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New EHRI Document Blog: Georeferencing Service for Archives

12/02/2019

The author of this EHRI Document Blog post is Annelies van Nispen, giving inside into some of the work of WP13 on geo-referencing services for archives. Using a concrete example from NIOD's archival data, this blog post details an experiment in how to make collections searchable and findable on a map like Google Maps or Open Street Map. By extracting geographical units from the descriptions in EAD, this technique makes it possible to identify different pieces of information in archival descriptions and use this to enrich the metadata and the EHRI vocabularies.

Call for applications: 6th International Conference Riga Forum "The Holocaust Museums in the XXI Century: Challenges and Opportunities"

07/02/2019

6th International Conference

Riga Forum: Museums of Holocaust in the XXI Century: Challenges and Opportunities

Riga, 21-22 May

The “Shamir” Society, the Riga Ghetto and Latvian Holocaust Museum and the European International Tolerance Center announce the start of the registration for the annual conference dedicated to the problems of museums and places of memory of

Call for papers for Research Workshop: Jewish Experiences and the Holocaust in the Soviet Union

31/01/2019

The Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and the Moshe Mirilashvili Center for Research on the Holocaust in the Soviet Union of the International Institute for Holocaust Research at Yad Vashem are pleased to invite applications for a research workshop entitled, Jewish Experiences and the Holocaust in the Soviet Union. The workshop is scheduled for August 5-16, 2019 at the US Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC. 

International Holocaust Remembrance Day: EHRI partner's activities

24/01/2019

International Holocaust Remembrance Day

 

New EHRI Document Blog: "Messages from the Ghetto"

23/01/2019

Messages from the Ghetto – Viennese transports to the General Government in early 1941

The latest EHRI Document Blog post by Christa Mehany-Mitterrutzner (DÖW) and Wolfgang Schellenbacher (JMP) focuses on letters and postcards of deportees from the collections of the Documentation Centre of the Austrian Resistance in Vienna of the early Viennese transportations to ghettos in the “Generalgouvernement” in February and March 1941.

What to Expect from EHRI in 2019

15/01/2019

2018 was an eventful year for the European Holocaust Research Infrastructure (EHRI). The 24 partners within the consortium worked hard and great milestones were reached, such as the integration of the 2,000th archival institution into the EHRI Portal and over 100 EHRI fellows that were invited to stay at one of the partner institutions during the last project period. Important highlights were also the Honorary Mention that EHRI received at the Prix Ars Electronica 2018 and last but not least our inclusion on the ESFRI (the European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures) Roadmap, which puts EHRI on its way to becoming a permanent organisation.

2,000th Archival Institution Integrated into the EHRI Portal

15/01/2019

The EHRI Portal is one of our most important tools. It offers access to information on Holocaust-related archival material held in institutions across Europe and beyond. Several new archival collections were recently added to the EHRI Portal.

People in EHRI: Leah Sidebotham - Digital Asset Manager

15/01/2019

Leah Sidebotham is part of the Engagement Team at The Wiener Library for the Study of the Holocaust and Genocide in London. She has been in charge of EHRI's Facebook and Twitter pages in Work Package 2 on Communication and will later this year start as Digital Asset Manager as part of the more technical Work Packages 10 and 13.

Report on the Fair of European Innovators in Cultural Heritage

14/01/2019

On 15–16 November in Brussels, the European Commission, Directorate-General Research and Innovation, organized the “2018 European Year of Cultural Heritage”, The Fair of European Innovators in Cultural Heritage. Some thirty innovative European research projects were represented (please see here for the full list).

EHRI Conference in Warsaw on the Secret Archive of the Warsaw Ghetto

10/01/2019

The Emanuel Ringelblum Jewish Historical Institute in Warsaw recently organized the international conference Research and Preservation of the Secret Archive of the Warsaw Ghetto, within the framework of European Holocaust Research Infrastructure project. The one-day conference, which took place on 8 December 2018, aimed to bring together scholars dealing with the history of the Warsaw Ghetto and working on the Secret Archive (also known as the Emanuel Ringelblum’s Archive) created by the Oneg Shabbat, a team of Jews lead by Emanuel Ringelblum, who documented daily life in the Jewish district of Warsaw.

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