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The EAHS was established in 2015 as a professional organization, officially registered in Poland, in order to bring together specialists and students in Holocaust Studies so as to promote the field and facilitate interdisciplinary networking amongst its members. The major objectives of the EAHS are to create a vibrant network of those active in the field, encourage cooperation between them, and create multiple opportunities for pan-European research projects, workshops, and conferences. It will also disseminate information about calls for papers, new publications, and internship and job announcements.

The EAHS, in cooperation with the British Association for Holocaust Studies (BAHS), the Pedagogical University of Kraków, and the Jagiellonian University, Kraków (Centre for Holocaust Studies and the UNESCO Chair in Education about the Holocaust), has organized its 2nd International Conference on the theme 'Current Research on Auschwitz History and Memory', which took place in Kraków on 14-16 November 2017 (with a special study visit to Auschwitz on 13 November). The conference explored the current state of scholarship on the history and memory of Auschwitz, bringing together scholars working on the history of the camp complex itself, as well as those engaged in broader studies about its memorialization and representation, and the ways in which it has come to function as an icon of the Nazi genocide. There were 38 speakers at the conference.

The abstracts and bios of all the papers presented can be found here.

The conference was sponsored by the Auschwitz-Birkenau Death Camp Victims Memorial Foundation, the British Association for Holocaust Studies, the German Historical Institute in Warsaw, the City of Kraków, and the Galicia Jewish Museum, Kraków. Publication of the proceedings is currently in progress, with an expected publication date at the end of 2018.


British Association for Holocaust Studies

The British Association for Holocaust Studies is currently in the process of putting together its summer newsletter and would like to invite members to submit content for inclusion.
Ideas might include (but are not limited to):
  • events/conferences/workshops
  • recent publications
  • calls for contributions to edited volumes or special editions
  • research questions or discussion boards
  • museum or art exhibitions
  • job opportunities/PhD studentships
Please send any relevant material to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it with the subject heading BAHS Newsletter by 31 May 2018.


The ?Current research on Auschwitz history and memory? conference will be held in Kraków on 14-16 November, 2017 (with a special optional study visit to Auschwitz on 13 November).
Further details and a Call for Papers will be issued soon

Holocaust Research Fellowship: Call for Applications