heritage sector in relation to the main currents of decolonial debates today;
    Histories of overseas and other post-imperial collections in East-Central European museums;
    Current issues around such museums and their collections, including:
    meanings of and possibilities for decolonizing existing museums in practice;
    opportunities for and constraints on re-interpreting their collections;
    potentials and limits of comparing post-Holocaust and post-colonial collections and decolonial practices, as well as their entanglements;
    potentials and limits of comparing slavery and serfdom in the heritage sector;
    East-Central European museums in relation to international and migrant visitors;
    Examples of decolonial curatorial approaches in East-Central European museums;
    Examples of non-institutionalized, decolonial practices (e.g. artist’s interventions, critical guided tours) in the region.
    The conference will also serve as an occasion to present and discuss the results of the research stream City Museums and Multiple Colonial Pasts of the Horizon 2020 project ECHOES (European Colonial Heritage Modalities in Entangled Cities)

    Please send a 300-word abstract and a 100-word bio by email to echoes@is.uw.edu.pl by May 15th, 2020. We will send acceptance letters by May 31th, 2020. The language of the conference will be English, but we will provide heritage practitioners with translation from English to Polish and vice versa if needed. There is no conference fee, and there are a limited number of travel expenses reimbursements; please indicate in your application if you are in need of support. (Reimbursements will be decided on a competitive basis, with preference going to heritage-sector practitioners and early-career researchers). We will also consider remote, on-line presentations if necessary.

    Organizing Committee: Dr. Joanna Wawrzyniak and Dr. Łukasz Bukowiecki (University of Warsaw), Aleksandra Janus (Museum Lab, Warsaw), Dr. Magdalena Wróblewska (Museum of Warsaw, University of Warsaw)

    Organizer: The University of Warsaw Institute of Sociology, in cooperation with the Museum of Warsaw and the Museum Lab.
  10. Type: Conference
    Deadline: 31-05-2020
    Location:
    Organiser: Dipartimento di Lingue e culture moderne ° Università degli Studi di Genova
    Conference

    Call for Papers: MemWar. Memory and oblivion of twentieth-century wars and trauma (Genoa, 10th-11th December 2020)

    Contact details:

    E-mail: MemWar.unige.2020@gmail.com
    1) Call for paper – description 2) Conference languages 3) Important dates 4) References

    1) Call for paper – description

    The twenty-fist century emerges from the troubled history of the twentieth century, with its world wars and its conflicts on a European scale, such as the Spanish Civil War. This conference, organised by the research group “MemWar. Memory and oblivion of twentieth-century wars and trauma” (Department of Modern Languages and Cultures, University of Genoa), aims to look at how the memory of these conflicts is handed down in the twenty-first century, how it is represented, which are the blind spots and/or obscure points in this process – also from a critical perspective (Ricoeur, 2003) − and how power relations between official discourse and counter-discourse are developed.

    To this end, the conference will focus on the following topics:

    Policies of memory and social representations of trauma in the twentieth century

    This section will look at social representations of memory in different national contexts. Attention will be paid to the memorial policies adopted by individual European countries (commemorative events, public speeches), to products addressed to significant shares of the European population, such as tourist guides (particularly those devoted explicitely to lieux de mémoire, according to the definition by Pierre Nora, 1984) and to the discourse of traditional − e.g. the press (Ledoux, 2016) and television − and non-traditional media – e.g. social networks. How is official discourse of memory articulated by the different policies pursued by individual European States? Which representations of twentieth century trauma are conveyed by national media? How do official discourse and public speeches interact?

    Transmission of memory and memorial artistic production
    This section will deal with literary and theatrical forms, as well as with architecture, sculpture, visual arts and entertainment directly committed to the trasmission of history (monuments, museums, memorials) or eliciting strong and possibly innovative reflection on these topics (including, but not limited to, counter-monuments, installations in public spaces, art performances). Particular attention will be paid to non-canonical forms, such as transmedia objects, contaminations, comic books with a strong emotional impact on readers.

    How do these artistic productions contribute to the diffusion of discourse on memory? Which memory transmission strategies characterise artistic production? What impact does artistic production have on European policies on memory and, conversely, how much and in which forms is artistic expression determined by the policies adopted by the different countries?

    Educational tools
    The centenary of World War I has led to a proliferation of educational projects on memory all over Europe. A significant example is the French portal “Mission Centenaire 14-18”, aiming to collect and showcase the numerous educational projects on WWI realised in French schools.
    This section will include a reflection on good practices and on sample educational projects and tools both in formal and informal (associations, media, etc.) environments, and will offer an opportunity for comparison of such practices in the different countries involved.

    The different topics dealt with will allow us to examine how discourses on memory are circulated in Europe, the constitutive dimensions of these discourses, as well as the different national contexts in their specificity. Proposals looking at practical case studies, based on well-defined corpora and with a clear methodological framework are particularly welcome.

    2) Conference languages: Italian, English, French, Spanish, German.

