EHRI Partners | Call for Papers for a Workshop on "Archives, Power, and Truth Telling: Catholic Archives and Holocaust Memory"

Virtual Workshop
Monday, 3 May, 2021

Virtual workshop with Boston College, and EHRI partners US Holocaust Memorial Museum and Yad Vashem

Sunday October 17–Tuesday October 19, 2021

Please submit proposals by May 15, 2021

The Programs on Ethics, Religion, and the Holocaust of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, the International Institute for Holocaust Research at Yad Vashem, and the Center for Christian-Jewish Learning at Boston College are pleased to announce a virtual workshop on Archives, Power, and Truth Telling: Catholic Archives and Holocaust Memory. In light of the 2020 opening of the Vatican archives relating to the Pontificate of Pius XII, papers are invited that present and discuss new, previously unpublished, and in-process archival research on the Catholic Church and the Holocaust, as well as theoretical and conceptual papers on the possibilities and limitations of archival research for scholarship, truth-telling, and memory.

Scholars and researchers from all disciplines, including religious studies, history, literature, sociology, political science, gender studies, and philosophy are welcome to submit proposals. Applicants should be working with (or preparing to work with) materials from one or more Catholic archival collections relating to the Holocaust, including but not limited to the Vatican archives, nunciatures, diocesan archives, religious orders, Catholic universities and institutions, and relevant personal collections.

This workshop will address the roles of the institutional and local Church and of individual Catholic actors, as they relate to the actions and motivations of the Church and its adherents, and the role of archival research in scholarship and the potential contribution of these findings to Jewish-Christian Relations.

How to apply

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