CFP: The Nazi Games: The Berlin Olympics After 80 Years

In August 1936, Adolf Hitler’s Nazi dictatorship hosted the Summer Olympics, using this global event to showcase the new Third Reich and conceal its antisemitic and militaristic intentions. The regime attempted to portray a peaceful, tolerant Germany to the international community. With the rejection of a boycott for the Summer Games, Western democracies lost an early chance to oppose the tyranny of Hitler’s regime. This conference, taking place to mark 80 years since the 1936 Berlin Olympics, seeks to bring together individuals from a wide variety of disciplines to explore key issues and present recent research relating to this event, as well as contribute to ongoing discussion. The conference welcomes proposals from established scholars and graduate students, and, in exceptional cases, senior undergraduates. Please note: The conference cannot offer travel or accommodation assistance, though a list of nearby hotels will be provided for those attending. There is no registration fee for this conference, which will be free and open to the public.

Please submit an abstract of no more than 150 words, and a short biographical statement, to: Courtney Sidbury at or Dr. Paul Bartrop at

Submission deadline: January 11, 2016; Notification of decisions: January 15, 2016

Venue of event: Florida Gulf Coast University, Fort Myers, Florida, USA

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