    3) Important dates

    31st May 2020: submission of proposals (500 words, including references)
    Please email your proposal to

    MemWar.unige.2020@gmail.com

    15th June 2020: notification of acceptance
    30th June 2020: confirmation of participation for presenters

    4) References

    Ankersmit (Frank). 2002. Historical Representation (Cultural Memory in the Present), Stanford UP.

    Arnold de Simine (Silke) - Leal (Joanne). eds., 2018. Picturing the Family. Media, Narrative, Memory. London: Bloomsbury.

    Assmann (Aleida), Conrad (Sebastian) (eds). 2010. Memory in a Global Age: Discourses, Practices and Trajectories. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

    Di Castro (Raffaella). 2008 [3. ed. 2015]. Testimoni del non-provato. Ricordare, pensare, immaginare la Shoah nella terza generazione. Roma: Carocci.

    Didi-Huberman (Georges). 2005. Immagini malgrado tutto, Milano: Raffaello Cortina Editore.

    Hirsch (Marianne). 2012. The Generation of Postmemory. Writing and Visual Culture After the Holocaust. New York: Columbia University Press.

    Huyssen (Andreas). 2003. Present Pasts: Urban Palimpsests and the Politics of Memory, Stanford UP.

    Ledoux (Sébastien). 2016. Le Devoir de mémoire. Une formule et son histoire. Paris: CNRS Éditions.

    Nora (Pierre) (ed.). 1984. « Préface » in Les Lieux de mémoire. « La République ». Paris : Gallimard.

    Portelli (Alessandro). . L'ordine è già stato eseguito. Roma, le Fosse Ardeatine, la memoria, Roma: Donzelli.

    Portelli (Alessandro), 2017. Storie orali. Racconto, immaginazione, dialogo, Roma: Donzelli.

    Ricoeur (Paul). 2003. La mémoire, l’histoire, l’oubli. Paris : Seuil.

    Rothberg (Michael). 2009. Multidirectional Memory, Stanford UP.

    Violi (Patrizia). 2014. Paesaggi della memoria. Il trauma, lo spazio, la storia. Milano: Bompiani.

    Winter (Jay). 2017. War Beyond Words: Languages of Remembrance from the Great War to the Present, Cambridge UP.

    Young (James Y). 2016. The Stages of Memory: Reflections on Memorial Art, Loss, and the Spaces Between, Massachussets UP.

    «Memory Studies», https://journals.sagepub.com/home/mss#



    Contact Info:
    Dipartimento di Lingue e culture moderne ° Università degli Studi di Genova
    P.za santa Sabina 2 ° I-16124 genova

    Scientific Committee: Elisa Bricco, Alessia Cassani, Roberto Francavilla, Marie Gaboriaud, Anna Giaufret, Joachim Gerdes, Simona Leonardi, Michele Porciello, Laura Quercioli Mincer, Ilaria Rizzato, Micaela Rossi, Marco Succio, Stefano Vicari

    Organising Committee: Anna Giaufret, Luca Ciotoli, Laura Quercioli, Stefano Vicari, Marie Gaboriaud

    Contact Email:
    MemWar.unige.2020@gmail.com
    URL:
    https://memwarunige.hypotheses.org
  11. Type: Conference
    Deadline: 01-06-2020
    Location: Paris
    Organiser: George and Irina Schaeffer Center for the Study of Genocide, Human Rights and Conflict Prevention
    Conference

    CALL FOR PROPOSALS: THE PHOTOGRAPHY OF PERSECUTION. PICTURES OF THE HOLOCAUST

    Contact details:

    E-mail: photographyofpersecution@gmail.com
    Photographs play a central role in representations of the Holocaust. A few photographs have become so widespread and well-known that they are used in popular discourse as metonymic reminders of the genocide. And yet, often enough these iconic photographs do not actually depict what it is claimed that they depict. Instead, they are incorrectly attributed, mistakenly identified, and most importantly underanalyzed. This uncritical approach to the photography of persecution has resulted in significant misrepresentations of the Holocaust, especially in the popular imagination.

    Rather than treating photographic images taken under Nazi rule as self-explanatory, immediate, and self-contained, this conference invites interested scholars to approach photographs as they would other documents – by treating photographs as objects of historical inquiry and interrogating the political interests authorizing their creation, the material conditions under which they were produced, the editing process out of which they emerged and were displayed, and the uses to which they were put. The conference will focus on the photographic record of the persecution of Jews in Nazi-dominated Europe and its colonial possessions from 1933 to 1945.

    The conference organizers invite contributions that highlight what is missing from scholarly and public discourse about the photography of persecution. We welcome papers that shed new light on persecution and mass murder through an examination of photographic images. In particular, we seek papers that explore the historical context in which photographs were produced, that restore our critical distance to the narratives presented by the photographs, and that take up methodological problems associated with the use of photographic images as instruments of dictatorial rule or the resistance to it.

    We welcome contributions that focus on individual or serial photographic images, whether they are iconic or have yet to be widely distributed, whether they were taken by Jews, Nazis, local collaborators, public authorities, photojournalists, or amateur photographers.

