Other Conferences and CfP

The biannual IAGS conference will be held in Phnom Penh, Cambodia in July of 2019. Information regarding this conference can be found here. We look forward to seeing you at our next event. 

Please note the following conferences are not sponsored by, endorsed by, or affiliated with IAGS in any way. To request a conference or call for papers be added to this page, please e-mail stephanie.wolfe@genocidescholars.org. Questions regarding the various conferences below cannot be answered by IAGS.

  1. First International Conference of the Center for Holocaust, Genocide & Human Rights Studies, "Denial" - Call for Papers: Dec. 1, 2018 (Charlotte, NC, USA)
  2. Genocide after 1948: 70 Years of Genocide Convention - Conference Dec. 7-8, 2018. (Netherlands)
  3. Lessons and Legacies Conference: The Holocaust and Europe: Research Trends, Pedagogical Approaches, and Political Challenges - Call for Papers Dec. 31, 2018
  4. The Future of Holocaust Testimonies - Conference 11-13 March 2019 (Akko, Israel)



First International Conference of the Center for Holocaust, Genocide & Human Rights Studies

Call for Papers

University of North Carolina Charlotte, April 13-14, 2019


Conference themes and topics

Denial is often the “final stage of genocide,” Gregory H. Stanton asserted twenty years ago. The perpetrators “deny that they committed any crimes, and often blame what happened on the victims…. The black hole of forgetting is the negative force that results in future genocides.” (Stanton, 1996, 1998) The “assassins of memory,” in Pierre Vidal-Naquet’s memorable turn of phrase, seek to bury their crimes or, more often, legitimize or prettify governments or political movements with which they sympathize. The ways in which portrayals of genocide are constructed may contribute to creating “zones of denial” (Shavit 2005) that allow space for minimizing the harsh realities of genocide in our collective understanding. For victims and their descendants, denial brings additional injustice and trauma. ...


We welcome proposals on, but not limited to, these topics/themes:

· Use of denialist strategies by contemporary political movements

· Effects of denial upon survivor groups and/or upon perpetrator societies

· Reconciliation and transitional justice in post-genocidal societies in relation to education and denial

· Feminist perspectives and gendered analyses in relation to denial

· Denial or other forms of falsification in relation to indigenous peoples’ experiences

· Confronting and resisting denial in effective ways

· Post-colonial theories and practices in relation to issues of denial or confronting denial

· Minimization or erasure of racist and colonial histories in Europe, the United States, or elsewhere

· Appropriation and/or exploitation of the Holocaust and or other genocides

· Art, literature, and film confronting (or promoting) denial

· Pedagogical issues and approaches to addressing denial in educational settings

· How the era of “fake news” erodes genocide education or promotes denial


“Denial: The Final Stage of Genocide” welcomes proposals from undergraduate & graduate students, university professors and lecturers of all ranks, and independent scholars, as well as others who are involved in research or activism around these issues. We plan to include at least one panel of undergraduate students and to publish selected papers in an edited collection of essays.  


The conference’s keynote speaker will be Lerna  Ekmekçioğlu, hIstorian of the Modern Middle East at MIT and author of Recovering Armenia: The Limits of Belonging in Post-Genocide Turkey (Stanford University Press, 2016). 


Submit abstracts by extended deadline December 1, 2018 to hghr.uncc@gmail.com.


Contact Email:


John Cox, Director of HGHR Studies: jcox73@uncc.edu


URL, with full text of CFP:





Genocide after 1948: 70 Years of Genocide Convention
NIOD Amsterdam / Utrecht University, December 7-8, 2018

On 9 December 1948, the United Nations adopted the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide. Despite this commitment to prevent genocide and punish its perpetrators, several cases of genocide have occurred since, e.g. in Asia, Africa, and the European mainland itself. Millions of people have been categorically murdered on account of their real or perceived group identity – national, ethnic, racial, religious, political. What kind of impact(s) did the Convention have, and what type of changes were relevant in the postwar period? This multi-disciplinary conference will bring together historians, social scientists, and others, to explore the causes, courses, and consequences of genocide from a global perspective. The conference acknowledges the differences between genocide as a legal, historical, and social-scientific concept, and intends to include a variety of approaches.

We welcome papers on different cases across continents and decades, as well as critical issues that relate to mass violence, including, but not limited to, for example, the context of post-colonialism, the context of the Cold War and the contemporary context; the context of war, civil war and insurgency; intrastate power dynamics and political polarization; forms and institutions of violence; political economy, demography, ecology and geography; ideology, nationalism and identity politics; perpetration and individual perpetrators, victims and third parties; democratization; non-state actors.

The conference will consist of six main themes:

  • The concept of genocide and international law
  • (Civil) war and genocide
  • Perpetration
  • Genocide in Asia
  • Genocide in the Middle East
  • Genocide in Africa

Contact Info: For all general enquiries, please contact Barbara Boender at b.boender@niod.knaw.nl, or Martine van den Heuvel at m.van.den.heuvel@niod.knaw.nl

Contact Email: b.boender@niod.knaw.nl

URL: http://www.niod.nl

The Holocaust Educational Foundation, the Center for Holocaust Studies at the Institute for Contemporary History in Munich, the Federal Agency for Civic Education of Germany, and Ludwig-Maximiliens-Universität München, are pleased to announce a special session of the Lessons and Legacies Conference. The special session, "The Holocaust and Europe: Research Trends, Pedagogical Approaches, and Political Challenges," will take place in Munich from November 4 - 7, 2019.

The conference invites proposals for papers, panels, and workshops. The deadline for proposals is December 31, 2018. The Call for Papers can be found here; additional information about the conference can be found here.


The Future of Holocaust Testimonies
Akko, Israel, 11–13 March 2019


The Holocaust Studies Program of Western Galilee College, the USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research, University of Southern California, and the Center for Judaic, Holocaust and Peace Studies, Appalachian State University, announce 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.


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