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Lessons and Legacies

Lessons and Legacies XVI
The Holocaust: Rethinking Paradigms in Research and Representation
Ottawa, Canada;
12-15 November, 2022

Co-Hosts: Carleton University AND University of Ottawa 

About the Conference

What does it mean to develop conceptual paradigms relating to the Holocaust? How might existing paradigms for understanding, representing, and teaching about the Holocaust benefit from re-examination and reformulation in light of new sources, interpretive methods, and interdisciplinary approaches and conversations? To what extent can debates in the study of the Holocaust pertaining (but not limited) to modernity, colonialism, antisemitism, racial and gender discrimination, and sexual violence, as well as conceptions of trauma, memory, testimony, and representation, connect the Holocaust to discussions of nationalism, imperialism, and mass atrocity more broadly? This conference aims to deepen our understanding of the Holocaust by recognizing that the uniqueness and specificities of the Holocaust should neither prohibit nor be lost in the process of drawing historical analogies.

Keynote Dinner Partner: Canadian War Museum

Conference Hotel: Delta Hotels by Marriott Ottawa City Centre, 101 Lyon Street N, Ottawa, ON K1R 5T9

Conference Chairs
Jennifer Evans, Carleton University
Noah Shenker, Monash University

Conference Hosts
Jennifer Evans, Carleton University
Jan Grabowski, University of Ottawa

Workshop Coordinator
Gary Weissman, University of Cincinnati

Below is important logistical information regarding the conference.

Please direct questions to:


Travel to Canada – ArriveCAN app, Visas, and Other Required Documents

Please read carefully: If you are travelling from outside of Canada, you must use the ArriveCAN app for proof of vaccination to enter the country. You can download the app here:  ArriveCAN App

To find out if you need a visa and/or other required documents for entry into Canada, link here. 



Conference Registration includes all conference meals from the opening reception on the evening of Saturday, 12 November through lunch on Tuesday, 15 November, except lunch on Sunday, November 13, when you are welcome to eat at one of the many nearby restaurants. Please note that dinner on Sunday and Monday will be at venues that are within walking distance of the hotel for many. See program book for more information.

We will provide information about transportation options for those who do not wish to walk as the date of the conference nears.


Hotel Information/Reservations

The conference hotel is the Delta Hotels by Marriott Ottawa City Centre, 101 Lyon Street N, Ottawa, ON K1R 5T9.  

To reserve your room, click here.

The Lessons and Legacies special rate ($199 CAD per night) is valid Thursday, November 10, 2022 – Friday, November 18, 2022.  The last day to book is Sunday, October 15, 2022.


Ottawa Airport and Ground Transportation Information

Delta Hotels by Marriott Ottawa City Centre does not provide airport shuttle service. Airport and ground transportation information can be found here: Ottawa Airport 


Covid 19 Protocols

Conference participants are required to wear a mask for all public, indoor, non-dining conference spaces, including seminars, panels, film-screenings, and keynotes. The only exception is when an individual is giving a conference presentation.

To check if you are eligible for entry into Canada, link here for vaccination requirements and further information. 

Participants in the Lessons and Legacies Conference will need to follow all national and local protocols for Canada and Ottawa.  Current masking requirements can be found here.  Please check this site again closer to the time of our conference for the most up-to-date information.

We look forward to seeing you in Ottawa!

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