    Suggested topics include:

    - The detailed and analytical assessment of photographic content, such as the profession, age, gender and demeanor of people depicted in the images, the environment and landscape, the presence of objects and buildings, or aesthetic aspects of the image;
    - Technical aspects of specific photographs, including color, light, paper, frame, format, and camera type;
    - Arguments about the intention and gaze of photographers;
    - The circumstances under which photographs were taken, developed, collected, displayed, and preserved;
    - The technical and narrative context in which photographs were presented, such as photo albums, printed books, and newspapers, between 1933 and 1945;
    - Photographic albums and the visual narratives they generate through the selection, placement, and sequencing of photographs as well as the captions commenting on them;
    - The uses of photographs in postwar venues, such as trials, oral histories, movies and comic books.

    At the conference, the organizers will arrange for the appropriate media that will enable contributors to present photographs in detail.

    The conference language is English. Proposals must include an abstract of no more than 500 words and a short narrative cv of no more than 250 words. Please send all materials to photographyofpersecution@gmail.com by June 1, 2020.
  12. Type: Publication
    Deadline: 01-06-2020
    Location:
    Organiser: VIEW Journal
    Publication

    Call for Papers on Race and Europe’s TV Histories

    Contact details:

    Coordinator: Aniko Imre, Sudeep Dasgupta
    E-mail: journal@euscreen.eu, imre@usc.edu
    Website: https://viewjournal.eu/
    Discussions of race have been central to television studies in the United States for decades. At the same time, race as an operative concept has been scarce in the histories of television outside the US. In Europe in particular, apart from the British context, race has been nearly invisible in academic engagements with television, despite the fact that television has been instrumental in postwar, postcolonial generations’ processing of traumatic, racialized histories and internalization of racial epistemologies. The transparency of normative whiteness and the indispensability of race as a category have become undeniable in the past decades marked by the end of the Cold War, global economic recession, nationalist retrenchment, mass refugee flows, anti-immigrant mobilization, Brexit and the consolidation of illiberal regimes of competitive authoritarianism in Eastern Europe. These developments have recently energized a renewed interest in the workings of race and racism across the disciplines in postcolonial and postsocialist Europe, and awakened long-dormant questions as to why and how race has been effaced or replaced by alternative categories such as ethnicity, nationality and religion.

    This special issue will begin the work of documenting and understanding the many ways in which television has both perpetuated and critically interrogated racialized regimes in Europe and in European countries’ ongoing relationships to their postcolonial geopolitical spheres.

    We welcome proposals that explore how postwar television in Europe has naturalized, confirmed and challenged racial categories and racialized relations in the course of the medium’s history, including its extended, postcolonial dimensions. We are interested in any work at the crossroads of race and television, both historical and contemporary, including areas such as aesthetics, representation, genre, labor, industry, marketing, advertising and reception. Those contributors engaging with issues of nation, region, ethnicity and culture are encouraged to situate/emphasize/explore the relation with race in their proposals.

    Possible directions include:

    Representing racialized histories and racial encounters in European broadcasting
    The normalization of whiteness in and on European TV
    Race in fictional and current affairs programming
    Reality TV/ documentary programming’s engagement with multiculturalism and race
    TV’s migration crisis
    Sports programming and race
    Race and multiculturalism in the history of advertising
    Race and/in comedy
    East-West (Europe) differences in TV’s approaches to race
    The impact of American engagements with race and diversity in European TV
    Romani (on) TV
    Race, TV and the “War on Terror”
    Race, fake news, propaganda
    Race and nationalism in national broadcasting
    Streaming, quality drama and the localization of racial categories
    TV and the Holocaust
    Intersectional approaches to race
    Racialized reception histories
    Race and labor in the TV industries
    Racial policies: public broadcasting, EU policies
    Color-blind casting
    News anchors as representatives of racialized publics
    The roles of film stock and video technologies in representing people of color
    Meghan and Harry
    -- Practical information and timeline --

    Contributions are encouraged from authors with different kinds of expertise and interests in media studies, television and media history.

    Deadline for article proposals (max. 500 words) is June 1, 2020. Submissions should be sent to the managing editor through email (journal [at] euscreen.eu). A notice of acceptance of abstracts will be sent to selected authors by mid-July 2020.

    Articles (between 3,000 – 6,000 words) will be due on November 2, 2020. Longer articles are welcome, provided that they comply with the journal’s author guidelines (https://www.viewjournal.eu/about/submissions/).

    All articles will be peer-reviewed. The issue will be published in fall 2021.

    VIEW is an open-access e-journal dedicated to sharing research on European Television History and Culture. VIEW is supported by the EUscreen Network and published by the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision in collaboration with Utrecht University, Royal Holloway University of London, and the University of Luxembourg.
  13. Type: Conference
    Deadline: 01-06-2020
    Location:
    Organiser: The Global Center for Religious Research (GCRR)
    Conference

    International eConference on Religion and the Holocaust

    Contact details:

    Coordinator: GCRR President, Dr. Darren M. Slade
    E-mail: info@gcrr.org
    The Global Center for Religious Research (GCRR) is hosting the 2020 International eConference on Religion and the Holocaust. The purpose of this 3-day virtual conference is for academics, researchers, professionals, students, and the general public to discuss religion's involvement leading up to, during, and after the Holocaust. This year’s international academic conference will unite both established and new scholarship in order to promote important and unexplored fields in Holocaust studies. The goal is to ensure that lessons from the Holocaust remain relevant to the study of religion today. And because the conference is held online, scholars and students can attend from the comfort and safety of their own home at lower costs without having to worry about travel and lodging expenses.



