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:


October 2020

After the First Wave? Initial Conclusions on Human Rights Impacts of C19
Location: online (Leitner Center for International Law and Justice)
Date: October 19, 2020

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

The Intersections of Climate Change & Race: Does Addressing Climate Change Mean Addressing Racism?
Location: Columbia University (online)
Date: October 28, 2020

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

November 2020

Rotarian Peace Projects Incubator
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Dates: November 1-2, 2020

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

Democratizing Knowledge: Examining Archives in the Post-custodial Era
Location: online (Drew University)
Date: November 7, 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

Shamrocks and Shackles: Irish Women’s Prison Writing during the Civil Rights Movement, 1960s-1990s, by Red Washburn
Location: online
Date: November 10, 2020

Dialogue, Identity, and Reconciliation
Location: online (Bosch Foundation)
Date: November 10, 2020

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

Genocides, Deportations and Massacres: Experiences, (hi)stories and interpretations
Location: online
Conference Date: November 14

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

A conversation on A World Divided: The Global Struggle for Human Rights in the Age of Nation-States (Princeton University Press, 2019), by Eric Weitz
Date: December 1, 2020
Location: online (UMass Amherst)

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)

CfP: Tools and Objectives of Genocidal Social Engineering: Man and the State in the Face of Totalitarianism
Location: Pilecki Institute, Warsaw, Poland
Conference date: December 3, 2020

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

Cultivating Peace Amidst Legacies of Extremism
Location: online (Bosch Foundation)
Date: December 8, 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

February 2021

A conversation on Gulag Literature and the Literature of Nazi Camps: An Intercontexual Reading (Indiana University Press, 2019), by Leona Toker
Location: online (UMass Amherst)
Date: February 9, 2021

March 2021

A conversation on The Last Ghetto: An Everyday History of Theresienstadt (Oxford UP, 2020), by Anna Hájková
Location: online (Umass Amherst)
Date: March 9, 2021

April 2021

A conversation on Unworthy Republic: The Dispossession of Native Americans and the Road to Indian Territory (Norton, 2020), by Claudio Saunt
Location: online (Umass Amherst)
Date: April 20, 2021



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