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Lesson & Legacies Emerging Scholars

Call for Papers:


Lessons & Legacies of the Holocaust
Inaugural Emerging Scholars Conference

6-9 November 2025 (Thursday–Sunday)

Worcester, Massachusetts, USA


Submission Deadline: 1 December 2024


The Holocaust Educational Foundation of Northwestern University (HEFNU) is pleased to announce the Lessons & Legacies of the Holocaust Inaugural Emerging Scholars Conference, convened in cooperation with and hosted by the Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Clark University in Worcester, MA, USA. This conference also serves as the sixth conference in the Strassler Center’s series of graduate student conferences. It will start on the evening of Thursday, 6 November and conclude early on the afternoon of Sunday, 9 November 2025.

Keynote Speaker: Sarah Casteel, Carleton University

HEFNU and the Strassler Center invite paper proposals from Emerging Scholars – scholars who are ABD through those who earned their PhD in 2023 or later – in any discipline in the field of Holocaust Studies. We aim to bring together scholars working in different languages, disciplines, discourses, and methodologies for intellectual exchange, networking, and mentorship. We invite proposals on any aspect of the Holocaust, its causes, history, memory, and representation, including comparative approaches. The conference language is English.

HEFNU and the Strassler Center will cover the costs of accommodation and all conference meals for scholars accepted to the program. Travel subsidies may be available for those in need.

 Apply Here

Paper proposals must include title, abstract (up to 300 words), a short (1–2 pages) CV. Please submit online via the Oxford Abstracts portal. One Letter of Recommendation must be sent separately by advisor to


Submission Deadline: 1 December 2024

Conference Co-Chairs:

Natalie Eppelsheimer (Middlebury College), Paul Jaskot (Duke University), Thomas Kühne (Clark University)

Conference Co-Hosts:

Sarah Cushman (Northwestern University); Thomas Kühne (Clark University).

Questions can be addressed to


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