EHRI Budapest Workshop: Overcoming the Gap: Eastern Perspectives on EHRI

Tuesday, 14 October, 2014
Holocaust Memorial Center, Budapest
Thu 6 November 2014. Time: 9.30am - 1.00pm

We would like to cordially invite you to the workshop Overcoming the Gap: Eastern Perspectives on EHRI, hosted by the EHRI partner Holocaust Memorial Center. The workshop will offer an overview on EHRI's work and progress, featuring speakers from key areas of the collaboration's development. Besides, the workshop focuses on the Eastern expansion of EHRI, involving colleagues representing leading institutions in the field from Slovakia, Romania and Hungary.

  • Welcoming remarks: Prof. György Haraszti, Chairman of the Board at the Holocaust Memorial Center
  • Dr László Csősz (Hungarian National Archives, Budapest), Overcoming the Gap: Eastern Perspectives on EHRI/Introduction
  • Giles Bennett (IfZ, Münich), Bringing Together the Scattered Evidence - Holocaust-Related Archival Descriptions Across Europe
  • Dr Reto Speck (Kings College, London/NIOD, Amsterdam), Building Infrastructures for Archives in a Digital World: the EHRI Portal
  • Barbara Hutzelmann (Editionsprojekt “Judenverfolgung 1933-1945”, Munich), Overview about the State of Holocaust Research and the Archives in Slovakia
  • Alexandru Climescu (Elie Wiesel National Institute for Studying the Holocaust in Romania, Bucharest), The Evolution of Holocaust Research and Documentation in Romania
  • Wolfgang Schellenbacher (Jewish Museum in Prague), Research Guides: Displaying Archival Information-from Dispersed Data Sources to a Unified and User-friendly Service

The workshop will be followed by a sandwich lunch.

The European Holocaust Research Infrastructure (EHRI) works to integrate the collections of various Holocaust institutions across Europe into an accessible online portal. EHRI also encourages collaboration in research across various fields of interest. In March 2015, EHRI will introduce its main achievement: an online portal that gives access to dispersed sources relating to the Holocaust.

The EHRI workshop is organized by the Hungarian National Archives and EHRI partners the Holocaust Memorial Center (Budapest) and the NIOD Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies (Amsterdam).

Useful information
  • Admission: Free but booking is essential as space is limited.
  • Location: Holocaust Memorial Center, 39 Páva Street, Budapest click for map
  • Registration: