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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Spring 2017 UMN Courses relevant to Holocaust and Genocide Studies

3486: Mai Na Lee – Hmong Refugees from the Secret War: Becoming Americans – MW 1-2:15
3610: Jenneke Oosterhoff – Anne Frank: New Perspectives on Her Life and Legacy – TTh 1:00-2:15
3633: Leslie Morris – The Holocaust: Memory, Narrative, History – TTH 2:30-3:45
Global Studies
1112: j. Wahutu SiguruGlobalization and Social Justice – MW 9:45-11:00
3401: Barbara Frey – Human Rights Internship – MW 1:25-3:20
3900/5900: Yehudit Shendar – Holocaust Art: History and Commemoration –  TTH 6:00-8:30 PM
5403: Barbara Frey – Human Rights Advocacy – W 2:30-5:15
1362/3362: Jazmine Contreras – Global History of World War II
3487: Mai Na Lee – The Vietnam Wars: French Colonialism and US Intervention in Indochina – MW 9:45-11:00
3727: Orry Klainman – History of the Holocaust
5890: Jean O’Brien – Problems in American Indian History
6071: Neha Jain – International Law – MT 9:40-11:05
6236: Todd Matha – Indian Law – TF 8:35-10:00
6621: Christopher Roberts – Civil Rights: Citizenship and Human Rights – Th 4:05-7:05
3322W: Joseph Gerteis – Social Movements, Protest and Change – MW 9:45-11:00
4101/5090: Joachim Savelsberg – Crime and Human Rights – MW 11:15-12:30
4315/5315: Alejandro BaerNever Again! Memory and Politics after Genocide – TTH 1:00-2:15
8090: Elizabeth Boyle – Topics: Approaches to Human Rights – F 2:30-5:00

Calls for Papers, Conferences, Workshops, Seminars

Deadline: July 1, 2017 – Near but Far: Holocaust Education Revisited; Interdisciplinary Conference at Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, February 22-24, 2018

The Holocaust and History: The Work and Legacy of David Cesarani; University of London, London, April 3-4 2017

Emerging Expertise Conference: Holding Accountability Accountable; Clark University, Massachusetts, April 6-9 2017

Memory Studies Network Call for Submissions for the German Studies Association 41st Annual Meeting; Atlanta, GA, June 5-8 2017

Racism, Nationalism, and Xenophobia; 2nd International Interdisciplinary Conference; University of Gdańsk, Poland, June 8-9, 2017

Holocaust Studies after the Spatial Turn; Universities of Bristol and London, June 14-16 2017

Large-Scale Violence and Its Aftermaths; Kean University, June 25-29, 2017

Traces and Memories of the Cambodian Genocide: Tuol Sleng in testimony, literature, and media representations; University of Utrecht, The Netherlands, July 6-9 2017

Justice and the Prevention of Genocide; International Association of Genocide Scholars Conference; University of Queensland, Brisbane, July 9-13, 2017

Media and History: Crime, Violence, and Justice; International Association for Media and History, Paris, July 10-13 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

Calls for Journal Submissions

Deadline: July 1, 2017Transitional Justice from the Margins: Intersections of Identities, Power and Human Rights; International Journal for Transitional Justice, Oxford University Press

Deadline: July 31, 2017Images and Collective Violence: Function, Use and Memory; Genocide Studies and Prevention, International Association of Genocide Scholars

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. We encourage those planning travel during Summer 2017 to apply by 20 March 2017.

Please find additional information here.