Call for Proposals Conference FDR Library | Examining American Responses to the Holocaust: Digital Possibilities

FDR Library
Thursday, 18 February, 2021

A Virtual Conference - October 10-15, 2021 |Hosted by the FDR Library and Museum, located in Hyde Park, New York

Submission deadline: March 26, 2021

In April, 2017, the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum launched the Morgenthau Holocaust Collection Project (MHCP), a multiyear, multiplatform initiative to expand awareness of underutilized primary source material on the Holocaust through digital publication, exhibits, and public programs. As part of this initiative, the FDR Library is organizing a conference that will examine the current state of Holocaust scholarship and the contemporary relevance of the US government’s response to the Holocaust, with a special emphasis on how the field of digital humanities and the increasing need for and access to digital research is changing the way Holocaust research is conducted and disseminated.

The public-facing virtual conference is scheduled for the week of October 10-15, 2021 and will be hosted by the FDR Library, located in Hyde Park, New York. The virtual conference will feature sessions held over a five-day period and will live-stream sessions. Registration is free; only those who register can ask questions and participate in the virtual conference. Those who are not registered will be able to view conference sessions online.

There may be an in-person, on-site component if conditions allow. This may be held at the same time as the virtual conference in October or sometime in Spring 2022, possibly as part of our annual Yom HaShoah programming in late April, 2022.

This interdisciplinary conference aims to bring together scholars, graduate students, historians, archivists, museum and library professionals, digital humanists, educators, writers, those working in non-profit organizations, and the public to explore the contemporary relevance and impact of Holocaust Studies, Digital Humanities, and Digital Archives. The organizers welcome proposals for workshops, open forums, panels, roundtable discussions, lightning round, and think-tank sessions (described below).

The goal is to develop a program with a diverse range of voices represented, including in terms of gender, race, religion, age, profession, expertise, topics, and skill sets. We encourage proposals from emerging scholars, early-career as well as established professionals who wish to build networks between fields which may not normally interact.

For more info and how to apply, visit the conference webpage

Deadline for submissions 26 March 2021

Image thanks to the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum