Call for Applications EHRI Seminar | A Multilevel Approach to the Holocaust in Romania

Tuesday, 19 July, 2022

A Multilevel Approach to the Holocaust in Romania: Research and Resources

October 5–7, 2022 | Deadline for submission: 22 August 2022 | Location: Elie Wiesel National Institute for Studying the Holocaust in Romania, Bucharest, Romania

A Multilevel Approach to the Holocaust in Romania: Research and Resources is offered as part of the European Holocaust Research Infrastructure (EHRI) project and is supported by the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 programme. The methodological seminar is organized by the Elie Wiesel National Institute for Studying the Holocaust in Romania and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, both part of the EHRI Consortium.

This seminar will provide an overview of methods, sources, new research topics and approaches on the Holocaust in Romania. Historians, archivists and researchers will discuss and integrate topics from micro-historical research to the meso- and macro level of analysis and interpretation. As part of the seminar, participants will be introduced to the EHRI Portal, which contains information on 63 countries, over 2,209 archival institutions, and more than 346,900 archival descriptions.

The methodological seminar will offer information on the latest developments in integrating Holocaust research, Holocaust-related archives and archival research infrastructures as well as the possibility for exchange between professionals beyond national borders. The seminar will also include visits to various archives and memorial sites in Bucharest.

In addition to keynote speakers and more structured presentations, there will be several opportunities for participants to offer brief, informal presentations on their current research on the Holocaust in Romania and receive input and suggestions from other participants. Participants working on the topic will be offered the opportunity to publish their research in the journal published Elie Wiesel National Institute for Studying the Holocaust in Romania: Holocaust. Study and Research.

Topics that will be presented and discussed at the seminar will include:

Peculiarities of the Holocaust in Romania

  • Laws
  • Pogroms
  • Deportation
  • Extermination
  • Role of institutions
  • Responsibilities

Research and Resources on the Holocaust Research in Romania

  • Recent research, publications
  • Access to primary sources
    • Availability
    • Cataloging
    • Finding Aids
  • Trends from perspective of archivists

Historiography

  • Types of primary sources (documents, testimonies, letters, journals, etc.)
  • Accessing and searching primary sources

The seminar will take place from October 5-7th, 2022, at the Elie Wiesel National Institute for Studying the Holocaust in Romania, located in Bucharest. Travel expenses, accommodation, and food will be supplied by EHRI. Locals who do not require travel or accommodation in Bucharest are also encouraged to apply.

Please submit your complete application by August 22, 2022.

A complete application must contain:

  • A completed application form
  • A curriculum vitae (maximum 2 pages)
  • A description explaining your reasons for attending this seminar and how it will assist you (maximum 2 pages)

Please submit your application to Elisabeth Ungureanu (ehricfa@gmail.com)

Selected participants will be informed by August 29, 2022.

Download the Call for Applications

Image: Holocaust Memorial, Bucharest. Courtesy of the Information Portal to European Sites of Remembrance