EHRI Job Offer | The Belgian State Archives - CegeSoma Recruits a Researcher for EHRI-IP
The Belgian State Archives is a federal scientific institution that is part of the Federal Science Policy (BELSPO). The institution consists of the General State Archives in Brussels, eighteen branches of the State Archives spread throughout the country and the Study and Documentation Centre on War and Contemporary Society (CegeSoma) in Brussels.
The CegeSoma is the fourth operational directorate of the State Archives and it is responsible for scientific research, public history, digitisation and the opening up of collections, mainly concerning the history of the two World Wars in Belgium.
Discription of the function
The researcher will work for the EHRI-IP (Implementation Phase) project. EHRI is an international digital research infrastructure that ensures Holocaust research, remembrance and education on a transnational level. One of the main challenges for Holocaust research is the high fragmentation of sources and expertise across many institutions. EHRI overcomes this fragmentation by connecting sources, institutions and people. The EHRI portal enables online access to information on Holocaust sources wherever they are located. The Conny Kristel fellowship programme gives researchers access to the resources of the world's twenty most prominent Holocaust archives. EHRI's extensive networking and training programme brings people together. Finally, EHRI promotes innovative tools for the digital transformation of Holocaust research.
EHRI is currently funded on a project basis, the goal of EHRI-IP is to develop EHRI into a permanent European research infrastructure with legal personality (European Research Infrastructure Consortium – ERIC). EHRI-IP is preparing this process, which includes: elaborating the statutes and the internal rules of procedures of the different bodies defined in the statutes, contribute to the Belgian National Node of EHRI, developing a human resources policy and drafting the necessary legal documents. The position entails amongst others: tracing, listing and analysing relevant legal and policy documents and assisting in the drafting of different types of texts (deliverables, policy documents, legal texts).