    Here are the details:

    August 14, 2020, 10:00 AM – August 16, 2020, 4:00 PM MDT

    Online links to be provided.



    Call for Presentations!

    Religious and/or Holocaust specialists, as well as researchers, professors, graduate students, and other scholars are encouraged to submit abstract proposals (200-500 words) to present at this year’s International Holocaust and Religion academic conference. All research presentations will then be published in an upcoming supplemental issue of the peer-reviewed academic journal, Socio-Historical Examination of Religion and Ministry (SHERM). Presenters can also feature and promote their own publications during the conference for free!



    Abstract Proposal Deadline: June 1st, 2020



    Presentation Guidelines:

    Presentations can take any number of forms, including hosting a discussion panel, interviewing a survivor or specialist, presenting a research paper, teaching a classroom lesson, or leading a workshop. We ask that presenters adhere to the following stipulations:



    Time length for lectures, paper presentations, and classroom lessons: between 20-45 minutes
    Time length for discussion panels, interviews, and workshops: between 20-90 minutes
    All presentations will require at least a 30-minute Q&A session at the end for attendees to engage the presenter.
    For more details on the conference and how to submit a proposal, visit: gcrr.org/2020holocaustandreligionconference

    Contact Info:
    GCRR President, Dr. Darren M. Slade
  14. Type: Other
    Deadline: 18-06-2020
    Location: Lund
    Organiser: Lund University, Centre for Languages and Literature
    Other

    Postdoc in Central and Eastern European Studies focusing on memory cultures in Central Europe after the Cold War.

    Contact details:

    E-mail: barbara.tornquist-plewa@slav.lu.se
    Research environment
    The subject Central and Eastern European Studies has developed extensive collaborations with researchers in similar fields of research in Scandinavia, the EU, other European countries (Russia, Ukraine) and outside Europe (USA, Australia, Japan). The subject regularly hosts visiting researchers from abroad for short or long stays in Lund. Central and Eastern European Studies brings together researchers from different disciplines: history, political science, cultural sciences, ethnology and philology. They are involved in interdisciplinary research both within their own projects and different international projects. The research environment shares a common interest for a broadly defined research area of cultural memory studies, which includes historical culture research, use of history, politics of memory and other aspects linked to memory and identity.

    Duties
    The successful candidate is expected to participate in our research concerning current historical cultures and memory cultures in East and Central Europe. He or she will focus on problems connected with different perceptions of the past and their role in the processes of democratisation, Europeanisation, rising nationalism and anti-democratic tendencies in the region.

    The successful candidate is expected to work independently, but is also to collaborate with other researchers within the subject. The postdoc is to participate in and contribute to the research environment by, among other things, active participation in research seminars and other ongoing research-related activities within the subject, and thereby stimulate theoretical discussion, contribute their own studies in the field, and assist in the joint work of initiating new research ideas. The postdoc is expected to conduct their research mainly at the workplace in Lund.

    Teaching, supervision and other administrative duties comprise a maximum of 20% of the position.

    Qualifications
    The candidate must have been awarded a Ph.D. or an international degree deemed equivalent not more than three years before the application deadline. If the degree was awarded earlier, the candidate must provide certificates of parental leave, illness or similar reasons for leave in the application

    There is a requirement for very good, documented English language skills as well as the ability to assimilate primary sources and research literature in one of the following languages from East Central Europe: Polish, Czech, Slovakian or Hungarian.

    Assessment
    The grounds for assessment are a good ability to develop and conduct high-quality research, and teaching skills. The main criterion for a postdoctoral fellowship is research expertise. In all other respects, the assessment will be based on the requirements specified for the post. As documentation for the assessment of qualifications, applicants are to submit a project plan of the research they intend to carry out during their appointment.

    Only applicants whose research plan and previous work could strengthen the research team and the project as a whole will be considered for the position of postdoc.

    Special additional qualifications:

    thesis and/or later publications focused mainly within the research field of cultural memory studies.
    other relevant experience within the same research field
    The application must include:

    A signed complete CV and attested* copy of the Ph.D. degree.
    A list of publications (including DOI, ISBN or ISSN numbers).
    A signed plan of no more than 1500 words (not including list of references) of the research project the candidate intends to pursue during the fellowship
    *with signature, name in block letters and telephone number of two people who have no conflicts of interest with the applicant and who can confirm that the copy corresponds with the original.


    The research plan is to contain a description of:

    Aim and research question.
    Theory and method.
    Relation to the international research front including the most important international work in the field of research.
    Schedule and expected results.
    The applicant’s qualifications and competence to conduct the project.
    NB! The applicant is responsible for ensuring that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions above, that all documents are scanned (as a single PDF file) and that the file has reached the University through the e-recruitment portal no later than the application deadline.

