EHRI Regional Conferences

EHRI Conference Paris

In 2018, EHRI organised several regional conferences in different countries for i.a. representatives of archives, research institutions, potential users, relevant industries, and funding agencies including government bodies.

Calls were published here.

You can read reports (if available) of conferences that have taken place by clicking on the titles (in red).

Photo by Bruno Kelzer on Unsplash

Call for Papers for a One-Day Conference in Paris

Escape and rescue routes: France, Belgium, Switzerland, Spain, Italy

Exile, passages, borders…1938-1944

24 September 2019

Location: Mémorial de la Shoah, Paris, France

As part of the European Holocaust Research Infrastructure (EHRI), the Mémorial de la Shoah in Paris is organizing a study day devoted to "Escape and Rescue routes: France Belgium, Switzerland, Spain, and Italy: Exile, passages, borders ... 1938-1944”. This day aims to promote the EHRI program, to make its activities better known as well as the results achieved since its establishment in 2012.

Providing a platform for researchers whose current or past work focuses on the themes of exile, rescue and border crossing, this conference will be an opportunity to emphasize and exchange on these topics. The presence of archivists and librarians, as well as museum curators whose collections are related to those subjects will bring new insights and will make it possible in particular to broach the issue of the difficulties which the researcher is confronted with, notably regarding the availability of sources.

In addition, this day of exchanges will be the opportunity to discover the program of the European Holocaust Research Infrastructure and the help that this institution can provide for this type of transnational research, either through its documentary portal or the funding of research stays.

Deadline for Applications: 5 September 2019. THIS CALL IS NOW CLOSED.

Read more


Call for Applications for a Two-Day Workshop in Vienna

Transnational Meets Local

Making Holocaust Research Projects and Infrastructures Sustainable by Using Digital Archives, Electronic Repositories, and Internet Platforms on Local and Regional Levels

19-20 November 2018

Location: Vienna Wiesenthal Institute for Holocaust Studies, Vienna, Austria

The workshop “Transnational Meets Local” is being organised by EHRI Partner the Vienna Wiesenthal Institute for Holocaust Studies, within the framework of the European Holocaust Research Infrastructure (EHRI) project, supported by the European Commission.

This two-day workshop invites stakeholders who maintain digital platforms, repositories, and databases, or have developed internet-based curricula, exhibitions, and presentations on specific research projects and/or case-studies in Holocaust Studies. Focussing on current questions of digital archival collections in Central Europe, the aim of the workshop will be to discuss and develop policies and procedures on organisational and legal levels concerning the transnationalisation of Holocaust research networks and archives. The workshop is directed at a wider public, bringing local approaches and regional aspects of current usages of Holocaust-related sources to the fore. The linkage of these local approaches to other projects from Central Europe will enable the creation of a network of and for these initiatives, transcending the ethnic, linguistic, and/or national borders which until now have represented an obstacle in opening spaces for innovative approaches.

Deadline for Applications: 1 September 2018. THIS CALL IS NOW CLOSED!

Read more


Call for Papers For a One-Day Conference in Warsaw

Research and Preservation of the Secret Archive of the Warsaw Ghetto

6 December 2018 

Location: Jewish Historical Institute, Warsaw, Poland

We would like to invite you to a one-day conference on Research and Preservation of the Secret Archive of the Warsaw Ghetto, to be held at the Jewish Historical Institute in Warsaw, on 6 December 2018. The conference will take place with the participation of archives, archivists and Holocaust-centered institutions in Poland.

The main theme of the conference is Oneg Shabbat and the Underground Archive of the Warsaw Ghetto. This collection is one of the most important testimonies about the Holocaust of Polish Jews – not only due to the diversity and documentary value of the collected materials. More than anything, it is a record of the Holocaust as seen by its victims. It consists of the documents gathered by the Oneg Shabbat, a group of people, founded by Emanuel Ringelblum, who documented the life and death of the Warsaw Ghetto.

Deadline for submission: 1 September 2018 (EXTENDED DEADLINE) THIS CALL IS NOW CLOSED!

Read more


Call for Proposals for an EHRI Regional Conference on Borderlands: Archives, Research and Education

Borderlands: Archives, Research and Education

6-7 March 2018

Location:“Elie Wiesel” National Institute for the Study of the Holocaust in Romania, Bucharest, Romania

We would like to invite you to an international workshop on Borderlands: Archives, Research and Education, to be held by the “Elie Wiesel” National Institute for the Study of the Holocaust in Romania, on 6-7 March 2018, in Bucharest, Romania.

The “Elie Wiesel” National Institute for the Study of Holocaust in Romania, in cooperation with Hungarian Jewish Archives, will organize an international workshop focusing on Holocaust archives sources, research and education pertaining to the borderlands area of Northern Transylvania (Romania), Northern Eastern of Hungary, Southern Slovakia, Ukraine and Moldova.

The workshop will be an excellent opportunity to build a regional network of institutions and individuals involved in Holocaust study and research. The workshop will address issues such as: identifying and accessing new archival sources relevant to Holocaust documentation and research; the management of Holocaust-related archival collections (access, visibility, cataloguing, conservation and integration); the status of Holocaust knowledge considering the archival material in these regions; the current requirements of and challenges facing archivists and researchers in the field; current national funding opportunities; and existing Holocaust education and remembrance activities.

Deadline of submission of proposals: 12 january 2018 (Extended deadline!) THIS CALL IS NOW CLOSED!

Read more