Taking place in Prague, Czech Republic, the 2023 Lessons & Legacies Conference will be the first to be conducted in East-Central Europe, a region in which Nazi occupation and racial policies intersected with competing nationalisms, shifting borders, and the sovereignty of new nation states.
Taking place in Prague, Czech Republic, the 2023 Lessons & Legacies Conference will be the first to be conducted in East-Central Europe, a region in which Nazi occupation and racial policies intersected with competing nationalisms, shifting borders, and the sovereignty of new nation states. It will be the second European iteration of the conference series, after the 2019 Lessons & Legacies Conference in Munich.
Taking its location as a point of departure, but not limiting the geographical scope of conference presentations, we invite proposals that investigate the crossings of boundaries of various kinds, including national and group or community histories as well as scholarly disciplines. Combining a thematic and a methodological track, the Prague Lessons & Legacies Conference aims to promote scholarly debate on the manifold divides and connections that exist in Holocaust studies.
Sponsored by the Holocaust Educational Foundation of Northwestern University, Center for Holocaust Studies at the Leibniz Institute for Contemporary History, the German Federal Agency for Civic Education, Masaryk Institute and Archives of the Czech Academy of Sciences, and the Charles University, the conference invites proposals for papers, panels, and workshops. Proposals should relate to recent issues and advances in Holocaust scholarship, Holocaust education, and Public History and should conform broadly to the two tracks of the conference:
Submission Deadline: 15 December 2022
Conference sessions include several formats as outlined below. Submissions should clearly aim at one of these formats.
Individual Papers should include title and abstract (up to 300 words) and a CV (max. 1 page). Individual submissions will be grouped into appropriate thematic panels by the conference chairs/organizers.
Conference Panels will consist of three to four papers and a moderator. Each paper proposal should include title and abstract (up to 300 words) and a CV (max. 1 page). Proposals for full panels should additionally include the panel title and a brief description of the full session (up to 300 words).
Workshops consisting of one or two presenters should focus on particular questions, approaches or sources. Workshops are intended to be interactive and practical, highlighting (for example) a new pedagogical approach, research question, or method; curricular innovations; or creative ways to examine and interpret artifacts or texts both in research and the classroom. Conference organizers will prioritize proposals centered on participation and discussion.
Registered participants will not be charged with fees for the conference or the visiting program. To the extent possible, financial assistance towards travel and accommodation costs for conference presenters will be provided. Priority is given to graduate students, faculty at teaching-oriented colleges not offering research support, staff members at memorial sites without institutional funding, and scholars with unusually high travel costs. Instructions for funding applications will be posted once the conference program is finalized.
All proposals must be submitted online via the Lessons & Legacies ConfTool conference system.
Questions regarding registration and submission can be addressed to email@example.com.