    Conditions
    The appointment is a fixed-term position for a maximum of two years and is full time in accordance with “Agreement on fixed-term employment as a postdoc” between labour market parties dated 4 September 2008 (Swedish Agency for Government Employers, OFRs, SACO-S and SEKO).

    Lund University welcomes applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We regard gender equality and diversity as a strength and an asset. We kindly decline all sales and marketing contacts.

    To apply, please click the button "Login and apply"

    Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
    Contract type Full time
    First day of employment 1 October or by agreement
    Salary Monthly salary
    Number of positions 1
    Working hours 100
    City Lund
    County Skåne län
    Country Sweden
    Reference number PA2020/1282
    Contact
    Tomas Sniegon, Mngr. Research & Research Education, https://www.sol.lu.se/en/person/TomasSniegon/
    Henrik Rahm, Assistant Head of Department, https://www.sol.lu.se/en/person/HenrikRahm/
    Lena Kandefelt, Head of HR, https://www.ht.lu.se/en/person/LenaKandefelt/
    Union representative
    OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62
    SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-222 93 64
    Published 18.May.2020
    Last application date 18.Jun.2020 11:59 PM CET
  15. Type: Conference
    Deadline: 21-06-2020
    Location: Warsaw
    Organiser: European Network Remembrance and Solidarity (ENRS)
    Conference

    Call for Papers: The Holocaust between Global and Local Perspectives

    Contact details:

