CfP: Right Wing Politics and the Rise of Antisemitism in Europe 1935-1940/41

Deadline: 21 June 2015
Open to: anyone with a keen interest in the history of Antisemitism, Fascism and Right-wing politics in Europe before the second world war
Venue: 18-20 February 2016, Munich, Germany

Description

Institute for Contemporary History in Munich has opened a call for papers for the conference Right Wing Politics and the Rise of Antisemitism in Europe 1935-1940/41 which will take place between 18 and 20 February 2016 in Munich, Germany. During the 1930s, antisemitism grew rapidly, not only in Germany, where it became a central focus of state policies from 1933 on, but in most European countries. This culminated in the issue of the first non-German anti-Jewish laws in 1938 in Italy, Romania and Hungary, but also in an upsurge of antisemitic groups and a wave of antisemitic incidents after 1935. The proposed conference will examine the background, structures and consequences of these developments, which fully radicalized under German hegemony in Europe from 1940/41 on. The conference will address several topics:

  • German influence and the perception of Nazi policies against Jews in Germany;
  • Upsurge of right-wing politics in East Central Europe and Antisemitism;
  • Change of discourse on Jews;
  • Fascism and Antisemitism;
  • Polarizations in Western Europe;
  • Jewish perceptions;
  • Jewish reactions.

These questions will be discussed in three-day conference at the Zentrum für Holocaust-Studien at the Institute for Contemporary History in Munich in comparative and trans-national perspective. The chronological focus will be on the years from 1934 to 1940, and the following countries are of particular interest: Germany (in its transnational context), Italy, France, Poland, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Lithuania, Slovakia and Yugoslavia. The conference will be conducted in English.

Eligibility

The conference is opened to anyone with a keen interest in the history of Antisemitism, Fascism and Right-wing politics in Europe before the second world war.

Costs

Travel and housing costs will be covered by the organisers.

How to apply?

The deadline for applications is 21 June 2015. Suggestions for topics should be sent in the form of an exposé (1-2 pages) accompanied by a CV via e-mail to: [email protected]

For more information please follow the official website.

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