Invitation to Archivists and Scholars Working with Holocaust Photographs | Join the EHRI Expert Group

EHRI Expert Group on Photographs
Wednesday, 24 November, 2021

Are you an archivist or scholar often working with Holocaust photographs? Are you interested in keeping in touch with your international peers in this important specilisation? Amplify your expertise through networking. 

We would like to invite archivists and scholars with recognized experience in working with photographs depicting aspects of the Holocaust (including its prelude, and clearly related aftermath) to join the Holocaust Photographs Expert Group, an international community organized by EHRI. Members of this group will benefit from joint learning sessions, networking with peers, and opportunities for cooperation with the EHRI network.

Topics

This new Holocaust Photographs Expert Group will be one of EHRI’s new groups of experts in subspecializations of Holocaust documentation, which are specifically for creating and sustaining networks and platforms where such experts can meet, exchange information, and consult. Topics for discussion in this group can be (but are not necessarily limited to):

  • Acquisition;
  • Cataloguing (collections, individual photos);
  • (Training for) preservation; 
  • Scanning (resolution, reverse sides);
  • Geolocation;
  • Privacy (names, faces);
  • Copyright.

Funding

With funding from the European Commission, the expert group will participate in a series of activities, such as discussions, lectures, and practical workshops over the course of at least two years. These activities will initially take place virtually, with the hope that soon we will be able to also conduct in-person meetings at various locations. A tentative schedule of events will be distributed in the near future.

Registration

Formation of this expert group is contingent on the number of registrants and their willingness to take an active part. We encourage you to register early, as the size of the group (with at most one person per institution) will be limited. We are looking forward to hearing from you!

For registration please fill out the form at >> this link

The deadline to submit the registration form is >> 31 December, 2021

Notification will be sent via email by >> February 1, 2022

Should you require any additional information, please do not hesitate to contact us at >> expert-group-photographs@ehri-project.edu