A first Workshop on Digital Humanities in Czech Republic took place on 24 September 2015 in Prague. Organized by the LINDAT/CLARIN Center, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics,
Charles University in Prague and under the auspices of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport of the Czech Republic. The event was coordinated in cooperation with the Jewish Museum in Prague and the Institute of Sociology of the Czech Academy of Sciences. With 65 officially registered guests, the workshop was very well attended by various stakeholders in the field. The workshop was opened by professor Eva Hajičová and an opening speech was held by Lukáš Levák, Director Department of Research and Development, Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports.
Works for the Foundation Jewish Contemporary Documentation Center (CDEC), Italy
Involved in EHRI since May 2015
I received my degree in Contemporary history at the Università Statale
of Milan. My thesis concerned the Italian Zionists and the Italian
diplomats dealing with the question of the future of Palestine during
the First World War.
My PhD thesis was in Political science and concerned with the
relations between the EEC and the State of Israel and the construction
of the "image” of Israel by the European Institutions from 1957 to 1973.
For almost ten years I was involved in the activities of the Chair of Contemporary History at the Università Statale in Milan and, at the same time, with the Commission of History of International Relations.
Since 2000 Slovakia has commemorated the victims of the Holocaust and of racial persecution on 9 September. This specific day was chosen because of its symbolism: indeed on 9 September 1941 the government of the war-time Slovak Republic (1939 – 1945) issued Regulation No. 198/1941 Sl. z. on the Legal Status of Jews, commonly known also as the Jewish Code.
In its new phase, the EHRI project has 23 partners, of which 11 are new. In this article, one new partner, the Vilna Gaon State Jewish Museum (VGSJM) from Lithuania, introduces itself.
The Vilna Gaon State Jewish Museum
(VGSJM) is a national institution under the Ministry of Culture of
Lithuania that collects, conserves, investigates, restores and exhibits
the historical, material and spiritual heritage of Lithuanian Jews,
traditional and modern Jewish objects of art and documents and objects
connected with the Holocaust.
In the second phase of EHRI, that started in May this year, the EHRI Fellowships Programme has undergone considerable changes, all concerned with more flexibility. In the new programme, the call is not once a year, but has an open character, with cut-off dates to allow for evaluation. Fellows can request to stay between one to six weeks at the institution of their choice. This time no less than fifteen EHRI partner institutions offer fellowships. Although the EHRI fellowships programme especially would like to support PhD candidates with limited resources, fellowships are also available for researchers, archivists, and curators. Disciplines include historians, archivists, curators, digital humanists, conservationists, sociologists, musicologists, art historians, employees of memorial sites, and many more.
The EHRI Fellowships Call for 2016-2018 is already online.
A consortium of seven European archive and research institutes, all involved in EHRI, received a grant from the Claims Conference for the two-year digitization project Jewish Council Archives in Europe. The project brings important – and in some cases still unexploited – archival collections on Jewish Councils and Associations from Belgium, Czech Republic, Finland, Hungary, Poland, Israel and Netherland together. This project will be carried out in close cooperation with the EHRI-project.
EHRI is looking for Holocaust researchers, digital humanists and archivists
EHRI started its second phase in May 2015. In this new phase EHRI will sustain and expand its current work. More Holocaust institutions will be invited to participate and connect their collections in the EHRI portal, and new research tools will be implemented. These goals can only be reached in close cooperation with Holocaust researchers, digital humanists and archivists. For this reason the EHRI-project would like to invite interested holocaust researchers, digital humanists and archivists to participate in our User Feedback Group.
Accepting applications for the 2016–2017 fellowship competition: September 1, 2015–November 30, 2015.
The Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies awards fellowships on a competitive basis to support significant research and writing about the Holocaust. The Mandel Center welcomes proposals from scholars in all academic disciplines, including but not limited to history, political science, literature, Jewish studies, philosophy, religion, sociology, anthropology, comparative genocide studies, and law.
PhD and Post Doctoral Candidates conducting Research on the Holocaust. The Maximum Award Amount is $20,000 Per Year.
The Saul Kagan Claims Conference Fellowship for Advanced Shoah Studies aims to strengthen Shoah studies and Holocaust memory throughout the world. Our mission is to support the advanced study of the fate of Jews who were systematically targeted for destruction or persecution by the Nazis and their allies between 1933 and 1945, as well as immediate post-war events.