EHRI Workshops

EHRI Workshop Publishing Finding Aids


Starting in the first half of 2016, EHRI will organize at least seven workshops (hosted by our partners in Europe, Israel and the USA), for multidisciplinary groups of experts and other interested individuals, including researchers, archivists, conservators, technology experts, and representatives from relevant intitiatives and projects. The calls of these workshops and several others will be published on this page.

List of EHRI Workshops, phase 1 (2010-2015).

Photo:EHRI Workshop on Publishing Finding Aids, DANS, 2015


Call for Applications for an EHRI Workshop on Online Access of Holocaust Documents

Online Access of Holocaust Documents: Ethical and Practical Challenges

6-8 June 2017

Location: the "Elie Wiesel” National Institute for the Study of the Holocaust in Romania, Bucharest, Romania

We would like to invite you to an international EHRI workshop on Online Access of Holocaust Documents: Ethical and Practical Challenges to be held by the "Elie Wiesel” National Institute for the Study of the Holocaust in Romania, Bucharest, on 6-8 June 2017.

This international workshop addresses museum and archive professionals as well as Holocaust scholars and Digital Humanities professionals.

Holocaust documentation is of great interest to the wide public: scholars, museum and archive professionals, educators, journalists, survivors and their families and the general public. Open access to this material has an important role in facilitating research and Holocaust education and in fostering a remembrance culture. In the digital and information age, the free flow of information is considered a key contributor in providing access to knowledge. The emerging field of Digital Humanities provides the tools for making information accessible, by bringing online documents and artifacts held by collection holding institutions. In order to enable online access of Holocaust documents, national and international legal policies, as well as institutional guidelines, need to be considered, and technical challenges need to be surmounted. Providing online access to the archival information poses significant ethical and practical challenges.

Deadline for submission of proposals: 9 March 2017.

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Call for Applications for an EHRI Workshop on Holocaust Archival Film Footage

Holocaust Archival Film Footage as a Historical Source. Methodology and Ethics in the Digital Era

19-21 September 2016

Location: Yad Vashem, Jerusalem, Israel

We would like to invite you to participate in the international workshop on Holocaust archival film footage to be held at Yad Vashem, Jerusalem on 19-21 September, 2016.

Archival Footage is filmed documentation of historical or personal events created by official authorities, local entities, and individuals, professionals as well as amateurs. Archival footage is an important source for Holocaust research, and it is a major element in the construction of the visual memory of the Holocaust. As such, it is a highly important source of information on individuals and communities; it has a significant role in shaping Holocaust consciousness, commemoration and scholarly research, especially in the current audio-visual digital era. This footage should be approached as any other historical document: it should be viewed critically, and cross-referenced with other sources before it is catalogued and utilized in any context.

Deadline for Applications: 1 June 2016.

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EHRI Workshop: Publishing Finding Aids in a Digitally Joined-up World

17 November 2015

Location: DANS, The Hague, The Netherlands

You are cordially invited to an EHRI workshop at DANS, in The Hague, the Netherlands, on 17 November 2015 on the topic of workflows that archives use to catalogue and publish information about their holdings. The workshop aims to get input from people who are part of the cataloguing workflow.


How do you make people more aware about your archival holdings? Is it difficult and time-consuming to reach your public digitally? Would you like to communicate to your website users that you are part of a digital infrastructure and the advantages this brings? Are you part of a project that wants your institution to provide metadata but you run into technical problems and need specialist skills?

The European Holocaust Research Infrastructure (EHRI) would like to help archives to publish their finding aids in ways that are useful for people and for computers; after all computers are now users too!

Deadline for Applications: 9 November, 2015. This call is now closed!

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