EHRI in 2020
2019 has been an exciting year for EHRI. The second project phase was successfully concluded, and we marked this milestone with two major international conferences on Holocaust Studies that took place on 2 and 3 July in Amsterdam.
We also received the welcome news of further EU funding to transform EHRI from a project into a permanent European Research Infrastructure. We will develop EHRI into a permanent entity in the context of the EHRI Preparatory Phase (EHRI-PP) project which started in December 2019 and will run until November 2022.
In 2020 we will focus on the transformation of EHRI from a project into a permanent entity. This means we will have to build a sustainable legal and financial structure and develop long-term strategies for research, training, user access, technical development and data management. While we commit to this new challenge, we will of course continue to offer our existing online services, such as the Portal, the Online Course, the Document Blog and the EHRI Editions. We are also hoping to be able to restart the Conny Kristel Fellowship in the course of 2020.
EHRI’s success has always been dependent on the goodwill and support of our consortium partners, a wide network of affiliated institutions in the broad fields of Holocaust studies, archives and digital humanities, and, of course, all our users. We are enormously grateful for this support.
We are looking forward to 2020 and all the new challenges this year will bring. We hope that you will stay with us on this exciting new journey.
We wish you all the very best for a happy 2020!
Reto Speck and Karel Berkhoff
Project Directors EHRI