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Call for applications: part time researcher with the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA)

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22/07/2015

IHRA's Committee on the Holocaust, Genocide, and Crimes against Humanity is currently seeking a researcher to compile a report on (international) organizations working on the Holocaust, Genocide and Crimes against Humanity, their work, their educational and communication programs as well as an overview of the literature in which the Holocaust is related to other genocides and crimes against Humanity.

First IHRA Publication: Killing Sites. Research and Remembrance

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22/07/2015

More than 2,000,000 Jews were killed by shooting during the Holocaust in several thousand mass killing sites throughout Europe and yet these killing sites remain relatively unknown. A new publication issued by the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) aims to raise awareness of this centrally important aspect of the Holocaust by bringing together organizations and individuals dealing with the subject.

Call for Papers: The Future of Holocaust Testimonies IV - An International Conference and Workshop

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25/06/2015
An International Conference and Workshop
8–10 March 2016, Akko, Israel

The Holocaust Studies Program of Western Galilee College, the Jewish Studies Program at the University of Virginia, and the Maurice Greenberg Center for Judaic Studies at the University of Hartford announce the fourth international interdisciplinary conference and workshop on The Future of Holocaust Testimonies to be held on 8–10 March 2016 in Akko, Israel.

Call for Papers: Pogrom: November 1938 - Terror, Testimony, Translation

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24/06/2015
Closure of Call for Papers: 30 July 2015
Event date: 5-6 November 2015

This autumn the Wiener Library will launch a new book and online resource Pogrom: November 1938. This will make the Library’s unique collection of testimonies from eyewitnesses to the November Pogrom widely available for the first time in English. To mark this occasion, the Library will be convening an academic workshop to encourage discussion of three topics – terror, testimony and translation – each of which are of crucial and particular importance to Holocaust research.

VWI Workshop: The Forensic Turn in Holocaust Studies?

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15/06/2015
(Re-)Thinking the Past Through Materiality
A workshop organised by the Wiener Wiesenthal Institute für Holocaust-Studien (VWI)
From Thursday, 25. June 2015-12:00 To Friday, 26. June 2015-19:30
Bruno Kreisky Forum für internationalen Dialog, Armbrustergasse 15, 1190 Wien

In Holocaust Studies, a new turn seems to advance: after the era of classical written source based historiography and ‘the era of the witness’ characterised by the paradigmatic role of survivor testimony in Holocaust research and remembrance, a forensic approach comes to the foreground nowadays.

CfP: Children and War: Past and Present (July 2016)

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12/06/2015
Third international multidisciplinary conference to be held at the University of Salzburg, Austria, on 13-15 July 2016.
Organized by the University of Salzburg and the University of Wolverhampton, in association with the UN Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict.