Call for Applications | Archival Basics: A Hands-On EHRI Workshop for Micro-Archives

EHRI Workshop Novi Sad
Friday, 23 February, 2024

European Holocaust Research Infrastructure (EHRI) Workshop

Organized by the German Federal Archives in cooperation with the Jewish Community of Novi Sad |Date: May 28-30, 2024 |  Venue: Jewish Community Novi Sad, Serbia (Jevrejska 11, 21 000 Novi Sad) | Application Deadline (EXTENDED): 15 April 2024

I. Workshop description

The Federal Archives is partner in the transnational project EHRI (European Holocaust Research Infrastructure) funded by the European Union under the European scheme Horizon2020.

EHRI is dedicated to improve the European infrastructure for Holocaust studies by facilitating access to archival collections related to Holocaust history and by stimulating innovative, interdisciplinary and transnational research. Conferences, methodological seminars and workshops play a major role in achieving an exchange of knowledge and establishing institutional as well as personal networks.

In the framework of this project the German Federal Archives offers in cooperation with the Jewish Community of Novi Sad an archival workshop under the title “Archival Basics: A Hands-On Workshop for Micro-Archives”. Founded in the XVIII century, the Jewish Community of Novi Sad is the second largest in Serbia. It keeps Jewish culture and memory alive through various cultural activities including an archive with documents that date back to the first half of the XIX century.

The workshop aims at introducing archival practices to non-archivists working in archival institutions. Practitioners from Central, Southern and Eastern Europe working with Holocaust-related archival holdings without formal archival training are particularly encouraged to apply.

The event will focus on the conservation, cataloguing and digitization of archival holdings and will feature a strong practical component. It will be held in English.

II. Practical information

The workshop “Archival Basics: A Hands-On Workshop for Micro-Archives” will take place in May 2024 at the Jewish Community of Novi Sad, Serbia. It will begin with an informal dinner on May 28 and end by lunchtime on May 30. We would like to invite all interested candidates to hand in their application until April 15, 2024. Travel expenses, accommodation and half board will be supplied for by EHRI (subject to budget limitations).

The complete application package consists of the following documents in English language:
• A completed application form
• A curriculum vitae (maximum 2 pages)
• A motivation letter explaining your reasons for attending this workshop and how it will assist you or your institution respectively (maximum 2 pages)

Please submit your complete application on time and as a single PDF-file to Dr. Dora Komnenovic ( All applicants can expect to hear from us four weeks after the application deadline at the latest.

Image: Novi Sad Synagogue,