Imre Kertész Kolleg Jena

Conference "Space in Holocaust Research"

Conference Committee: Janine Fubel (Berlin), Alexandra Klei (Berlin/Hamburg), Katrin Stoll (Imre Kertész Kolleg), Annika Wienert (Bonn/Warszawa)

23. - 26. March 2020
Venue: Universität Hamburg, “Pferdestall”, Allende-Platz 1

'Space in Holocaust Research' is the first conference in Germany to examine space as a central category of Holocaust research from a theoretical and methodological perspective. The organizers seek to combine inter- and transdisciplinary discussions of a spatial turn in the humanities with recent research on the Holocaust and its legacy. The paradigm of space will allow for cross-disciplinary discussions on central issues of Holocaust research and for a prolific integration of new approaches. The overarching goal of the conference is to foster interdisciplinary Holocaust Studies, a research field that as of yet has no institutional framework in German academia.

The conference is a co-operation between the German Historical Institute Warsaw and the Institute for the History of the German Jews in Hamburg. It receives further financial support from the Imre Kertész Kolleg Jena, the Fondation pour la Mémoire de la Shoah (Paris), the ZEIT-Stiftung (Hamburg), the Hans-Böckler-Stiftung, and the Stiftung Zeitlehren (Karlsruhe).
Conference languages will be German and English. There is no conference fee. Due to limited capacities, you are kindly asked to register by 15 February, 2020. Please indicate, if you also wish to attend the field trip to the Sandbostel memorial site.