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EHRI Fellowship Call: Next Evaluation Cut-Off Date 31 March 2017


EHRI invites applications for its fellowship programme (2016-2018)

Next evaluation cut-off date: 31 March 2017

The EHRI fellowships are intended to support and stimulate Holocaust research by facilitating international access to key archives and collections related to the Holocaust as well as archival and digital humanities knowhow. The fellowships intend to support researchers, archivists, curators, and younger scholars, especially PhD candidates with limited resources.

University of Trieste

Call for Applications: EHRI Methodological Seminar in Trieste: The Nazi Occupation and the Extermination of the European Jews: Sources, Methods and Interpretations


30 July-4 August, 2017, Location: University of Trieste, Italy (Department of Humanities)

The Seminar is planned within the framework of the European Holocaust Research Infrastructure (EHRI) project, supported by the European Commission and organised by the Shoah Memorial of Paris, France, in close cooperation with Vilna Gaon State Jewish Museum in Vilnius, Lithuania. The seminar is organized with the kind support of the University of Trieste which will host the event.

We would like to invite researchers, historians and archivists working on Holocaust sources and historiography to apply for our seminar.

CfP: Near but Far: ‘Holocaust Education Revisited’


Near but Far: ‘Holocaust Education Revisited’, Interdisciplinary Conference at Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (February 22-24, 2018)

The conference “Near but Far: ‘Holocaust Education Revisited’” is designed for people involved in educating students or the public about the crimes of the National Socialists and the reception of these crimes, as well as those who are in other ways connected to ‘Holocaust Education’. The title of the conference suggests a paradox.

CfA: EHRI Seminar in Lviv: Advanced Holocaust Studies Today: Sources and Approaches


17–22 September 2017
Location: Center for Urban History of East Central Europe, Lviv, Ukraine

Applications are invited for the international EHRI Seminar: Advanced Holocaust Studies Today: Sources and Approaches in Lviv, Ukraine, 17–22 September 2017. The organizer is NIOD Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies (Amsterdam) in cooperation with the Center for Holocaust Studies at the Institute for Contemporary History (Munich), and in partnership with the Center for Urban History of East Central Europe (Lviv).

The Seminar is organized within the framework of the European Holocaust Research Infrastructure (EHRI) project, supported by the European Commission.

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CfP: EHRI Workshop: Data Sharing, Holocaust Documentation and the Digital Humanities. Best Practices, Case Studies, Benefits


International Workshop within the Framework of the European Holocaust Research Infrastructure (EHRI) supported by the European Commission

Organized by Centro di Documentazione Ebraica Contemporanea - CDEC Foundation and the Università Cà Foscari - Venice 29-30 June 2017

In conjunction with the international LODLAM Summit, Venice, 28th-29th June 2017

EHRI Document Blog: Fajga Fajnzylber: Reconstructing Life Stories From Dispersed Sources


A new EHRI Document Blog post  is out!

Serafima Velkovich is an archival researcher at Yad Vashem, and responds to requests for information on the Holocaust victims from Poland.

"I often strive to uncover previously unknown fragments of personal lives of the Holocaust victims and survivors from different archives, through such clues as a photograph, a date and place of birth, an address or names of family members. In the framework of the EHRI fellowship, I spent two weeks in the Jewish Historical Institute (Żydowski Instytut Historyczny, ŻIH) in Warsaw, researching Holocaust-related materials. I wanted to find out what documents from the ŻIH archives could be used in combination with Yad Vashem’s documents in order to reconstruct life stories of specific people. In particular, I hoped to locate documents containing personal information about victims of the Holocaust in order to provide richer account of their lives and fates during the Holocaust."

Call for Papers: Mennonites and the Holocaust (deadline Sept. 1 2017)


Proposal deadline: Sept. 1, 2017

The history of Mennonites as victims of violence in the 1930s and 1940s, particularly on the territory of the Soviet Union, and as relief workers during and after the Second World War has been studied by historians and preserved by many family histories. This commemorative and celebratory history, however, hardly captures the full extent of Mennonite views and actions related to nationalism, race, war, and survival. It also ignores extensive Mennonite pockets of sympathy for Nazi ideals of racial purity and among some in the diaspora an exuberant identification with Germany that have also long been noted. Now in the last decade an emerging body of research has documented Mennonite involvement as perpetrators in the Holocaust in ways that have not been widely known or discussed.

PARTHENOS training site

Launch PARTHENOS' Training in Digital Research Infrastructures


The PARTHENOS project has launched the PARTHENOS Training Suite, a collection of materials to support training in Digital Research Infrastructures. The Training Suite, available online through the PARTHENOS website, builds on existing knowledge within the cluster of partners in the PARTHENOS project.

Credit: Enki Bilal © Mémorial de la Shoah

The Holocaust and Comics: Exhibition at the Shoah Memorial of Paris, France. January 19 to October 30, 2017


The Holocaust, an unprecedented event in history, holds a special place in contemporary memory. By nature, an event is something that can be written about in newspapers, history books or novels. The genocide of Europe’s Jews is no exception. Comic book authors gingerly tiptoed around the topic, sometimes stumbling, other times producing brilliant work. This historical and artistic exhibition on what is sometimes called the “ninth art” focuses on those depictions’ visual sources, relevance, reach and limits (humor and satire).

Call for Papers: Holocaust. Studii şi cercetări (Holocaust. Study and Research) Journal


Deadline: June 30, 2017

Holocaust. Studii şi cercetări (Holocaust. Study and Research) is an annual peer-reviewed scientific journal dedicated to the publication of academic and scientific research papers on subjects like Holocaust, Anti- Semitism, xenophobia, discrimination etc. “Elie Wiesel” National Institute for Study of the Holocaust in Romania is editing and publishing this journal since 2009.