The Future of Holocaust Testimony V (March 11-13, 2019), Akko, Israel, to be co-hosted by ASU's Center for Judaic, Holocaust and Peace Studies (CfP)

The Future of Holocaust Testimony V (March 11-13, 2019), Akko, Israel, to be co-hosted by ASU's Center for Judaic, Holocaust and Peace Studies (CfP)

The Center for Judaic, Holocaust and Peace Studies at Appalachian State University joins the Holocaust Studies Program of Western Galilee College and the USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research, University of Southern California, in co-hosting and co-organizing the fifth international interdisciplinary conference and workshop on The Future of Holocaust Testimonies to be held on 11–13 March 2019 in Akko, Israel.  

Survivors and their testimonies have been central to Holocaust research and memorial culture, but as fewer and fewer survivors remain among us, we need to consider how and in what forms Holocaust scholarship and the memory of the Holocaust will continue. One critical focus will certainly be the legacy that survivors leave behind in the forms of written, audio, and video testimonies, as well as in the transmission of their testimony to their children and grandchildren, who have their own stories to tell, as well as to researchers. In addition, those who are not survivors or their descendants seem destined to play an increased role in the transmission of the history and memory of the Holocaust.

We aim for the conference to contribute both to Holocaust research and to public discourse. Therefore, one day of the conference will be open to the public, and two days will be for researchers only. The conference will be conducted in English. During the public day, presentations and discussions will be held in English and Hebrew with simultaneous translation.

We welcome proposals for papers on any aspect of the future of Holocaust testimonies from scholars from a range of academic disciplines, including history, literary analysis, linguistics, cultural criticism, psychology, neuroscience, anthropology and sociology. 

Click here for a Call for Papers (submission deadline: 5 August 2018).

For further inquiries, please contact a member of the Steering Committee:

Dr. Boaz Cohen, chair, boazc@wgalil.ac.il   

Dr. Miriam Offer, miriamoffer@gmail.com
Holocaust Studies Program, Western Galilee College, Akko

Dr. Wolf Gruner, gruner@usc.edu

Dr. Martha Stroud, mstroud@usc.edu
USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research, Los Angeles

Dr. Thomas Pegelow Kaplan, thomaspegelowkaplan@appstate.edu

Dr. Rosemary Horowitz, horowitzr@appstate.edu
Center for Judaic, Holocaust and Peace Studies, Appalachian State University, North Carolina

Published: Jun 22, 2018 1:33pm

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