The NIOD series with Amsterdam University Press encompasses peer-reviewed scholarly work on the impact of war, holocaust, and genocides on twentieth-century societies, covering a broad range of historical approaches in a global context, and from diverse disciplinary perspectives.The aim is the dissemination of new research produced by NIOD and its scholarly environment among an international audience.

Since the 1990s NIOD’s geographical and topical focus on World War II and the Netherland has significantly altered. While World War II and its aftermath will remain an important object of study, a shift in scope has occurred. Conflicts such as the Great War, but also more recent conflicts such as war and genocide in Rwanda have drawn the institute’s interest. Eastern Europe and the non-western world, Asia and Africa have come into vogue. The series editors wish to pursue this trend of broadening the scope as reflected in publications.

Proposals are welcome for monographs and edited volumes blending analysis and empirical research on:

  • Colonial and postcolonial mass violence
  • Occupation regimes and societies
  • The Holocaust at the local level
  • Genocidal ideologies and propaganda
  • Perpetrators/perpetration
  • Survivor strategies and coping mechanisms
  • War crimes and genocide trials

Proposals should follow the standard AUP Proposal Form (

Series Editors: Karel Berkhoff (NIOD), Thijs Bouwknegt (NIOD), Peter Keppy (NIOD), Ingrid de Zwarte (NIOD and University of Amsterdam). Contact:

International Advisory Board: Frank Bajohr (Center for Holocaust Studies, Munich), Joan Beaumont (Australian National University), Bruno De Wever (Ghent University), William H. Frederick (Ohio University), Susan R. Grayzel (The University of Mississippi), Wendy Lower (Claremont McKenna College).

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