Call for Applications EHRI Seminar | Engaging Educators

EHRI Seminar Engaging Educators
Thursday, 19 January, 2023

August 7-11, 2023 | Location: Jewish Museum in Prague, Czech Republic

We invite applications from educators of different professional (e.g. secondary school teachers, lecturers involved in teacher training, educators at memorials and other commemorative initiatives) and national backgrounds to attend the first EHRI pedagogical Seminar. The event will offer an opportunity for educators to expand their skills when teaching about the Holocaust in different settings and familiarize them with EHRI’s digital services.

As a Research Infrastructure, EHRI strives to support and enhance excellent Holocaust research. However, our goal is also to make cutting-edge research more accessible to the broader public, for example through the work of dedicated educators. Teaching the Holocaust proves to be a challenging task, both in terms of content and methodology. During the five-day Seminar, we will enable transnational exchange between researchers and educators, offer new opportunities to advance knowledge and increase practical experience.

The Seminar will take place in Prague, a culturally and historically rich metropolis that will allow us to intersect study and discussion sessions with insights into the city’s Jewish history as well as its role as the capital of the so-called Protectorate during World War II.

What to expect from the Seminar:

  • Presentations and discussions on new developments and debates in Holocaust Research with renowned scholars
  • An introduction to EHRI's digital services and how to use them in teaching units
  • Insights into the latest national and transnational teaching initiatives
  • Introduce best-practice and innovative teaching methods using Holocaust-related materials and primary sources
  • Interdisciplinary approaches to teach about the Holocaust
  • Visits to memorial sites (Terezín, Lidice Memorial), museums and archives including discussion with the staff on how to best prepare visits with school classes
  • Exploring Prague including cultural activities

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

Please include the following in your application:

  • A completed application form
  • A letter of motivation (maximum 500 words)
  • A curriculum vitae (maximum 2 pages)

Please submit the completed application material as a single PDF or DOC file, and any accompanying questions, by March 31, 2023 to the email address

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