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:

December 2019

Winnipeg, Neruda’s boat (EUROM: European Observatory on Memories)
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Date: December 22, 2019

January 2020

Welfare State and Violence: Comparative Perspectives on Western and Eastern Europe since the 1950s
Location: University of Konstanz, Germany
Date: January 23-25, 2020

One Day Oral History Workshops
Location: Columbia University, New York
Date: January 25, 2020

February 2020

Documenting and exhibiting persecution and deportations in Europe from 1938 to 1945
Location: Hamburg, Germany
Conference Dates: February 13-14, 2020

CfP: Critical Thinking on Memory and Human Rights
Location: Johann-Wolfgang-Goethe Universität Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Dates: 20-21 February 2020

The Military Industrial Complex in the Americas: Continuities and Discontinuities
Location: John Jay College, New York City (
Date: February 28, 2020

May 2020

RELEVANCE: 60th Annual Conference of the Estonian National Museum
Location: Estonian National Museum, Tartu, Estonia
Date: 5-7 May 2020

(Re-)Making Citizenship: Explorations of Belonging and Participation in the Arts
Location: University of Warwick, UK
Conference Date: May 7, 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: May 7-8, 2020

On the Possibility and the Impossibility of Reparations
Location: Columbia University, New York City
Date: May 7-8, 2020

CfP: 2020 Berkshire Conference on the History of Women, Genders, and Sexualities Gendered Environments: Exploring Histories of Women, Genders, and Sexualities in Social, Political and “Natural” Worlds
Location: Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
Date: May 21-23, 2020

Post-War Memory, Holocaust Memorialization, and the Implications for the Present
Location: Durham, North Carolina
Dates: May 22-24, 2020

June 2020

Globalization and Social Movements: Familiar Patterns, New Constellations?
Location: Concordia University, Montreal, Canada
Dates: 4–5 June 2020

The 12th Annual Summer Institute: Teaching Peace in the 21st Century
Location: University of Notre Dame
Dates: June 8-12, 2020

CfP: 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

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

August 2020

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

October 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

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

November 2020

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

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

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