Call for Applications for an EHRI Seminar in Budapest: Researching and Remembering the Holocaust in Central Europe

Holocaust Memorial Budapest
Thursday, 22 March, 2018

3-7 September 2018. Location: Central European University, Budapest

Deadline for Applications: 15 May 2018

We invite applications for the international EHRI-Seminar Researching and Remembering the Holocaust in Central Europe – New Sources, Methods and Approaches, held in Budapest, Hungary, from 3rd until 7th September 2018. The Seminar is organized by EHRI partners the Center for Holocaust-Studies at the Institute for Contemporary History (Munich) in cooperation with the Polish Center for Holocaust Research (Warsaw) and the Department of Gender Studies of Central European University (Budapest).

It is conducted within the framework of the European Holocaust Research Infrastructure (EHRI) project, supported by the European Commission.

Holocaust Research in and outside Central Europe

The Seminar will provide an overview on current approaches and topics in Holocaust Studies, with a focus on Central Europe, especially Hungary and Poland. Issues we want to discuss during the seminar include ways of combining local and transnational history, methodological approaches to sources left behind by the persecuted as well as documents drawn up by the perpetrators and the impact of digital tools in conducting research on the Holocaust. Participants will receive an introduction to the EHRI Portal, which offers access to information on Holocaust-related archival material held by almost two thousand archival institutions in Europe and beyond. We especially want to encourage an exchange between young scholars conducting research in and outside Central Europe. It is also an opportunity to present and discuss projects with senior scholars active in the field.

Cultures of Remembrance

Furthermore, the Seminar will offer the participants a unique insight into the state of Holocaust remembrance. Excursions to Museums and memorial sites around the city of Budapest as well as meetings with local commemorating initiatives from Hungary and Poland will form the basis for discussing and assessing the social and political meaning(s) of Holocaust remembrance today.

Practical information

The deadline for applications is 15 May 2018. Incomplete applications and late applications will not be considered.

The Seminar is meant for researchers at the graduate and postdoctoral level, both historians and those in neighboring fields such as sociology and literature. We especially encourage researchers with limited access to resources and infrastructures to apply.

The Seminar will be held in English. Travel expenses, accommodation, and food will be covered by EHRI.

An application package consists of:

  • A completed application form
  • A curriculum vitae (maximum 2 pages)
  • A letter of motivation
  • A letter of recommendation

Please submit the application package to:

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