About the Workshop on Perpetration, Complicity, and Collaboration in Nazi-dominated Europe 2016
The UCL Centre for Collective Violence, Holocaust and Genocide Studies invites PhD candidates from any discipline to present their research in a visual format as part of an interdisciplinary one-day workshop on Perpetration, Complicity, and Collaboration in Nazi-dominated Europe on 21 October 2016. We invite submissions by doctoral students whose research addresses perpetration, complicity and collaboration during the Holocaust and other instances of collective violence and genocide in any time period or geographical location.
In the past two decades, research into perpetrators, collaborators, and bystanders in Nazi-dominated Europe has proliferated. This categorisation, which has its roots in Raul Hilberg’s work, is increasingly being challenged as the behaviours and motivations of those implicated were often much more complex and ambiguous. These limitations become even more apparent when considering the aftermath of war and Holocaust and the proliferation of representations and self-representations, the transmission and inheritance of memories, and the challenges faced by Holocaust education. The workshop will explore wider aspects of perpetration and question current categorisation both in terms of historical concepts, explanations, and definitions, and in relation to different forms of representation and self-representation, including ego-documents, literary works, and other cultural reflections on the Holocaust and its aftermath.
Confirmation of acceptance: 1 July 2016
Workshop date: 21 October 2016
Location: Institute of Advanced Studies, University College London
Small bursaries will be available for the expenses of successful applicants.
All accepted applicants are encouraged to submit their posters and write a piece on their research for the public history blog – History to the Public.
Topics may include, but are not limited to:
- Holocaust/Third Reich/Euthanasia/Genocide/Collective Violence
- Micro-histories and Theoretical Approaches
- Trials, Justice and Reconciliation
- Retribution and Reparations
- Guilt and Responsibility
- Collective Amnesia, Memory and Commemoration
- Intergenerational Transmission
- (Auto)biographical writing
- Representations in Film and Literature
- Ego-documents and Oral History
- Denial and Revisionism
We invite PhD students from any of the following disciplines:
- Political Science
- Social Psychology
- Museum Studies
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