The Kindertransport 80 Years On - London Conference
JANUARY 23-24, 2019

The Kindertransport 80 Years On:
Critical Approaches to Kindertransport Research and Historiography


Venue: Institute of Advanced Education, University College London, UK

The eightieth anniversary of the scheme that permitted over 10,000 unaccompanied, mostly Jewish, children to enter the UK in 1938-39 seems a fitting time to approach a new, critical assessment of the Kindertransport and its origins, rationales, enactment and outcomes.

This interdisciplinary conference welcomes papers that examine the Kindertransport with critical scholarly rigor, exploring less well-known aspects of the scheme as well as fresh perspectives on the more familiar Kindertransport themes.

Presentations are anticipated to be 20-25 minutes grouped into panels, with questions to follow each segment. Participants will be invited to submit their papers after the symposium for a collected edition on the Critical Approaches to Kindertransport Research, Historiography and Representation.

This conference is being organised by Dr. Jennifer Craig-Norton, Anita Grosz, Dr. Andrea Hammel and Lesley Urbach. We are inviting contributions from a variety of academic disciplines. Topics may include but are not limited to:

? Critical Approaches to Kindertransport Research, Historiography and Representation
? Individuals and refugee organisations
? Kindertransport carers - their motivations & roles
? The parents - their perspectives, feelings and fates
? Issues of gender, age and identity
? Memory, representation and testimony
? The challenges of Kindertransport archival research
? Language, education, work and cultural adaptation
? Individual communities and the Kindertransport
? Kindertransport sub-groups i.e. national, religious, Youth Aliyah, etc.
? The Kindertransport and religion
? Evacuation and the Kindertransport
? Kindertransport and the media, film and literature
? Journey narratives
? Artistic representations, memory and material objects
? Kindertransport memorials and museum representation

Abstracts (250 words) and a short biography (100 words), in digital form, should be sent to: by 15 September 2018.

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