Seminars and Conferences

IWM regularly hosts and contributes to seminars and conferences in collaboration with a range of academic and cultural institutions. 

Upcoming events

Beyond Camps and Forced Labour Conference 2018

This conference showcases current international research on the survivors of Nazi persecution and it is the sixth time it has taken place, having previously been held at IWM London in 2003, 2006, 2009, 2012 and 2015. In 2018 the conference will take place at Birkbeck.

The conference aims is to bring together scholars from a variety of disciplines who are engaged in research on all groups of survivors of Nazi persecution. These will include - but are not limited to - Jews, Roma and Sinti, Slavonic peoples, Jehovah’s Witnesses, homosexuals, Soviet prisoners of war, political dissidents, members of underground movements, the disabled, the so-called 'racially impure', and forced labourers. For the purpose of the conference, a 'survivor' is defined as anyone who suffered any form of persecution by the Nazis or their allies as a result of the Nazis' racial, political, ideological or ethnic policies from 1933 to 1945, and who survived the Second World War.

More information can be found on the Pears Institute website


For information on past seminars and conferences, please take a look at our Annual Research Reports.