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EHRI in 2020

EHRI in 2020

14/01/2020

Dear Readers,

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.

Forum Z Event

EHRI Present at Forum Z Event in Luxembourg on Holocaust History and Memory

14/01/2020

On the 5th of February, EHRI will be present at the ForumZ event Holocaust History and Memory, organised by the Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History (C²DH). ForumZ (Z for “Zeitgeschichte”, contemporary history) is a public platform for a critical and open discussion of current issues in contemporary Luxembourgish and European history. Interested citizens are invited to debate with experts about selected (society-related) topics, new approaches and new sources in contemporary history. ForumZ as well as EHRI are both engaged in bringing history beyond the university walls and into the public sphere.

Blog spatial queries

New EHRI Blog: Spatial Queries and the First Deportations from Slovakia

17/12/2019

The latest EHRI Document Blog post by Michal Frankl (from the Masaryk Institute and Archives at the Czech Academy of Sciences) gives an insight into bringing data together and using spatial queries for a better understanding of the background and migration trajectories of the approximately four thousand Jews deported from Slovakia in November 1938.

JDC Archives

Call for Applications: JDC Archives Fellowship Program 2020

09/12/2019

The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) Archives is pleased to announce that it is accepting applications for its 2020 fellowship program.

EHRI Online Course Cultural Analytics

New Online Course on Analysing Datasets with Examples Based on Holocaust Research

04/12/2019

The European Holocaust Research Infrastructure has developed, among its Online Courses, a Swirl-based online learning environment based on the R programming language. Each course lesson is devoted to a single topic, providing examples, exercises, self-assessment questions and references.

JDC Archive

Over 150 New Additions to the JDC Archives’ Historic Film, Video, and Audio Collection

21/11/2019

EHRI's associate partner, the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) Archives has just unveiled a new comprehensive webpage for its Historic Film, Video, and Audio Collection to mark its recent and significant progress in digitizing and preserving previously “hidden” treasures: historic film, video, and audio materials, from the 1920s up through the early 2000s,

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EHRI Collection of Digital Tools Guides

20/11/2019

Team members of the European Holocaust Research Infrastructure (EHRI) from King’s College London and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum have created a series of guides to help researchers of the Holocaust and other related fields use digital tools in their research.

KL Warschau

New Blog: From the Ghetto Revolt to the Warsaw Uprising – Hungarian Jews in KL Warschau

19/11/2019

The latest EHRI Document Blog post by Zoltán Vági and Gábor Kádár takes a close look at the history of the Warsaw Concentration Camp. As the SS destroyed the majority of relevant documents before evacuating the camp in the summer of 1944, knowledge on this concentration camp is therefore rather scarce. The post attempts to reconstruct the history of the Warsaw Concentration Camp by analyzing testimonies of 60 camp survivors, held by the Hungarian Jewish Museum and Archives.

GI Forum Salzburg

Call for Papers GI_Forum2020 and EHRI: Remembrance and Geomedia

29/10/2019

GI_Forum 2020 | 7-10 July 2020 | Salzburg Austria

In 2020, GI_Forum has a special thematic track 'Remembrance and Geomedia', which is organised in cooperation with EHRI.

Thematic Focus 2020: Remembrance and Geomedia

Maps, open databases and geomedia open up completely new avenues for place remembrance and education. Linked to location, they make scientific and historic documentation available to lay people, inspire discussions on authenticity and allow new and explorative approaches both along the digital humanities as well as for learning environments.

Simon Wiesenthal

Fellowships 2020/2021 at the Vienna Wiesenthal Institute for Holocaust Studies (VWI)

10/10/2019

The Vienna Wiesenthal Institute for Holocaust Studies (VWI) invites applications for its fellowships for the academic year 2020/2021.

The VWI is an academic institution dedicated to the research and documentation of antisemitism, racism, nationalism and the Holocaust. Conceived and established during Simon Wiesenthal’s lifetime, the VWI receives funding from the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research, the Federal Chancellery as well as the City of Vienna. Research at the institute focuses on the Holocaust in its European context, including its antecedents and its aftermath.

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