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:

June 2020

Human Rights Watch Digital Film Festival
Location: Streaming
Dates: June 11-20, 2020

Business and Human Rights Workshop
Location: Columbia University, NY
Dates: June 12, 19, 26, 2020

CfP: Literature and International Law Conference
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Dates: June 15-16, 2020

War and Genocide, Reconstruction and Change: The Global Pontificate of Pius XII, 1939-1958
Location: École Française and the German Historical Institute in Rome, Italy
Dates: June 17-19, 2020

Memory Studies Association: Fourth Annual Conference
Location: University of Virginia, Charlottesville
Dates: June 18-21, 2020

Summer Human Rights Institute
Location: Fordham Law School, New York City
Course Dates: 15-26 June 2020

Europe’s Past, Present, and Future: Utopias and Dystopias
Location: University of Iceland, Reykjavik
Conference Dates: June 22-24, 2020

The Future of Historical Justice in Southeast Asia
Location: Streaming
Date: 29 June, 10-11am (AEST time)
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Overcoming the Darkness? – Holocaust Survivors’ Emotional and Social Journeys in the Early Postwar Period
Location: Yad Vashem, Jerusalem, Israel
Conference Dates: 29-30 June, 2020

July 2020

New Directions in the Humanities: Transcultural Humanities in a Global World
Location: Ca’ Foscari University, Venice, Italy
Dates: July 1-3, 2020

Asian Studies Association of Australia: Future Asias
Location: University of Melbourne, Australia
Dates: 6-9 July 2020

Cultural Heritage and Jewish/non-Jewish Relations
Location: University of Southampton, UK
Dates: July 16-17, 2020

The Role of History in Peacebuilding and Development in East Asia
Location: Vietnam National University of Social Sciences and Humanities
Dates: July 20-25, 2020

August 2020

Narrating Transitional Justice: History, Memory, Poetics and Politics
Location: McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada
Dates: August 6-7, 2020

CfP: Colonial/Racial Histories, National Narratives and Transnational Migration
Location: University of Helsinki, Finland
Conference Dates: August 12-14, 2020

6th World Conference of the International Federation for Public History
Location: Berlin, Germany
Dates: 18-22 August 2020

CfP: Memory and Migration
Location: Sandbjerg Manor, Denmark/Aarhus University
Dates: August 26-29, 2020

CfA: Everyday Life of Jews in the USSR during the Holocaust and its Early Aftermath
Location: Jerusalem, Israel
Dates: August 30-September 3, 2020

September 2020

International Hrant Dink Award
Date: September 15, 2020

1945 – End of World War II. Current European and
Global Perspectives
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Location: Catholic Academy in Berlin
Dates: September 17-18, 2020

CfA: Persecution at Home: Eviction and Resettlement of Jews Within the City Space, 1938-1942
Location: Documentation Centre of Austrian Resistance and Renner Institute, Vienna, Austria
Conference: September 21-22, 2020

October 2020

Symposium on the Sobibor Perpetrator Collection
Location: USHMM, Washington, DC
Date: October 5, 2020

CfA: Terence MacSwiney, Cork Men’s Gaol, and the Political Hunger Strike, 1920-2020
Location: University College Cork, Ireland
Dates: October 9-10, 2020

Mass Violence and Its Lasting Impact on Indigenous Peoples – The Case of the Americas and Australia/Pacific Region
Location: University of Southern California, Los Angeles
Dates: October 12-14, 2020

From Centre to Periphery and Beyond
Location: Salzburg, Austria
Dates: 19-25 October 2020

(Re)thinking Time and Temporalities in Peace and Conflict
Location: Philipps University Marburg, Germany
Dates: October 29-31, 2020

November 2020

National Humanities Conference 2020
Location: Indianapolis, IN
Dates: November 5-8, 2020

Lessons and Legacies Conference on the Holocaust XVI: The Holocaust: Rethinking Paradigms in Research and Representation
Location: Ottawa, Canada
Dates: 7-10 November 2020

Colonial Paradigms of Violence:
Comparative Analysis of the Holocaust, Genocide and Mass Killing
Location: Munich, Germany
Dates: November 11-13, 2020

New Approaches to the Rescue of Jews during the Holocaust: History, Politics, Commemoration
Location: Selma Stern Zentrum, Berlin, Germany
Dates: November 23-25, 2020

CfP: Genealogies of Memory: The Holocaust between Global and Local
Location: Warsaw, Poland
Dates: November 25-27, 2020

December 2020

Terms of Art: Understanding the Mechanics of Dispossession During the Nazi Period
New York State Department of Financial Services Holocaust Claims Processing Office
Location: New York, New York
Date: December 1-2, 2020 (postponed from May 2020)

Internment camp: history and present of the (forced) accommodation and “custody” of refugees
Location: University of Vienna, Austria
Dates:  December 3-4, 2020

January 2021

Beyond Camps and Forced Labour: Current International Research on Survivors of Nazi Persecution
Location: Birkbeck, University of London and The Wiener Holocaust Library
Dates: January 6-8, 2021

The Photography of Persecution. Pictures of the Holocaust
Location: The American University of Paris
Dates: January 6-8, 2021

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