CFP: Call for Chapters, Holocaust Memory and Commemoration (Deadline: July 20, 2015)

Call for Chapters: Holocaust Memory and Commemoration

The Azrieli Holocaust Collection in the Concordia University Libraries was established in 1984 with an endowment from Montreal philanthropist, businessman, and architect David J. Azrieli, CM, CQ, M.Arch (1922-2014), whose parents, sister, and brother were killed during the Holocaust. It is now one of the most important specialized collections in North America for research and teaching on the Holocaust and the history of anti-Semitism. It also documents the history of Nazi Germany, the history of anti-Semitism, history of Jewish-Christian relations, and the impact of the Holocaust on post-1945 life, thought, and art.

To mark the Collection’s thirtieth anniversary, which coincided with the seventieth anniversary of the liberation of the death camps and the end of the Second World War, Concordia University held a one day colloquium, “Memory and Commemoration,” in Montreal on March 10, 2015. Debórah Dwork, the Rose Professor of Holocaust History and Director of the Strassler Family Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Clark University, was the keynote speaker.

Following on the success of the symposium, proposals for chapters for an edited volume are invited. The volume will be published by Concordia University Press, a new Canadian university press that will launch in 2016. Proposals from junior scholars, including graduate students, are invited. We welcome chapter proposals that address aspects of the creation of Holocaust memory through historical scholarship, museum exhibitions, memorials and monuments, commemorative events, literature, film, or popular culture.

Proposals of 500 words and a brief CV should be sent in one PDF file to Geoffrey Little, Curator of the Azrieli Holocaust Collection (, by July 20, 2015. Authors will be contacted by the end of August 2015. Completed draft chapters of 4,500-5,000 words, including notes, will be due by December 15, 2015. Revised and completed chapters will be due by February 1, 2016.

Questions may also be directed to Geoffrey Little (