Call for applications: The Study of the Holocaust in Romania: Current State and Trends

Wednesday, 5 December, 2018

We invite applications for the international EHRI-seminar “The Study of Holocaust in Romania: Current State and Trends”, organised by the Elie Wiesel National Institute for Studying the Holocaust in Romania and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. The seminar is conducted within the framework of the European Holocaust Research Infrastructure (EHRI) project and supported by the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 program.

EHRI is dedicated to supporting the Holocaust research community by providing a digital infrastructure via the EHRI Portal ( and facilitating human networks by stimulating innovative, interdisciplinary, and transnational research. Conferences, methodological seminars, fellowships, and workshops play a major role in fostering the exchange of knowledge and connecting Holocaust researchers, local activists, and archivists not affiliated with major organisations with the wider European Holocaust research community. As part of the seminar, participants will be introduced to the EHRI Portal, which contains information on 57 countries, over 1,850 archival institutions, and more than 152,000 archival descriptions relevant for research on the Holocaust.

This seminar will provide an overview of methods, sources, and current research trends in Holocaust research in Romania to historians and others from the humanities interested in the Holocaust. Archivists from collection-holding institutions in Romania, Moldova, Ukraine, and Hungary will provide an overview of the broad range of Holocaust-related materials held by their institutions. The seminar will also include visits to various archives and memorial sites in Bucharest.

In addition to keynote speakers and more structured presentations, there will be several opportunities for participants to offer brief, informal presentations on their current research on the Holocaust in Romania and receive input and suggestions from other participants. Suggested research topics are:

Peculiarities of the Holocaust in Romania

  • Laws
  • Pogroms
  • Deportation
  • Extermination
  • Role of institutions
  • Responsibilities

Current Trends of Holocaust Research in Romania

  • Recent research, publications
  • Access to primary sources
    • Availability
    • Cataloging
    • Finding Aids
  • Trends in archival perspectives


  • Types of primary sources (documents, testimonies, letters, journals, etc.)
  • Accessing and searching primary sources

The seminar will take place from February 18–21, 2019, at the Elie Wiesel National Institute for Studying the Holocaust in Romania, located in Bucharest. Travel expenses, accommodation, and food will be supplied by EHRI. Locals who do not require travel or accommodation in Bucharest are also encouraged to apply.

Please submit your complete application by 7 January, 2019.

A complete application must contain:

  • A completed application form
  • A curriculum vitae (maximum 2 pages)
  • A description explaining your reasons for attending this workshop and how it will assist you (maximum 2 pages)
  • A letter of recommendation

You can download the full call here

Please submit your application to Elisabeth Ungureanu (

Selected participants will be informed by January 17, 2019.


Image: past EHRI seminar