The National Library of Israel together with the Rothschild Foundation (Hanadiv) Europe is pleased to announce the launch of At the Source a new training and development programme at the National Library of Israel (NLI) for archive and library professionals working with Jewish documentary heritage across Europe.
An Essential Tool for the Methodology of Constructing a Historical Narrative
The ethical role of the witnesses of Holocaust atrocities have manifested in their commitment to record for the generations to come, forcing us to confront the horrors with our own eyes. By facing reality via the visual arts, the Holocaust no longer can be defined as indescribable; it constitutes a reaffirmation of the human experience by the mostly Jewish victims.
With this in mind, EHRI partner Yad Vashem organized an international EHRI workshop on Holocaust Art which took place in Jerusalem, on 9-11 February, 2015.
Member of EHRI Work Packages WP2 Trans-institutional Research Guides, WP 6 Development of Interdisciplinary Methodologies, and WP8 Publicity and Dissemination
Through the dual perspectives of Holocaust scholar and archivist, I consider the launch of EHRI a landmark event for Holocaust and genocide scholarship in Eastern Europe. Therefore it has been an honour to take a share in this massive undertaking. Back in 2009, when Project Director Conny Kristel approached us to join the EHRI consortium, I was serving as Head of Collections at the Holocaust Memorial Center (HMC). In the summer of 2014, I left HMC to take the position of Senior Archivist at the Hungarian National Archives, which became a cooperating partner and currently virtually hosts the small research team on Hungary.
The JDC (American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee) Archives has announced the completion of a major effort to catalogue, microfilm and digitize all of its post-Holocaust era collections, 1945-1954. The culmination of a six-year effort, this project is part of an ongoing plan to make historically significant documents available to scholars, genealogists and the general public. This material is searchable on the JDC Archives website. Online finding aids provide information on the contents of these collections and enable users to identify materials of interest to their research.
Combined workshop EHRI, Yerusha and 'Frontier of Memory' project
30-31 March, 2015, Jewish Museum in Prague
The workshop aims to recapitulate and evaluate the state of archival documentation of Jewish history and of the Holocaust in the Czech Republic and to discuss the cooperation and synergies with the ongoing international projects.
The aim of the EHRI Community Hub is to offer the archival and
research communities interested in the Holocaust the opportunity to
virtually collaborate with each other, and to get more tightly involved
in the European Holocaust Research Infrastructure (EHRI).
At the moment the EHRI Community Hub is transferred from the EHRI website to the EHRI Portal
and Virtual Research Environment, that will be launched in March 2015.
Therefore it is temporarily impossible to login or register.
On the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the end of
World War II and of the liberation of the camps by the Allies,
EHRI partner, the Shoah Memorial is holding an exceptional exhibition
reviewing the Nazi crime scenes data filmed by Soviet
German Studies Institute Amsterdam, Jena Center 20th Century History,
Center for Holocaust Studies at the Institute of Contemporary History,
Munich, NIOD Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies
The aim of the conference is to thoroughly review the stereotypical
'bystander' and to think beyond the existing scholarly approaches in
Holocaust historiography. It is intended to encourage the formulation of
innovative concepts, which might enable historians to consider hitherto
overlooked or marginalized aspects of historical reality or to view
familiar processes from entirely new angles.
“Shaping our Legacy: Safeguarding the Social and Cultural Record”
25-26 June, 2015
Croke Park Conference Centre, Dublin, Ireland
The Digital Preservation for Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (DPASSH) conference is a response to the ever increasing problem of digital preservation within the arts and social science subject domain.