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Fellowships and Workshops 2016/17 at POLIN Museum

POLIN Research Fellowships for Doctoral and Postdoctoral Candidates

EHRI as a special guest on important meeting for Czech Digital Humanities


A first Workshop on Digital Humanities in Czech Republic took place on 24 September 2015 in Prague. Organized by the LINDAT/CLARIN Center, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University in Prague and under the auspices of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport of the Czech Republic. The event was coordinated in cooperation with the Jewish Museum in Prague and the Institute of Sociology of the Czech Academy of Sciences. With 65 officially registered guests, the workshop was very well attended by various stakeholders in the field. The workshop was opened by professor Eva Hajičová and an opening speech was held by Lukáš Levák, Director Department of Research and Development, Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports.

People in EHRI: Laura Brazzo, CDEC, Italy

Works for the Foundation Jewish Contemporary Documentation Center (CDEC), Italy
Involved in EHRI since May 2015

I received my degree in Contemporary history at the Università Statale of Milan. My thesis concerned the Italian Zionists and the Italian diplomats dealing with the question of the future of Palestine during the First World War.

My PhD thesis was in Political science and concerned with the relations between the EEC and the State of Israel and the construction of the "image” of Israel by the European Institutions from 1957 to 1973.

For almost ten years I was involved in the activities of the Chair of Contemporary History at the Università Statale in Milan and, at the same time, with the Commission of History of International Relations.

New Partner in EHRI: the Vilna Gaon State Jewish Museum

In its new phase, the EHRI project has 23 partners, of which 11 are new. In this article, one new partner, the Vilna Gaon State Jewish Museum (VGSJM) from Lithuania, introduces itself.

The Vilna Gaon State Jewish Museum (VGSJM) is a national institution under the Ministry of Culture of Lithuania that collects, conserves, investigates, restores and exhibits the historical, material and spiritual heritage of Lithuanian Jews, traditional and modern Jewish objects of art and documents and objects connected with the Holocaust.

EHRI Fellowship Call 2016-2018: More, Longer, and More Flexible EHRI Fellowships


In the second phase of EHRI, that started in May this year, the EHRI Fellowships Programme has undergone considerable changes, all concerned with more flexibility. In the new programme, the call is not once a year, but has an open character, with cut-off dates to allow for evaluation. Fellows can request to stay between one to six weeks at the institution of their choice. This time no less than fifteen EHRI partner institutions offer fellowships. Although the EHRI fellowships programme especially would like to support PhD candidates with limited resources, fellowships are also available for researchers, archivists, and curators. Disciplines include historians, archivists, curators, digital humanists, conservationists, sociologists, musicologists, art historians, employees of memorial sites, and many more.

The EHRI Fellowships Call for 2016-2018 is already online.

On September 9 Slovakia commemorated the Day of Victims of the Holocaust and of Racial Persecution


Since 2000 Slovakia has commemorated the victims of the Holocaust and of racial persecution on 9 September. This specific day was chosen because of its symbolism: indeed on 9 September 1941 the government of the war-time Slovak Republic (1939 – 1945) issued Regulation No. 198/1941 Sl. z. on the Legal Status of Jews, commonly known also as the Jewish Code.