Call for Papers

Remembering for the Future

The 47th Annual Scholars' Conference

on the Holocaust and the Churches
“Lessons for a Wounded World:
Post-Holocaust Wisdom in the Face of Terror and Fear”

Founded by Franklin H. Littell z”l and Hubert G. Locke in 1970, The Annual Scholars’ Conference on the Holocaust and the Churches provides an invaluable forum for scholars to report the latest findings in Holocaust research, ensuring the valuable lessons of the Holocaust remain relevant for today’s world.

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of Franklin H. Littell and the Conference will give special attention to his seminal work The Crucifixion of the Jews: the Failure of Christians to Understand the Jewish Experience. It is our pleasure to announce a Call for Papers and invite your participation in our 47th annual meeting.

Date: Saturday, March 11 – Monday, March 13, 2017
Place: Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Topics, including but not limited to:

  • The Church Struggle
  • The Armenian Experience
  • Holocaust Education for Future Generations
  • Literature and Drama
  • Modern Faith Midrash
  • Music and the Arts
  • Film
  • New Forms of anti-Semitism and ethnic hatred
  • Professional Ethics after Auschwitz
  • Resistance & Rescue
  • The Role of the Nurses
  • The Role of the Partisans
  • The Role of Religious Institutions


Papers are invited related to the Conference theme and its topics, as well as those related to the mission and work of the Conference. Recent Ph.D’s are particularly invited to submit papers. When submitting a proposal, please include the following:

– an abstract of no more than 250 words
– a brief biographical statement
– all requested information on the presenter’s reply form (see below)

Abstract Proposals must be submitted by Wednesday, January 25, 2017, to: annualscholarsconference@gmail.com

If unable to submit electronically, please mail to:
The Annual Scholars’ Conference
POB 10
Merion Station, PA 19066

Receipt of your proposal will be acknowledged. Notification of acceptance will be sent via e-mail by February 1, 2017.


The Conference requires first rights of publication on all papers. A Volume of selected papers from the Conference will be published.



A block of rooms has been secured at The Conwell Inn for the Conference.

The number of rooms at The Conwell Inn, on the campus of Temple University are limited. Please call the Inn directly: 215.235.6200 & mention the Annual Scholars’ Conference

Other Nearby Hotels include:
Doubletree by Hilton – Center City

Philadelphia Marriott – Center City