Apply for an EHRI/Rothschild Foundation Hanadiv Europe Workshop: Jewish Heritage Records and Digital Humanities

EHRI workshop
Tuesday, 17 April, 2018

4-5 September 2018 I Location: King’s College London

Building on successful past collaborations, the Rothschild Foundation Hanadiv Europe (RFHE) and the European Holocaust Research Infrastructure (EHRI) are pleased to announce their joint 2018 Digital Humanities Interdisciplinary Methods Workshop on Jewish Heritage Records and Digital Humanities. The workshop, which will take place on 4-5 September 2018 at King’s College London in the Department of Digital Humanities, aims to expose early career scholars and heritage professionals to a range of digital techniques that might be applied both within the field of academic Jewish Studies and within memory institutions managing Jewish heritage records. The workshop will introduce participants to digital tools and methods that may help them to structure, present and gain insights from their data.

Examples of the technological and methodological innovations to be covered include (but are not limited to):

  • The generation and publication of existing data sources in a sustainable and standard-compliant way
  • The application of digital methods to existing resources
  • Greater understanding of the potential benefits and applications of digital methods for specific use cases

The programme of the workshop will be pragmatic and solution focused. It will combine short introductory presentations into digital methods, tools and concepts and longer practical sessions where participants will work collaboratively to realise digital “mini-projects” in their respective fields of interest. Applicants are therefore encouraged to outline such “mini projects” on their application form, including details of relevant datasets they could bring to the workshop.

Practical information

Date of the workshop: 4-5 September 2018

Location: King’s College London

Deadline for applications: Tuesday, 22 May 2018. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered

The Seminar will be held in English. Travel expenses, accommodation, and food will be covered by EHRI/ RFHE.

Application process

To be eligible to apply, candidates must be:

  • Early career researchers broadly conceived with an interest in Jewish Studies and/or professionals working at memory institutions managing Jewish heritage records.
  • Based at either a European institution of higher education or institution of memory; this can include institutions based either in the EU or in a European non-EU member state.

Previous or current RFHE grant recipients and/or project team members of a previous or current RFHE grant are particularly encouraged to apply.

To apply, candidates must send the following to marco.braghieri[at] by 22 May 2018 at the latest:

  • An application form
  • A Curriculum Vitae (maximum 2 pages)
  • A supporting statement, outlining their motivation to attend the seminar and how attendance will advance their work (maximum 2 pages).