    Coordinator: Gábor Danyi
    E-mail: genealogies@enrs.eu
    Call for Papers
    Genealogies of Memory: The Holocaust between Global and Local
    Perspectives
    Attention!
    Extended submission deadline: 21 June 2020
    New conference format: online
    Due to the uncertainty caused by the coronavirus epidemic, we have
    decided to introduce a new conference format. In November 2020, we
    will organise eight online sessions instead of a traditional conference.
    The aim of the conference is to assess the current state of Holocaust memory
    research. The context for this is, on the one hand, the globalisation and
    universalisation of the meaning of the Holocaust and, on the other, the
    recently postulated empirical turn in Holocaust memory studies towards
    primary texts and sources as well as local spaces and materialities (e.g.
    forensic studies and environmental Holocaust studies), or the use of a
    grounded research perspective with regard to Holocaust memory and
    education.
    We want to discuss the interplay between the universal (global, transnational)
    scale of Holocaust memory and that anchored in the endemic space and
    culture of historical experience (local, ethnic, national). We are interested in
    the influences between the diverse mnemonic scales, including both mutual
    inspiration and conceptual misuses, thus the question of the ontological and
    ethical limits of mnemonic universalisation, on the one hand, and of micro
    contextualisation of memories on the other.
    We are inviting scholars of various disciplines to reflect on these issues based
    on their research of social and cultural memories in various dimensions: from
    linguistic and textual, through institutional, political, psychological, up to
    material, spatial and technological. We propose the following thematic blocks
    for discussion yet other proposals are welcome as well:
    - Theoretical concepts and approaches – interconnections between
    national, transnational and global frameworks of Holocaust memory
    studies; a critical history focusing on the globalisation process of
    Holocaust memory studies, e.g. reconciliation and conflict in memory
    politics, global values and local sites of genocide;
    - Local historiographies and global challenges – national and local
    traditions of history writing, their narrative and thematic structures, and
    methodologies applied; the impact of international knowledge transfer;
    the phenomenon of Holocaust denial in contemporary societies;
    - Languages – significance of endemic languages of Holocaust victims
    (also in the context of contemporary Holocaust studies methodology),
    language stratification according to various social backgrounds of
    language practitioners; different genres of sources, including
    testimony, and the challenge of, or misuse by, globalisation;
    - Memory landscapes – national and local (non-)sites of traumatic
    memory and their discursive environments; socio-spatial forms and
    practices of remembering and oblivion; troubled histories and
    competitive victimhoods in local memory landscapes;
    - Materialities of memory – localisation of the Holocaust, including
    ghettos, by studying material remains, the (im)possibility of
    globalisation of local material legacies; local collections – practices of
    archiving and musealisation aiming at preserving and presenting
    artefacts of the Holocaust;
    - New media and technologies – their role in documenting, archiving
    and commemorating local histories related to the Holocaust;
    transmission of knowledge about local legacies to global communities;
    - Memory institutions and agents – the global meets the local:
    transnational institutions in conjunction with local initiatives; local
    communities’ reception of, and involvement in, transnational actions;
    the impact of international institutional memory policies at national
    level;
    - Tourism – the ethics and aesthetics of dark tourism and heritage
    routes;
    Invited speakers
    • Omer Bartov (Brown University)
    • Daniel Blatman (Warsaw Ghetto Museum, Hebrew University of
    Jerusalem)
    • Piotr Cywiński (Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum)
    • Dorota Głowacka (University of Kings' College, Halifax, Canada)
    • Éva Kovács (Vienna Wiesenthal Institute for Holocaust Studies)
    • Ewa Domańska (Adam Mickiewicz University Poznań, Stanford
    University)
    • Mindaugas Kvietkauskas (Vilnius University)
    • Daniel Levy (Stony Brook University)
    Organisational information
    The conference will be organised as a series of online sessions broadcast on
    YouTube and Facebook, with the following schedule:
    4 November 2020, 14:00–17:00 hrs. EET (Wednesday) – Session One
    5 November 2020, 14:00–17:00 hrs. EET (Thursday) – Session Two
    10 November 2020, 14:00–17:00 hrs. EET (Tuesday) – Session Three
    12 November 2020, 14:00–17:00 hrs. EET (Thursday) – Session Four
    18 November 2020, 14:00–17:00 hrs. EET (Wednesday) – Session Five
    19 November 2020, 14:00–17:00 hrs. EET (Thursday) – Session Six
    25 November 2020, 14:00–17:00 hrs. EET (Wednesday) – Session Seven
    26 November 2020, 14:00–17:00 hrs. EET (Thursday) – Session Eight:
    networking + roundtable discussion
    A post-conference publication is planned in the form of a collected volume by
    a prestigious international academic publisher.
    The conference also aims at strengthening academic exchange, in particular
    by creating opportunities for young scholars to network with more established
    researchers and academics.
    We encourage applicants to send abstracts of maximum 350 words,
    together with a brief biographical statement and a scan of the signed
    ‘Consent Clause of the conference abstract provider’
    to genealogies@enrs.eu by 21 June 2020.
    The results will be announced by 31 July 2020.
    Draft papers (2,000–2,500 words) should be submitted by 15 October 2020.
    The conference sessions will be recorded and published online.
    It will be possible to include presentations in Prezi, PowerPoint and other
    formats in the online sessions.
    The conference language is English.
    Organiser:
    European Network Remembrance and Solidarity (ENRS)
    The European Network Remembrance and Solidarity (ENRS) is an
    international undertaking aimed at study, documentation and dissemination of
    knowledge about the history of 20th century Europe and forms of its
    commemoration, with particular consideration given to periods of dictatorship,
    war and social upheaval in the face of oppression. The Network’s members
    are Germany, Poland, Slovakia, Hungary and Romania while Albania, Austria,
    the Czech Republic, and Georgia have observer status. More: www.enrs.eu.
    Partner institutions:
    ▪ Jewish Historical Institute, Warsaw
    ▪ Institute of Sociology, University of Warsaw
    ▪ Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, Berlin
    Institutions invited to academic discussion:
    ▪ Faculty of Polish Studies, Jagiellonian University, Cracow
    ▪ Warsaw Ghetto Museum
    ▪ Vienna Wiesenthal Institute for Holocaust Studies
    ▪ German Historical Institute, Warsaw
    ▪ The Ghetto Fighters’ House Museum, Israel
    ▪ Holocaust Memorial Center, Budapest
    ▪ Mémorial de la Shoah, Paris
    Conference Committee:
    ▪ Małgorzata Pakier, ENRS (Convenor); Małgorzata Wosińska, JHI
    (Convenor)
    ▪ Małgorzata Głowacka-Grajper (Warsaw University), Lior Inbar (The
    Ghetto Fighters' House Museum), Adam Kerpel-Fronius (Memorial to
    the Murdered Jews of Europe), Audrey Kichelewski (Mémorial de la
    Shoah), Tamás Kovács (Holocaust Memorial Center), Béla Rásky
    (Vienna Wiesenthal Institute for Holocaust Studies), Roma Sendyka
    (Jagiellonian University), Paweł Śpiewak (Jewish Historical Institute),
    Hanna Węgrzynek (Warsaw Ghetto Museum), Zofia Wóycicka
    (German Historical Institute)
    ▪ Gábor Danyi, ENRS (Project Coordinator)
  16. Type: Publication
    Deadline: 30-06-2020
    Location:
    Organiser: Institutul Naţional pentru Studierea Holocaustului din România „Elie Wiesel”
    Publication

    Call for Papers: Holocaust. Studii şi cercetări (Holocaust. Study and Research)

    Contact details:

    E-mail: revista@inshr-ew.ro
    Deadline: June 30, 2020

    Holocaust. Studii şi cercetări (Holocaust. Study and Research) is an annual peer-reviewed scientific journal that publishes papers circumscribing the domains of Holocaust history and memory, including studies on antisemitism, antigypsism, discrimination, racism. The journal has been edited and published by “Elie Wiesel” National Institute for the Study of the Holocaust in Romania since 2009. Scholars from different disciplines engaged in the study of the Holocaust: history, sociology, political sciences, philosophy etc are invited to submit.

    The journal is now seeking papers for its upcoming issue in 2020. Although our particular interest is in studies based on archival evidence and oral history sources that address primarily the Romanian context, the journal will publish also articles that consider the broader European or global context. Holocaust.

