Events and Conferences

This page provides information on forthcoming conferences and symposia relating to issues of historical dialogue, historical and transitional justice, and public and social memory. It is regularly updated. Please email any related announcements to:


March 2023

The Making and Unmaking of “Russian” Jewry
Location: York University (online)
Date: March 19, 2023

Uncovering Inequality: A one-day exploration of inequality across American society and how it’s covered in media.
Location: Columbia University
Date: March 20, 2023

Indigenous Women for Human Rights and Social Justice
Location: Columbia University
Date: March 23, 2023

The economic persecution of Italian Jews. Confiscations and restitutions between Fascism and the Republic (1938-2022)
Location: Columbia University (online)
Date: March 24, 2023

Diaspora and Indigeneity – Intersections of Modern Jewish, Kurdish, and Amazigh History
Location: Heidelberg University
Conference Dates: 27–29 March 2023

The Perils of Memory: Does Remembering Genocide Make Us Safer? Featuring Philip Gourevitch
Location: Northeastern University (and online)
Date: March 30, 2023

April 2023

Themes of Holocaust Justice in the Yiddish Press of DP Camp Foehrenwald
Location: Center for Jewish History, New York City (and online)
Date: April 3, 2023

Looking at the Ghetto… The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising: Eighty Years in Retrospect
Location: Simon Dubnow Institute, Leipzig, Germany
Dates: April 17-19, 2023

Roma, Jews and the Holocaust
Location: Yale University
Dates: April 18-19, 2023

Network Seminar: The Palgrave Handbook of Testimony and Culture
Location: Online
Date: 20 April 2023. PST 10-11:30; EST 1-2:30pm; GMT 5-6:30pm; CET 7-8:30pm

The session launches The Palgrave Handbook of Testimony and Culture, and discusses its contribution to research and practice. There will be brief presentations on the origins and outcomes of the Testimony project (Roger Woods), collaboration between researchers and practitioners (Emilie Pine), the impact of research beyond academia as an ever more significant factor for research funding councils (Sara Jones), and the use of testimony in teaching (Fransiska Louwagie). Handbook authors and other participants to comment on these issues. Emily Russell from Palgrave Macmillan will be joining the session to give a publisher’s perspective on the project and on related projects that would be of interest to Palgrave.

Speakers include: Sara Jones (Co-Editor) is Professor of Modern Languages at the University of Birmingham, UK; Roger Woods (Co-Editor) is Emeritus Professor of German at the University of Nottingham, UK; Emilie Pine is Professor of Modern Drama in the School of English, Drama and Film at University College Dublin; Fransiska Louwagie is a Senior Lecturer in French Studies at the University of Aberdeen.

CfP: International Conference “European Jews Facing the Imminence of the Holocaust” at the POLIN Museum 2023
Conference Dates: April 23-25, 2023

May 2023

CfA: Memories of the Shoah: Narrative Forms and Cultural Discourse in East-Central, South-Eastern, and Eastern Europe 
Location: Padua/Venice
Conference Dates: May 11 – 12, 2023

Association for the Study of Nationalities (ASN) Conference
Location: Harriman Institute, Columbia University
Conference Dates: 18-20 May 2023

June 2023

CfP: Representations of the Holocaust in the Cold War Eastern Bloc: the Early Decades
Location: Berlin, Germany (Freie Universität Berlin, Kunsthistorisches Institut in cooperation with the Museum of Fine Arts – Central European Research Institute for Art History (KEMKI), Budapest)
Conference Dates: June 9-10, 2023

The Council for European Studies (CES) Conference: Europe’s Past, Present, and Future: Utopias and Dystopias
Location: University of Iceland
Dates: June 27-29, 2023

CfP: Mnemonics 2023: The Industry of Memory
Location: London, UK
Conference Dates: June 27-29, 2023

July 2023

Seventh Annual Meeting of the Memory Studies Association (MSA): “Communities and Change”
Location: Newcastle University, United Kingdom
Dates: July 3-7, 2023

The Third International Seminar in Historical Refugee Studies
Location: University of Duisburg-Essen (UDE)
Conference Dates: July 4-7, 2023

Authoritarianism & Genocide: Narratives of Exclusion. 16th Biennial Meeting of the International Association of Genocide Scholars
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Conference Dates: July 10-14, 2023

September 2023

Sixteenth International Conference on the Inclusive Museum
Location: Vancouver, Canada
Conference Dates: 18-20 September 2023

Carceral Spaces in Holocaust and Genocide Studies
Location: University of Leicester, UK
Conference Dates: September 22-23, 2023

October 2023

CfP: Jews in Galicia
Location: Kraków, Galicia Jewish Museum
Conference Dates: October 10-12, 2023

January 2024

Memory Maps: Early postwar efforts to identify, locate, document and memorialize former sites of Jewish life and death (1944-1955)
Location: Yad Vashem, Jerusalem
Conference Dates: January 3-4, 2024

Local Administrations and the Holocaust: Occupation, Collaboration, and Resistance
Location: Freie Universtaet Berlin
Conference Dates: January 10-12, 2024


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