by | 9 August 2022 | Exhibitions


Friday 16 September
10:00 – 17:00
The Wiener Holocaust Library
This one-day, in person workshop coordinated by the Holocaust Research Institute and held at The Wiener Holocaust Library will bring together postgraduate and early career researchers focusing on gender and the Holocaust. The workshop seeks to cover a range of themes, topics and demographics to incite discussion, debate and collaboration with gender at the core – with the understanding that gender is a fluid term and does not pertain only to women: masculinity and sexuality are also important frameworks to consider. We hope the workshop engages wit

Two women photographed with a baby inside the Bergen-Belsen Displaced Persons Camp, c.1947. The Wiener Holocaust Library Collections.

h this and offers an enriching day for all attending. 


This workshop will consider how gender intersects with and can be used to further our understanding of the history of the Holocaust by exploring topics such as the specificity of the female/male experience, how gender was used or expressed in mediums such as clothing, food or cultural activities, the role of gender in shaping humanitarianism, relief work and the experiences of Displaced Persons, and the variety of ways in which gender can intersect with perpetrator studies and postwar memory.


With opportunities for presentations, collaboration, discussion and networking, this workshop will provide postgraduate and early post-doctoral researchers at all levels a space to present and discuss their work in a friendly and supportive setting. Faculty are more than welcome to attend.
Call for Papers


Individual Papers
If you would like to present your research project and how it extends our understanding of gender in the field of Holocaust Studies, we would love to hear from you in a 15-minute paper. Some possible themes may include:

  • Women/Men’s experiences & responses to persecution
  • Masculinity
  • Sexuality
  • Marginalised voices
  • Microhistories of the Holocaust
  • Perpetrator studies
  • Sexual violence
  • Memory
  • Representations


Roundtable Discussion – ‘Did Gender Matter During The Holocaust?’ 


This interactive discussion will focus on the variety of ways in which gender affected and actively shaped experiences of the Holocaust. We invite researchers to offer reflections on this topic for 5–10 minutes, to be followed by a panel discussion. 


Please send a c.250-word outline of either your proposed roundtable talk or your paper to by Monday 15 August 2022.

We should also be very grateful if you could share this call for papers with friends or colleagues who may be interested.

We look forward to seeing you on the 16th September!

Roxy Moore and Julie Fitzpatrick