Tourism and the Future of Holocaust Memory in Germany and Austria 
German Studies Association conference, October 3-6, 2019, Portland OR.
DUE DATE: 1/26/19

Conveners: Daniel Reynolds, Grinnell College, [log in to unmask]; Doreen Pastor, University of Bristol, [log in to unmask]

This seminar invites participants at all career stages to share and debate the educational and more broadly societal impact of tourism to sites of Holocaust and Nazi remembrance. As a rapidly expanding form of remembrance, tourism to Holocaust memorials, museums, and sites of catastrophe is testing the limits of representation. In Germany, for instance, some memorial managers suggest that the current exhibition designs fail to engage visitors, necessitating new approaches.

We welcome contributions that stem from humanities and social sciences, including theoretical considerations, ethnographic studies, and other interpretive and empirical analyses to develop a richer, more evidence-based analysis of tourism's place in remembering the Holocaust and the Nazi past more broadly.

Seminar applicants should submit a 300-word abstract by January 26. Participants will be chosen by February 5, and will write and read pre-circulated papers of approximately 8-10 pages in August. The seminar leaders will assign a set of common readings shared on Google Drive.

Please submit your application directly at the GSA site: You must be a current member of the GSA to submit your abstract. You can renew/join at

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The German Studies Call for Papers List
Editor: Sean Franzel
Assistant Editor: Olaf Schmidt
Sponsored by the University of Missouri
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