Student and Scholar Opportunities

This page will be a central location for students to find Calls for Papers, Conference Announcements, Funding Opportunities, and other resources.
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Fall 2017 UMN Courses relevant to Holocaust and Genocide Studies

American Indian Studies
1003: McKay / Ghebregzi / Bendickson – American Indians in Minnesota

3000: Joe Haker – A Campus Divided: Contested Histories from the University of Minnesota to Charlottesville – MW 2:30-3:45
3727: History of the Holocaust – MW 9:45-11:00
8900: Helena Pohlandt-McCormick – Topics in African History: Global Apartheid – T 1:25-3:20

1601: Rick McCormick – Fleeing Hitler: German and Austrian Filmmakers Between Europe and Hollywood – T 4:00-7:30
3633: Leslie Morris – The Holocaust: Memory, Narrative, History – MW 1:00-2:15

Global Studies
3900/5900: Artyom Tonoyan – Armenian Genocide in the Age of “Alternative Facts” – T 1:30-3:00

1914: Karen Painter – Music in Nazi Germany

4461: Ron Aminzade – Ethnic and Racial Conflict
8190: Alejandro BaerTopics in Law, Crime, and Deviance – Genocide & Mass Violence: Causes & Consequences – W 2:30-5:00

Calls for Papers, Conferences, Workshops, Seminars

Deadline: December 1, 2017 The Holocaust: Global Perspectives and National Narratives, Lessons and Legacies Conference on the Holocaust XV; Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, November 1-4, 2018

Deadline: January 15, 2018 The Holocaust and Genocide Trials; Millersville University of Pennsylvania, April 11-13, 2018

Synagogue & Church: Exploring the Role of the Roman Catholic Church and the Holocaust; Powell-Heller Conference for Holocaust Education, Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, Washington, November 1-3, 2017

Present Past: Time, Memory, and the Negotiation of Historical Justice; 6th Annual Conference of the Historical Dialogues, Justice, and Memory Network, Columbia University, New York City, December 7-9, 2017

Second Annual Conference of the Memory Studies Association, University of Copenhagen, December 14-16, 2017

Beyond Camps and Forced Labour: Current International Research on Survivors of Nazi Persecution; University of London and The Wiener Library, January 10-12, 2018

Near but Far: Holocaust Education Revisited; Interdisciplinary Conference at Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, February 22-24, 2018

Words that Kill; George and Irina Schaeffer Center for the Study of Genocide, Human Rights and Conflict Prevention, American University of Paris, May 28-30, 2018

New Perspectives on Kristallnacht: After 80 Years, the Nazi Pogrom in Global Comparison; USC Shoah Foundation, Los Angeles, November 4-6, 2018

Calls for Journal Submissions

Antisemitism Studies; Indiana University Press

Human Remains and Violence: An Interdisciplinary Journal; Manchester University Press

Working Paper (WP) Series; Historical Dialogues, Justice, and Memory Network

Funding Opportunities

We are pleased to offer HGMV graduate students funding support for travel to present their research at academic conferences, which includes an exciting new partnership with the UMN Libraries:

CHGS / HRP travel awards funded by the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies and the Human Rights Program

Library Archives travel awards: the Kautz Family YMCA Archives HGMV Graduate Award, and the IHRC Archives HGMV Graduate Award

Funding for both types of awards will be provided to graduate students in the form of reimbursement for travel costs and registration fees for conferences, symposia, workshops, and meetings where they will present their work.

Topics must be relevant to the Holocaust, genocide, mass violence and other systemic human rights violations. Applications accepted on a rolling basis, first consideration will be given to those students who have presented or are scheduled to present their work in the HGMV workshop.

Library awards require prior consultation with an archivist, and incorporation of archive research in the paper.  Archivists are always available for consult via and

Please find additional information here.

Bernard and Fern Badzin Graduate Fellowship in Holocaust and Genocide Studies

The University of Minnesota Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies and the Department of History invite applications from current doctoral students in the UMN College of Liberal Arts for the Bernard and Fern Badzin Graduate Fellowship in Holocaust and Genocide Studies. The Badzin Fellowship will pay a stipend of $18,000, the cost of tuition and health insurance, and $1,000 toward the mandatory graduate student fees. Calls for applications usually posted the beginning of Spring Semester.

Eligibility: An applicant must be a current student in a Ph.D. program in the College of Liberal Arts, currently enrolled in the first, second, third, or fourth year of study, and have a doctoral dissertation project in Holocaust and/or genocide studies. The fellowship will be awarded on the basis of the quality and scholarly potential of the dissertation project, the applicant’s quality of performance in the graduate program, and the applicant’s general scholarly promise.

Please find additional information here.

African Studies Initiative Faculty Travel Grants

The African Studies Initiative (ASI), through a Title VI grant in African Studies from the U.S. Department of Education, is able to provide travel support up to $2,000 to University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, faculty and instructional staff. The Travel Grants are intended for projects that enhance the University’s undergraduate and graduate curriculum in African Studies and for projects that support the building of sustainable educational partnerships with institutions abroad on African Studies.

The ASI accepts applications on a rolling basis, but does require that all applications be received at least 2 months before the departure date.

Please find additional information here.

The Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies awards fellowships on a competitive basis to support significant research and writing about the Holocaust. The specific fellowship and the length of the award are at the Mandel Center’s discretion.  Stipends range up to $3,700 per month.

The application deadline is November 15, 2017 for the academic year of 2018-2019.

Please find additional information here.