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:

February 2023

Universalizing the Holocaust
Location: University of Florida
Dates: February 18-20, 2023

March 2023

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

April 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.

June 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

September 2023

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

April 2023

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

July 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


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