    Studii şi cercetări. (Holocaust. Study and Research) Journal is accepting papers between 9,000 and 12,000 words (including notes and references), edited in Times New Roman, font size 12 and 1.5 lines spacing. Spelling, figures and notes must follow the indication in the Notes for contribution presented below. They can be written in English, French or German, yet priority will be given to papers written in English.

    Your submission should be accompanied by the following information:
    - name and surname of the author(s)
    - institution and position held
    - short bio-bibliography and contact information (max. 6 lines)
    - abstract, should describe the main arguments and conclusions of the article (max. 250 words),
    - keywords (max. 5)
    - bibliography

    Please send your submissions in Word format to revista@inshr-ew.ro, by June 30, 2020, midnight CET.

    Holocaust. Studii şi cercetări (Holocaust. Study and Research) is indexed by CLARIVATE ANALYTICS: Web of Science Core Collection – Emerging Source Citation Index, rated by Romanian National Research Council as B category publication and it is covered by CEEOL and EBSCO academic databases. We do not accept articles that have already been published or are scheduled for publication elsewhere, in both printed and online formats.

    NOTES FOR CONTRIBUTORS

    Spelling
    Use antisemite, antisemitic. Capitalise North, South, East and West when used globally but use northern, western, south-eastern etc. Use per cent rather than percent or %. Hyphenate ‘post-war’ and ‘postmemory’. We prefer to use the ‘-ize/-ization’ ending for words such as organize, marginalization. Use First World War/Second World War not World War I/II.

    Please also note the following points:
    1. Hyphenated titles are capitalized in both parts, i.e. Vice-President.
    2. For geographical locations, caps are only used if it is a defined geographical area, e.g. South Africa, but western Europe.
    3. Brand names are capitalized, but not put in inverted commas.
    4. For institutions, use upper case if it is an institution, i.e. the Roman Catholic Church, Parliament, but ‘a church’ (building), parliamentarians. Use upper case for ‘the Church’ and ‘the State’ when describing the institution.
    5. Political parties are capitalized, but schools of political thought are not, i.e. the Labour Party, the Conservative government, but communism, fascism, conservatism, socialism (except Nazism, which should be capitalized).

    Figures
    Dates should be given in the form 7 December 1998; 1994–98 and the 1990s.
    Numbers should be spelled out from one to ten then given as numerals.

    Notes
    Bibliographic citations are provided in short notes (footnotes), supplemented by a list of references which includes all works cited in the notes.

    Books
    In Notes:
    Marrus, Holocaust in History, 65–76.
    In References:
    Marrus, Michael M., The Holocaust in History (London: Penguin Books, 1989).

    Chapters in Books
    In Notes:
    Pokorny, ‘The Survivor Syndrome’, 93–4.
    In References:
    Pokorny, Michael R., ‘The Survivor Syndrome’, in Soul Searching: Studies in Judaism and Psychotherapy, ed. Howard Cooper (London: SCM Press, 1988): 87–105.

    Articles in Journals
    In Notes:
    Kushner, ‘Horns and Dilemmas’, 276.
    In References:
    Kushner, T., ‘Horns and Dilemmas: Jewish Evacuees in Britain during the Second World War’, Immigrants and Minorities 7, no.3 (1988): 273–91.

    Newspaper Articles
    In Notes:
    Mendelsohn, “But Enough about Me,” New Yorker, January 25, 2010, 68.
    In References:
    Do not include newspaper articles in References.

    Online sources
    In Notes:
    Widom and Collado, “Help, I’m getting buried in field notes!” A manual for Qualitative Data Management and Analysis, accessed March 24, 2016, http://www.mdrc.org/publications/332/full.pdf.
    In References:
    Do not include online sources in References.

    Archival documents
    In Notes:
    First citation: Arhivele Naționale Istorice Centrale, fond Președinția Consiliului de Miniștri [National Archives of Romania – Central Branch, Presidency of Ministers fond], file (dossier) 3/1943, volume 6, f. 40. Further ANIC, PCM, file (ds.) 3/1943, vol. 6, f. 40.
    In References:
    Do not include archival documents in References.
  17. Type: Fellowships
    Deadline: 25-07-2020
    Location: Budapest
    Organiser: Blinken OSA Archives
    Fellowships

    Visegrad Scholarship at OSA

    Contact details:

    Coordinator: Nora Ungar, Ioana Macrea-Toma
    E-mail: ungarn@ceu.edu, macrea-tomai@ceu.edu
    Website: http://www.osaarchivum.org/
    For a better and deeper understanding of the interdependent recent history of (the center of) Europe, the International Visegrad Fund offers 15 research fellowship grants annually in the Vera and Donald Blinken Open Society Archives at Central European University, Budapest on a competitive basis to support scholars who wish to conduct research in the holdings of OSA, and whose current research projects are relevant to the holdings and the given research priorities of the Fund and OSA.

    Research theme within the Visegrad Scholarships at OSA in 2020/21:
    Possibilities of knowing: Truth seeking in a polarized world and [in] its aftermath

    We invite applicants from the fields of history, the arts, philosophy and sociology to reflect on the conditions of knowledge production during and after the Cold War. Scholars and artists are invited to analyze the documentary practices of different agencies and persons on both sides of the Iron Curtain and assess the truth value of related documents/ artifacts.

