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Holocaust Educational Foundation of Northwestern University

The mission of the Holocaust Educational Foundation of Northwestern University (HEFNU) is to advance Holocaust education at institutions of higher learning around the world. To achieve this mission, HEFNU aims to develop professors qualified to teach Holocaust courses, grow the number of colleges and universities that offer Holocaust courses, and thereby increase the number of students who study the Holocaust.

Lessons and Legacies Conference

HEFNU is pleased to issue a call for papers for the Lessons & Legacies Regional Interim Meetings for Fall 2021. Meetings will be held in six locations around the world.  We encourage scholars at all career levels (particularly early career scholars) and in all disciplines that deal with the study of the Holocaust to submit proposals related to recent issues and advances in Holocaust scholarship and pedagogy. Link below for more information and the link to the application. The deadline for submission is 9 August 2021.

Call for Papers 2021 Regional Interim Meetings

Institutes on the Holocaust and Jewish Civilization

The 2020 European Summer Institute, the 2020 Northwestern Summer Institute, and the 2020 Regional Institute have all been postponed until 2021.
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Teaching and Research Grants

As part of our mission to grow and strengthen Holocaust studies at colleges and universities, HEFNU offers research and teaching grants to faculty and graduate students whose academic work centers on study of the Holocaust. 


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