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Call for Papers: Genealogies of Memory: The Holocaust between Global and Local Perspectives

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ENRS - Institute of European Network Remembrance and Solidarity

We are welcoming submissions for the 10th conference within the Genealogies of Memory series: The Holocaust between Local and Global Perspectives, which will take place in Warsaw, 25-27 November 2020. Application deadline is 31 May 2020.

The aim of the conference is to assess the current state of Holocaust memory research. The context for this is, on the one hand, the globalisation and universalisation of the meaning of the Holocaust and, on the other, the more recently postulated empirical turn in Holocaust (memory) studies, towards primary texts and sources as well as local spaces and materialities (e.g. forensic studies, environmental Holocaust studies), or the use of a grounded research perspective with regard to Holocaust memory and education.

We want to discuss the interplay between the universal (global, transnational) scale of Holocaust memory and that anchored in the endemic space and culture of historical experience (local, ethnic, national). We are interested in the influences between the diverse mnemonic scales, including both mutual inspiration and conceptual misuses: thus the question of the ontological and ethical limits of mnemonic universalisation, on the one hand, and of micro contextualisation of memories on the other.

We invite scholars of various disciplines to reflect on these issues based on their research of social and cultural memories in various dimensions: from linguistic and textual, through institutional, political, psychological, up to material, spatial and technological.

[Read the full Call for Papers here]