CfP: The Holocaust in Central and Eastern Europe

Hungarian Historical ReviewThematic Issue of the Hungarian Historical Review

The Holocaust in Central and Eastern Europe


The reorientation of Central and Eastern European historiographies after 1989 coincided with a major wave of research into the history of the Holocaust. Two of the crucial results of these intense efforts have been that the history of the Holocaust is now much more thoroughly embedded in diverse local and national contexts and is understood as a European cataclysm with substantial or even decisive involvement of non-Germans. Building on these insights, the Hungarian Historical Review is seeking papers to be published as part of a thematic issue devoted to new research directions and innovative findings in Central and Eastern European Holocaust historiography. The editors are especially interested in papers on the following topics, though alternative themes would also be considered:

Comparative and transnational studies of Central and Eastern European states allied to Nazi Germany and their policies towards their respective Jewish populations and each other with foci on their perpetrator roles in the Holocaust and other mass crimes during the years of the Second World War
Local and regional analyses of interethnic relations and the history of mass violence and genocide, including the relations between violence against Jews and other groups
Studies on Holocaust perpetrators, their socialization, organizations, ideologies, motivations and everyday practices on the local, national and transnational levels
Cultural aspects of the Holocaust such as genocidal fantasies and policies to destroy Jewish culture, on the one hand, and Jewish responses to persecution and genocide, on the other
Contemporary practices of Holocaust commemoration in Central and Eastern Europe and the contested nature of Holocaust remembrance since 1989 in a comparative and transnational perspective
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Please send an abstract of no more than 500 words, a brief biographical sketch and selected list of three publications (no full CVs please).

The editors will ask the authors of selected papers (max. 10 000 words) to submit their final articles no later than January 31, 2015.

All articles must conform to our submission guidelines

The deadline for the submission of abstracts: June 30, 2014.

Proposals should be submitted to the organizers by email:

The Hungarian Historical Review is a peer-reviewed international journal of the social sciences and humanities the geographical focus of which is Hungary and East Central Europe.

For additional information, including submission guidelines, please visit the journal’s website:

The Hungarian Historical Review

Published quarterly by the Hungarian Academy of Sciences
Research Centre for the Humanities
Institute of History
30 Országház utca, Budapest H – 1014, Hungary


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