    OSA collections

    The Open Society Archives’ holdings are informative not just about different phenomena during and after the Cold War, but also about the forms through which these phenomena were reflected, archived, classified, reported and commented. By hosting collections related to the Radio Free Europe research section, the Soviet press, sociological institutes, former dissidents or book distribution programs, our documentary portfolio functions as both a repository of ready-made topics and as a cluster of media practices in analyzing, gathering and selecting information. The new call OSA invites applicants to reflect on both forms of knowledge creation/ dissemination and on the accuracies of their content.

    OSA research program

    The current call is part of a reflexive-research program at OSA interested in the working knowledge and skills that characterized the investigations of Cold War experts and diverse monitoring agencies before 1989. As an institution dedicated to linking teaching, researching and archiving, OSA is engaged in a research program dedicated to conditions of knowledge production during and after the Cold War. OSA seeks to analyze the relationships between Cold War conceptual schemes, current intellectual debates and political issues. We would like to assess the potential of a genealogical project linking the contemporary epistemic crisis of democracy to past modes of inquiry.

    About the Fellowship
    The grants of 2.000 euro each are designed to provide access to the archives for scholars, artists, and journalists, and to cover travel to and from Budapest, a modest subsistence, and accommodation for a research period of eight weeks. Stipends for shorter periods are pro-rated.
    Applicants, preferably but not exclusively, from a V4 country, may be researchers, students after their second degree carrying out research, or artists, journalists, academics, or both.

    Submission deadlines for the 2020/21 academic year:

    July 25, 2020
    November 15, 2020

    For more information about the conditions and terms of application, please visit: http://www.osaarchivum.org/work-with-us/fellowship/visegrad-scholarship
  18. Type: Conference
    Deadline: 25-07-2020
    Location:
    Organiser: InMind Support
    Conference

    CFP: MEMORY, AFFECTS AND EMOTIONS International Interdisciplinary Conference (online)

    Contact details:

    Coordinator: Professor Wojciech Owczarski, Professor Polina Golovátina-Mora
    E-mail: inconferenceoffice@gmail.com
    Website: https://www.inconference.info/
    Scientific Committee:

    Professor Wojciech Owczarski – University of Gdańsk, Poland

    Professor Polina Golovátina-Mora – Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana, Colombia

    CFP:

    Affects, emotions and perceptions have always been at the center of philosophical discussion. Yet the so called “Affective turn” in social studies and humanities is relatively a new phenomenon inspired by Deleuze and Guattari´s influential works among others. Affective turn challenges the still dominant representational approach in semiotics, discourse analysis and text analyses of all kind.

    Its goal is to overcome human exceptionalism together with the domination of the word-based language over the other forms of expression in the process of creating meaning and knowledge altogether. Brian Massumi in The Politics of Affect (2015) defines affect as “being right where you are – more intensely” based on the bodily experiences of the relations with the world.

    He compares affect with hope that can motivate one´s contribution to formation of a just and more inclusive society, the urgent transformation that has to start with the changes in ontology.

    The aim of the present conference is to create an academically challenging and productive space for discussion of affect based research practices throughout disciplines. We are particularly interested in exploring the potential of affective turn in the memory studies. As an interdisciplinary conference, we consider it important to discuss possible differences and similarities in the definitions of the affects as well as in the approaches to their studies and their application in research practice.

    We encourage researchers from various academic fields to join the discussion: anthropology, history, psychology, psychoanalysis, psychiatry, sociology, politics, philosophy, economics, law, memory studies, consciousness studies, literary studies, theatre studies, film stumemorydies, migration studies, gender studies, postcolonial studies, medical sciences, cognitive sciences and urban studies, to name but a few.

    We will be happy to hear from both experienced scholars and young academics at the start of their careers, as well as doctoral and graduate students. We also invite all persons interested in participating in the conference as listeners, without giving a presentation.

    The topics for the conference include but are not limited to the following suggestions:

    Affects, emotions and memory

    Corporeal experiences in memory studies

    New materialist and feminist approach to memory studies

    Materiality of memory

    Corporeal experiences of everyday life

    Affects and health

    Affects, consciousness and dreams

    Affects, emotions and trauma

    Creativity as corporeal experience

    Affects and crime

    Affective turn in the discourse studies

    Emotions and political thought

    Affective turn in visual analysis

    Affects in literature

    Affects in film

    Theatre as emotion and bodily practice

    Affects and embodiment in science



    Please submit abstracts (no longer than 300 words) of your proposed 20-minute presentations, together with a short biographical note, by 25 July 2020 to: inconferenceoffice@gmail.com

    Notification of acceptance will be sent by 28 July 2020



    ​Note: As our online conference will be international, we will consider different time zones of our Participants.


    Contact Info:
    Conference Office:

    inconferenceoffice@gmail.com

    Contact Email: inconferenceoffice@gmail.com
    URL: https://www.inconference.info/