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January 2013

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Call for Proposals

We are seeking individual paper, papers session, and roundtable proposals on the following topics:

  • For a cosponsored session with the Comparative Theology Group, post-Shoah and post-genocide theologies in comparative perspective (e.g., forgiveness, guilt, and reconciliation)

  • For a cosponsored session with the Ritual Studies Group, the politics of memory in annual commemorations of Holocaust and genocide (e.g., Yom HaShoah, Kristallnacht, the Rwandan genocide, Srebrenica)

  • For a cosponsored session with the Religion, Social Conflict, and Peace Group, possibilities and pitfalls in interfaith activism regarding genocide prevention and/or post-genocide recovery

Proposals or prearranged sessions on other topics are also welcome.


This Group provides an academic forum to integrate the analysis of the Holocaust with past and ongoing problems of genocide around the globe. It asks critical questions about the implications of these histories and their legacies for the study of religion, building on Jewish and Christian theological, literary, ethical, ritual, and philosophical responses to the Holocaust, and opening conversations with responses to genocide from other communities — such as Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist, Sikh, Native American, and LGBT.

Anonymity of Review Process

Proposer names are anonymous to Chairs and Steering Committee members during review, but visible to Chairs prior to final acceptance or rejection.


Liora Gubkin
California State University, Bakersfield
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Sarah K. Pinnock
Trinity University
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Method of Submission


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