Starting in the first half of 2016, EHRI will organize at least ten Methodological Seminars, aimed at young scholars or specific audiences (such as archivists).
The calls of these seminars and several others will be published on this page.
Photo: EHRI workshop on Holocaust Art, Yad Vashem, 2015
Call for Applications for an EHRI Seminar on Reference Services
Reference Services: Best Practices and Innovative Use of Materials
13-17 November 2016
Location: Yad Vashem, Jerusalem, Israel
We would like to invite those working in Reference Services with Holocaust documentation to submit their application for the international seminar Reference Services: Best Practices and Innovative Use of Materials to be held at Yad Vashem, Jerusalem, 13-17 November 2016.
In the current age, reference service personnel are facing new and varied challenges due to numerous factors involved in dealing with Holocaust documentation and sources. Among these is the fact that many more people, from different backgrounds and for various reasons, are seeking to use archival documents and library resources. This multiplicity creates demands on staff members and their institutions. In addition, the enormous expectations placed on archives for the accessibility of all materials give rise to many questions regarding the preservation of the actual document, digitalization, issues of publication rights, new methods in cataloging of material, and more.
This seminar offers the unique opportunity for those working in reference services to come together and share their experience with others, to talk about how different institutions are dealing with the current challenges and to learn from each other.
Deadline for applications: 31 July 2016
Call for Applications for an EHRI Methodological Seminar
The Study of the Holocaust in Romania: Current State and Trends
19-23 September 2016
Location: Elie Wiesel National Institute for Studying the Holocaust in Romania
The seminar is organized in the framework of EHRI by the Elie Wiesel National Institute for Studying the Holocaust in Romania and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, both part of the EHRI Consortium.
Holocaust research in Romania
This seminar will provide an overview of methods, sources, and current trends in Holocaust research in Romania to historians and others from the humanities interested in the Holocaust. Archivists from collection-holding institutions in Romania, Moldova, Ukraine, and Hungary will provide an overview of the broad range of Holocaust-related materials held by their institutions. The seminar will also include visits to various archives and memorial sites in Bucharest.
As part of the seminar, participants will be introduced to the EHRI Portal, which contains information on 57 countries, over 1,850 archival institutions, and more than 152,000 archival descriptions.
In addition to keynote speakers and more structured presentations, there will be several opportunities for participants to offer brief, informal presentations on their current research on the Holocaust in Romania and receive input and suggestions from other participants.
Deadline for Applications: 30 April 2016. THIS CALL IS NOW CLOSED.
Call for Applications for an EHRI Seminar on Holocaust Sources
Languages, Cultures and Perspectives – How to Read Holocaust Sources
26 June - 1 July 2016
Location: Vilna Gaon State Jewish Museum, Vilnius, Lithuania
We would like to invite those working in the field of Holocaust documentation to submit their application for the international EHRI Seminar: Languages, Cultures and Perspectives – How to Read Holocaust Sources, to be held at Vilna Gaon State Jewish Museum, Vilnius, June 26 – July 1, 2016 in cooperation with the Center for Holocaust Studies at the Institute for Contemporary History in Munich, Germany.
The Seminar is organized within the framework of the European Holocaust Research Infrastructure (EHRI) project, supported by the European Commission.
Deadline for Applications: 31 March 2016. THIS CALL IS NOW CLOSED.
Call for Applications for an EHRI Archival Seminar
Modern Diplomatics of the Holocaust
21-31 August 2016
Location: Federal Archives, Berlin-Lichterfelde, Germany
In the framework of the EHRI-project, the German Federal Archives offer a ten-day archival seminar under the title "Modern Diplomatics of the Holocaust". It aims at giving a thorough introduction into the handling of German records related to the Holocaust. The intended audience especially includes archival staff members (particularly from Eastern Europe) and Holocaust researchers who work with German archival records and would like to enlarge their knowledge on archival sources.
Deadline for applications is 15 April 2016. THIS CALL IS NOW CLOSED.