Labour and Race in Modern German History

Pears Institute for the study of Antisemitism in partnership with the Department of History, Classics and Archaeology, Birkbeck, University of London and The Wiener Library for the Study of the Holocaust and Genocide

Event Information and Booking

27th March, 2014 - 29th March, 2014
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Birkbeck, University of London
Various Speakers

This three day international conference will examine ‘race’ and ‘labour’, two of the great mobilising forces which shaped Germany in the modern world, exploring their interaction in a wide range of contexts. The chosen timeframe is broad, stretching from the early nineteenth century to questions concerning labour and race in the Third Reich and post-war Germany.

The conference will begin on Thursday 27 March with a key note lecture by Professor Richard Overy, University of Exeter, “No Stab in the Back!” Race, Labour and the NS-Regime under the Bombs, 1940-45.

Over the following two days, six panels of scholars will explore Constructions of Race and Labour, Colonialism, Racial Ideology and Social Practice, Forced Labour and Industry, Gender and Family, and Memory and Politics.

The delegate fee is £20, to cover the cost of a drinks reception, conference lunch and refreshments. Places are limited and will be offered on a first come first served basis. Book here.

Richard Overy’s lecture is open to all. For more information click here.



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