“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.
The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee is pleased to present its Fellowship program. Two or three fellowships will be awarded each year to deserving scholars engaged in graduate level, post-doctoral, or independent study to conduct research in the JDC Archives, either in New York or Jerusalem. Research topics in the fields of twentieth century Jewish history, general history, and humanitarian assistance will be considered, as well as other areas of academic research covered in the JDC archival collections.
EHRI partner, the Vienna Wiesenthal Institute for Holocaust Studies (VWI) invites applications for its fellowships for
the academic year 2015/2016.
The VWI is an academic institution dedicated to the research and documentation of antisemitism, racism
and the Holocaust. Conceived and established during Simon Wiesenthal’s lifetime, the VWI receives
funding from the Austrian Ministry of Science, Research and Economy as well as the City of
Vienna. Research at the institute focuses on the Holocaust in its European context, including its antecedents
and its aftermath.
DARIAH, the Digital Research Infrastructure for the Arts and Humanities, was launched as an ERIC (European Research Infrastructure Consortium) on 17 November in Paris. DARIAH-ERIC is established for twenty years and brings together 15 countries as founding members. EHRI is a DARIAH affiliated project and makes use of the expertise and activities of DARIAH-partners. EHRI's Project Director Conny Kristel and Executive Team member Tobias Blanke are also part of DARIAH's new Board of Directors.
The Elie Wiesel National Institute for the Study of the Holocaust in Romania and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies invite applications for an interdisciplinary regional conference on the Holocaust in Southeastern Europe. The conference will be held May 25–26, 2015 in Bucharest.
Yad Vashem, the Holocaust Martyrs’ and Heroes’ Remembrance Authority, was established by the Israeli Parliament in 1953. Located on the Mount of Remembrance in Jerusalem, Yad Vashem is dedicated to Holocaust remembrance, documentation, research and education.
Report on the EHRI workshop Overcoming the Gap: Eastern Perspectives on EHRI
László Csősz, Hungarian National Archives
The last event in the series of international workshops to disseminate the achievements of the EHRI project took place in the Holocaust Memorial Center in Budapest on November 6, 2014. The workshop Overcoming the Gap: Eastern Perspectives on EHRI was held in cooperation with the NIOD Amsterdam and the Hungarian National Archives.
On the 22nd of October 2014, Judith Levin and Veerle Vanden Daelen presented the current working version of the EHRI portal to a group of researchers for the first time. The participants of the EHRI workshop on Early Attempts at the Historical Documentation of the Holocaust (Prague, 20-23 October 2014) formed this first group of pioneers. They were able to have a look at the EHRI directory of over 1,850 repositories holding Holocaust-related archival sources, and some 3,000 manually added collection descriptions. Needless to say, the bulk of the collection descriptions will only become visible in a later stage, when the IT-imported information will be added to this work-in-progress. Nevertheless, EHRI already wanted to collect feedback on what is available and hear what the target audience’s first impressions were.