"An object from the Holocaust is not only a physical entity; it carries within the suffering of those who owned it beyond the historical events of that period of time. The questions of how the object was used, under what circumstances it was damaged or where it was hidden are a very important part of the story it has to tell." Dr. Haim Gertner, Director of the Yad Vashem Archives, and member EHRI Executive Team
The international workshop EHRI workshop "Heritage and Memory" was held at EHRI partner Yad Vashem this week.
DH2015 will take place in Sydney, Australia, the first time this major event has moved outside of Europe and North America in its 26-year history. The theme of ‘Global Digital Humanities’ acknowledges the field’s expansion worldwide across disciplines, cultures and languages.
An International Scientific Conference commemorating the Hungarian Holocaust.
12th to 14th October 2014
The Institute for the Holocaust & Christianity at the John Wesley Theological College in cooperation with the Hickey Center for Interfaith Studies and Dialogue at Nazareth College of Rochester are pleased to present a joint conference in commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the destruction of Hungarian Jewry.
One of the most important outcomes of the EHRI project will be an online portal offering researchers and the interested public access to in-depth information on Holocaust related archives and documentation. The EHRI portal is the culmination of much of the research undertaken in EHRI, and after almost four years of intense work, it is now in the final stages of development. Reto Speck (KCL and NIOD) is co-ordinating the development of the EHRI portal; here he provides an overview of its aims and progress.
Member of EHRI Work Package 17 (Standards and Guidelines) and 19 (Data Integration Infrastructure)
Developer at DANS (Data Archiving and Networked Services), the Netherlands
My first involvement with EHRI was on standards and guidelines, and how to translate those into a datamodel. The first step of getting used to the terminology took a while, because although I work at a digital archive (DANS), I had never set foot in an actual archive or spent time with a card catalogue.
In the second week of the EHRI Summer School Amsterdam, Dr. Wendy Lower gave a lecture to the twelve trainees on "German Women and the Holocaust". She also joined them for an excursion and stayed to listen to the trainees’ presentations about their own research.
Dr. Wendy Lower is the John K. Roth Professor of History at Claremont McKenna College, USA and director of the Center for Human Rights at the Claremont Colleges. Lower’s latest book Hitler’s Furies: German Women in the Nazi Killing Fields, was a finalist for the U.S. National Book Award and has been translated into many languages.