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Call for Applications: Exploring the UN War Crimes Commission (UNWCC) archive at the Wiener Library

21/06/2017

RESEARCH WORKSHOP: Exploring the UN War Crimes Commission (UNWCC) archive at the Wiener Library

Workshop: 11 October 2017, 13:00 – 17:00 

Deadline for applications: 15 July 2017

The Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy (CISD), SOAS University of London and The Wiener Library for the Study of the Holocaust & Genocide are pleased to invite applications for a half-day research workshop, Exploring the UN War Crimes Commission (UNWCC) archive at the Wiener Library.

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The What, Why and How of the EHRI Portal: A Short Video and Portal Manual Explain

19/06/2017

The EHRI Online Portal allows you to explore information about Holocaust-related institutions and their collections across Europe and beyond. It is one of the main achievements of the European Holocaust Research Infrastructure (EHRI) project, and it seeks to overcome one of the hallmark challenges of Holocaust research: the fragmentation and wide geographic dispersal of archival sources documenting the event.

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EHRI Workshop Online Access of Holocaust Documents

15/06/2017

From 6-8 June 2017, the international workshop "Online Access of Holocaust Documents: Ethical and Practical Challenges" took place in Bucharest, organized by the "Elie Wiesel" National Institute for the Study of the Holocaust in Romania within the European Holocaust Research Infrastructure (EHRI) program. The workshop objective was to facilitate a useful exchange of experience, knowledge, practices and views concerning the Holocaust research infrastructure with a focus on open access to documents.

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EHRI Hosts New Online Resource: The International Research Portal for Records Related to Nazi-Era Cultural Property

13/06/2017

We are happy to announce that, as from today, the European Holocaust Research Infrastructure (EHRI) will host an enhanced version of the International Research Portal for Records Related to Nazi-era Cultural Property as part of the suite of Holocaust-related research resources available through the EHRI website.

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Exploring the Renovated International Research Portal

13/06/2017

By Gregory Jansen

The new International Research Portal for Records Related to Nazi-Era Cultural Property (IRP), hosted by EHRI, contains all of the same information resources that are familiar to people using the portal when it was hosted at NARA. The new portal also includes several new features and an updated design that was created over the past year by students and faculty at the University of Maryland’s School of Information Studies.

Wiener Library Job Advertisement - Freelance Cataloguer

12/06/2017

Fixed-fee project role, circa July-September 2017

The Wiener Library for the Study of the Holocaust and Genocide is looking for a freelance cataloguer to complete a short project relating to the Library’s Pogrom – November 1938: Testimonies from ‘Kristallnacht’ digital resource. The deadline for completion of this project is 1 October 2017.

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Call for Applications: Interactive EHRI Online Course in Holocaust Studies

06/06/2017

The EHRI (European Holocaust Research Infrastructure) Project offers places in an interactive Online Course on “The Holocaust through the Perspective of Primary Sources” designed by EHRI-Partner Yad Vashem. The next course will begin on September 2017. With original documents and interviews with leading historians, it offers a comprehensive insight into various primary sources essential for Holocaust research. Discussions among the participants will be supervised and supported, with written assignments guaranteeing a high scientific standard.

Call for Papers - Special Issue of Dapim: Studies on the Holocaust

29/05/2017

Re-thinking the Muselmann: Narratives, Concepts, and Social Realities

The so-called Muselmann was a figure known to nearly all Nazi concentration camp prisoners. The literature on the topic portrays the Muselmänner as those prisoners who had fallen to a near-death condition and lost their human features, thus making them the extreme emblem of Nazi atrocities. Previous studies have addressed the Muselmann primarily from a medical, etymological, or philosophical perspective. This special issue takes a different approach. It does not view the Muselmann as an irrevocable condition inevitably ending in death, but as a transitory condition of the human body brought about by the psychological and social consequences of its extreme context. As an integral part of prisoner society, the Muselmann participated actively in the social and economic life of concentration camps and had a major impact on its symbolic, material and social order.
As almost any prisoner could become a Muselmann, our approach offers insights into social structures and processes within concentration camps across categories of gender, age, nationality, class and Nazi persecution label. Examining the Muselmann as a narrative in survivors’ texts and other literary genres furthermore provides insight into post-war conceptualizations of camps, suffering, death, and survival. We invite scholars from all disciplines to contribute to this issue.

Wiener Library Job Advertisement - Head of Collections

25/05/2017

Permanent, full-time post based in Central London, WC1

Responsible to: The Director

The Wiener Library is Britain’s largest archive on the Holocaust and Nazi era and modern genocide. Founded in 1933 in Amsterdam the Library’s holdings span all types of resources, focusing on the Holocaust, its causes and consequences. The collections are continuing to grow through donations and acquisitions. In the past five years the Library has undergone major transformation and expansion.

Call for papers: Home as a place for anti-Jewish persecution in European cities, 1933-1945. Crossing urban social history and history of the Holocaust

22/05/2017

Together with the Centre de Recherches Historiques (EHESS) and the Institut de Sciences Sociales du Politique (Université Paris Nanterre-ENS Paris Saclay-CNRS), the George and Irina Schaeffer Center for the Study of Genocide, Human Rights and Conflict Prevention is organizing an international conference: "Home as a place for anti-Jewish persecution in European cities, 1933-1945. Crossing urban social history and history of the Holocaust". The conference will be held at the American University of Paris on January 11th-12th 2018.

Deadline July 3rd, 2017

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