Submissions are invited for the conference on Holocaust Perpetrators and the Law that will be held at University of Central Florida from 8-9 April 2024.

About the Institute

The University of Central Florida (UCF) is a public research university with its main campus in unincorporated Orange County, Florida. UCF also has nine smaller regional campuses throughout central Florida. It is part of the State University System of Florida.

With 68,442 students as of the Fall 2022 semester, UCF has the second-largest student body of any public university in the United States.

About the Call for Papers

This conference seeks to explore the legal framework that guided, motivated, impeded or otherwise influenced the crimes of the perpetrators.

It raises questions about the perpetrators’ legal awareness, about legal cultures within which they were socialized and operated, and about legal or pseudo-legal regulations that affected their crimes. 

Themes and Sub-themes

  • European History / Studies
  • German History / Studies
  • Holocaust, Genocide
  • Memory Studies,
  • Human Rights, Law and Legal History

They invite applications from scholars working on these issues and other interconnected questions. Comparative studies, and new research from historians and legal scholars as well as from adjacent disciplines are particularly welcome.

They also welcome applications from scholars engaging in the theme of the conference related to genocides and events of mass violence other than the Holocaust.

How to Submit?

Please send an abstract of no more than 500 words and a two-page CV by 1 August 2023 to Jessie Oldham,

Submission Deadline

August 01, 2023

Important Dates

  • Submission Deadline: August 01, 2023
  • Event Date: April 08 – 09, 2024

Contact Information

Thomas Kühne, Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Clark University.

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