The Holocaust and History: The Work and Legacy of David Cesarani

From 3-4 April 2017 the Holocaust Research Centre, Royal Holloway University of London  will hold a conference to celebrate the work of Professor David Cesarani. 

David Cesarani (1956-2015) was a leading historian of the Holocaust and of Anglo-Jewry, and a public intellectual concerned with the importance of historical understanding. The Holocaust Research Centre, Royal Holloway University of London, seek proposals for 20-minute presentations on the topics that were of interest to Professor Cesarani, namely: Holocaust history and memory; Zionism and anti-Zionism; and the history of Anglo-Jewry. Specific topics might include, but are not restricted to: the unfolding of the “Final Solution”; Britain and the Holocaust; the Holocaust in Hungary; Holocaust consciousness in Britain, the US, and Europe; British attitudes towards Zionism before, during and after World War II; British Mandate Palestine; antisemitism as an intellectual tradition and political movement.

Papers should be original research and not solely assessments of Professor Cesarani’s work. Please send proposals (max. 300 words) to Imogen Dalziel, Administrator of the Holocaust Research Centre, at by Friday 25 June 2016. All applicants will be informed of the outcome of their submission by Friday 22 July 2016.

The conference will be held in central London (venue TBC), the second half of day two at the Imperial War Museum, where there will be a discussion of Professor Cesarani’s contribution to Holocaust Studies and Holocaust consciousness in Britain that will be open to the public. There is a nominal registration fee of £10. Travel bursaries may be available for PhD students and early-career scholars whose institutions cannot cover their travel to London.