We are happy to forward this Call for Papers, aimed at young scholars (MA and PhD candidates):
22nd Workshop in Budapest: Practices of Memory and Knowledge Production
Place: Budapest, Hungary
Date: October 17 – October 22, 2017
Deadline for applications: February 24, 2017
Since 1994, the “Workshop on the History and Memory of National Socialist Camps and Extermination Sites” has been organized annually by and for university graduates. The workshop addresses young scholars interested in presenting their research projects as well as in connecting and sharing ideas. It provides space for academic discussions, for raising questions, addressing problems and giving advice for respective research projects. The workshop intends to support international and interdisciplinary research by promoting a dialogue between researchers. A distinctive feature of the workshop is its principle of self-organization. Students and graduates can take part in the workshops in three different forms: as speakers, as participants and as members of the organizing team. The workshops are held at locations related to the topic of National Socialist camps and mass extermination sites. In October 2017, the 22nd Workshop will take place in Budapest, Hungary and deal with the topic “Practices of Memory and Knowledge Production”.
MA- and PhD-candidates are invited to apply. Presentations should be related to the topic of this year: Practices of Memory and Knowledge Production.
Possible themes include (but are not restricted to) the following:
– cultures and politics of commemoration related to camps and extermination sites: politicization and instrumentalization of memory; collective memory; transnational/national/local and individual narratives and identities; post-war trials; compensation and reparation; multi-directional memory
– social practices of memory related to camps and extermination sites: perceptions of actors; ethics of memory; (mis)treatment of victims and survivors; competition of victimhood; marginalized groups (Roma and Sinti, political prisoners, homosexuals, forced labourers, Jehovah`s Witnesses, “anti-socials”, victims of sexualized violence); (dis)continuity of discrimination; silenced/lost memory; tabooization; gender and memory
– sites, sources, and media of memory camps and extermination sites: memorials, museums, arts; historical sites of atrocity; new dimensions of testimonies; oral history; education; trauma
Applicants are requested to send in an abstract of their research project (two pages maximum) and a short CV. We encourage university graduates from a variety of disciplines (history, sociology, philosophy, literature, theology, art etc.) to apply.
The presentation should not exceed 20 minutes. After the presentation there will be time for a 40-minute discussion on the topic of the paper. The presentations will be held in English. The papers presented during the workshop will be published in a collective volume.
Applications should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by February 24, 2017. The organizing team will send out acceptances by March 31, 2017. For those interested in participating without presenting a paper, a Call for Participants will be published by March 1, 2017.
Organizers are currently applying for funding to cover the costs of the conference, as well as the costs of accommodation and travel expenses.