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International Feuchtwanger Society Conference 2024

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Senate House, University of London


‘From Weimar to Hope – the Feuchtwangers in the Interwar Period.’

We are happy to inform you that the eleventh biennial meeting of the International Feuchtwanger Society (IFS) will take place September 12-14, 2024, in London, United Kingdom.

The conference is jointly organized by the Leo Baeck Institute London, the Research Centre for German & Austrian Exile Studies, University of London, and the International Feuchtwanger Society.

The conference centers around the idea of Britain, the British Commonwealth, and the British Mandate of Palestine as hub and transit for Jews, intellectuals, artists, and political opponents of the National Socialist regime in the interwar and postwar years.

A special focus of the conference is the Feuchtwanger family, their lives, work, and networks in relationship with Britain and the role that Britain played as a waystation for members of the Feuchtwanger family and other exiles.

The conference will take place in a hybrid format, meaning that audience members can watch presentations via Zoom remotely.

Conference languages: German and English.

There is currently a call for papers for this conference here:


September 12:
4-6pm Opening Reception


September 13:
9am – 5pm


September 14:
9am – 2:45pm
3pm-4pm: Film Screening: Feuchtwanger Lebt!


Conference Venue: 
Senate House, University of London
Malet Street
Room G37, with G35 as an overflow


Partners in London
Anthony Grenville – Research Centre for German & Austrian Exile Studies (Chair)
Kinga S. Bloch – Leo Baeck Institute London (Deputy Director)


Recommended Hotels in Bloomsbury/ KCL Student Accommodation:
To get the best prices, we always reserve a group contingent at the hotels and make it available to the participants of our conferences. 

The LBI London has worked with the following two hotels in Bloomsbury in the past: 
(rooms may vary in size)



King’s College Residences Stamford Street (very competitive prices, venue can be reached easily by tube – recommended to book well in advance):

booking via:

Wiener Holocaust Library – Archive Tour (tba)
Could the IFS please let us know which day & at what time a tour would fit best in the programme so we can enquire with them accordingly.

Attached: Transport for London Map
The stations closest to the venue are Russel Square, Holborn and Tottenham Court Road 

Getting to Central London from the airport
A good overview on all airports can be found here:

London Underground (Piccadilly Line)
Elizabeth Line
Heathrow Express (to Paddington)

London City Airport

Gatwick Express 
Train (bookings via Trainline recommended)

Stansted Express (to Liverpool Street)

Train (Thameslink & East Midland Trains)

UK Government Page – Guidance: Travelling on a Business Trip