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RessourcentypCall for Papers
TitelTowards an Integrated Perspective on Nazi Policies of Mass Murder
BeschreibungInternational Conference
Towards an Integrated Perspective on Nazi Policies of Mass Murder

Center for Studies of the Holocaust and Religious Minorities

Oslo, Norway, June 20-21, 2009

Call for Papers
In January 2009, Norway will take over the Chairmanship of the Task Force for International Cooperation on Holocaust Education, Remembrance, and Research. As part of the mandate, the Center for Studies of the Holocaust and Religious Minorities (HLsenteret)
in Oslo, has been requested to organize an international scholarly conference, Towards an Integrated Perspective on Nazi Policies of Mass Murder. An academic subcommittee, chaired by Professor Odd-Bjørn Fure, has been appointed to prepare the
conference. The conference will take place in Oslo, Norway, June 20-21, 2009.
The conference seeks to highlight the complexity of Nazi policies of subjugation and mass murder in occupied Europe. The first day of the conference will be dedicated to Scandinavia. Scholars are invited to apply to present on the second day of the conference, which will focus on Different Treatment of Local Populations in Nazi Occupied Europe. Until recently the study of the Shoah, the genocide of the European Jews, has dominated the research on Nazi policies of mass murder. Other minority groups targeted by the Nazis started getting scholarly attention from the mid-1990s onwards. By now there are several monographs dealing with the Nazi mass murder of people with disabilities, the genocide of the Roma people, the deliberate starving of Soviet POWs, the mass killing of Slav populations, and the persecution and killing of homosexuals and Jehovah’s Witnesses. An
integrated perspective on the Nazi policies of mass murder is yet to appear, however. Ever since the publication of the books by Götz Aly & Susanne Heim and Michael Burleigh & Wolfgang Wippermann in 1991, scholars have explored the relationship between the Shoah and the Nazi plans for occupied Europe. Recent research firmly situates the Nazi project of mass murder within racial ideology, suggesting a connection between the destruction of the Jews and mass murder of other groups. In particular, the conference will examine the differences in treatment of various targeted population groups in West and East Europe and
explore the relationship between the Nazi policies vis-à-vis the Jews and the Slavs. Indirectly, it will also address the issue of local collaboration in the Shoah, especially in Eastern Europe.

The proposal should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a one-page abstract. A comparative and/or regional perspective is particularly welcome. PhD Candidates and junior scholars are encouraged to apply. Please send your proposal as an email attachment to Anton Weiss-Wendt at:, and Ann-Elisabeth Mellbye

The deadline for applications is December 1, 2008. Successful applicants will be notified by January 15, 2009. The organizers will cover participants’ costs, including airfare and hotel accommodation.

The organizers are planning to publish the conference proceedings as a separate volume. Successful applicants will be requested to submit a footnoted version of their paper (in English) in advance.

HL-senteret (est. 2001) is a research institution dedicated to the study of religious minorities, the Holocaust, and other genocides. The Center is located in the former residence of Vidkun Quisling and features a permanent exhibition on the history of racism, anti-Semitism, and Nazi mass murder, as well as a video installation on genocide & human rights.
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PersonName: Anton Weiss-Wendt, Ann-Elisabeth Mellbye 
Funktion: Kontakt 
SchlüsselbegriffeLiteratur 1880 - 1945
Klassifikation17.00.00 20. Jahrhundert (1914-1945) > 17.03.00 Geistes- und Kulturgeschichte
Ediert von  H-Germanistik
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