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New EHRI Blog: The 1948 Genocide-Convention: Raphael Lemkins struggle for the ‘law of the world’


The newest EHRI Document Blog post commemorates the 69th anniversary of the adoption of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide by the General Assembly of the United Nations (UN) on 9 December 1948.

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Invitation EHRI Workshop in Romania: Borderlands: Archives, Research and Education


Extended deadline: 12 January 2018!

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

Date and location: 6-7 March 2018, at the “Elie Wiesel” National Institute for the Study of the Holocaust in Romania, Bucharest, Romania


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EHRI Workshop: "Once They Are Engaged, They Want to Know More"


EHRI Workshop “Engaging New Generations. The Holocaust and Knowledge Dissemination in the Digital Age” - Amsterdam, 9 November 2017

On November 9, the EHRI Workshop “Engaging New Generations” was held at the NIOD Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies in Amsterdam. More than 30 participants from Europe, Israel and the USA discussed the role that digital media can, or should play in addressing new generations and the way they relate to the Holocaust.

New EHRI Blog: Death Blows Overhead: The Last Transports from Hungary, November 1944


The latest blog post is dedicated to the memory of tens of thousands of Hungarian Jewish men and women, dragged off for slave labour by the Nazi ally Arrow Cross government in November 1944. László Csősz, historian and senior archivist of the Hungarian National Archives combined letters and diaries of victims and survivors of the "death marches” with testimonies culled from the protocols of the National Committee for Attending Deportees, one of the largest early documentation projects on the Holocaust.

Conference: The Future of the Archive. Performing the Jewish Archive and Beyond


On 14-16 January, the University of Leeds organizes a conference that builds on the research that has been carried out under the Arts and Humanities Research Council funded project Performing the Jewish Archive. This project is working to explore hidden archives, uncover and perform lost works, and create a legacy for the future. For an example of the project's work, see the EHRI Document Blog by researcher Simo Muir. 
The Future of the Archive conference aims to act as a beacon for further research. It builds on three years of activity, based on the premise that performing Jewish archives specifically helps shed light on a host of wider cultural, scientific and political concerns. 

New book: Holocaust Public Memory in Postcommunist Romania


How is the Holocaust remembered in Romania since the fall of communism?

Alexandru Florian, director of the Elie Wiesel National Institute for the Study of Holocaust in Romania, and an international group of contributors unveil how and why Romania, a place where large segments of the Jewish and Roma populations perished, still fails to address its recent past. These essays focus on the roles of government and public actors that choose to promote, construct, defend, or contest the memory of the Holocaust, as well as the tools – the press, the media, monuments, and commemorations – that create public memory.

Call for Papers – Call for Participation in Two Working Groups on “Descendants of Victims of Nazi Persecution”


The Federal Association Information & Advice for Survivors of Nazi Persecution (Bundesverband Information & Beratung für NS-Verfolgte e.V.) is calling for participation in two moderator-led working groups on "Historico-political Education" and "Psychosocial Issues", respectively, in relation to the work of and to working with descendants of victims of Nazi persecution. The two-day working groups will meet on 11/12 April and 7/8 June 2018 in Cologne.

Call for 2018 Sharon Abramson Research Grant competition


The Holocaust Educational Foundation of Northwestern University (HEF) is pleased to announce the 2018 Sharon Abramson Research Grant competition.  HEF will award five grants of up to $4,000 to support research related to the Holocaust of European Jewry. Graduate students in PhD programs who have completed their qualifying exams and university/college faculty at all levels whose research centers on the Holocaust are eligible for this grant. We encourage applications in all disciplines.

Call for Papers: Lessons and Legacies Conference on the Holocaust XV


The Holocaust: Global Perspectives and National Narratives
1-4 November 2018

The Fifteenth Biennial Lessons and Legacies Conference, sponsored by the Holocaust Educational Foundation of Northwestern University and Washington University in St. Louis, invites scholars to submit proposals for papers, panels, posters, workshops, and seminars. Proposals should relate to recent issues and advances in Holocaust scholarship and conform broadly to the conference theme, “Global Perspectives and National Narratives.” We welcome submissions that utilize various methodologies and perspectives. Proposals that address broad explanatory frameworks, representation and memory, and from disciplines other than history are strongly encouraged.
Submission Deadline: 1 December 2017

Fellowships USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research


The USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research invites proposals for its three research fellowships for advanced-standing PhD candidates: the 2018-2019 Margee and Douglas Greenberg Research Fellowship; the 2018-2019 Robert J. Katz Research Fellowship in Genocide Studies; and the 2018-2019 Breslauer, Rutman, and Anderson Research Fellowship.

Deadline: December 15, 2017