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New Document Blogpost: Exploratory Topic Modelling in Python


This new Document Blogpost "Exploratory Topic Modelling in Python", written by Mike Bryant and Maria Dermentzi (KCL), explores a text mining technique called topic modelling in the context of a Holocaust-related archival collection. The post is accompanied by a Jupyter notebook which readers can use to reproduce the results of this experiment or to apply the same technique to other collections.

EHRI Presented on Heritage Research Hub


The Heritage Research Hub is a free and collaborative platform on and for the cultural heritage research community. Created and managed by the Joint Programming Initiative on Cultural Heritage and Global Change (JPI CH), it aims to share and inform the community about the current cultural heritage research panorama and all its related content (news, vacancies, training offer, funding and events). EHRI is pleased that it is now presented ont the Heritage Research Hub.

Alfred Landecker Lecturer Program

Call for Applications | Special Edition of the Alfred Landecker Lecturer Program


Deadline for submission of applications: 15 September 2022


For a special edition of the Landecker Lecturer program the Alfred Landecker Foundation is pleased to invite applications from highly qualified postdocs with Ukrainian, Russian, or Belarusian citizenship (or long-time residents) in the humanities and social sciences, for a fulltime lecturer program set to begin in the 2023 academic summer semester.

The aim is to provide up to three lectureships. The selection process is led by the Alfred Landecker Foundation’s Academic Council.

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


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.

EHRI Workshop Yad Vashem

Call for Proposals EHRI Workshop | Challenges in Presenting Holocaust Resources in the Digital Age


Initiatives in Accessibility to Holocaust Archival Sources and New Ways of Presenting Digital Archival Content

22-24 November 2022 | Location: Yad Vashem, Jerusalem, Israel | Submission Deadline: 1 September 2022

We would like to invite you to participate in an international workshop on initiatives in accessibility to Holocaust archival sources and new ways of presenting digital archival content, to be held at Yad Vashem in Jerusalem, on 22-24 November 2022.

EHRI webinar Left Behind

Review | Outstanding continuation of the EHRI Webinar Series with “Left Behind”


By Michala Lônčíková, Masaryk Insitute and Archives of the Czech Academy of Sciences

On June 22, the second EHRI Webinar was successfully organised by Work Package 10 (Thematic layers across collections). Our colleague Dorien Styven (Kazerne Dossin, Belgium) with the support of Wolfgang Schellenbacher (Vienna Wiesenthal Institute and Dokumentationsarchiv des österreichischen Widerstandes, Austria), both members of the EHRI-3 Consortium, presented the project Left Behind, focusing on the impact of forced labour by Organisation Todt on survival chances of Antwerp Jews.

His Name  Is My Name

Digital Holocaust History | Instagram Documentary "His Name Is My Name"


Small-scale European cooperation project “Houses of darkness

Dutch filmmaker Eline Jongsma grew up unaware that her great-grandfather was a Nazi-aligned mayor famous for his penchant for violence. Known as "Gekke Gerrit" ("Mad Gerrit), he was wiped from the family history after the war. But secrets can’t stay hidden forever, and in the animated Instagram documentary series His Name Is My Name, Jongsma and her partner Kel O’Neill unearth a history that is at once unique and universal. Equal parts detective thriller and personal essay, His Name Is My Name explores how the crimes of WWII-era perpetrators still reverberate through today’s society, shaking the foundations of our homes and our families.

EHRI 3 GPM Amsterdam

EHRI-3 General Partner Meeting | "Interconnectedness"


EHRI-3 General Partner Meeting, Amsterdam, 8 June 2022

For the first time since the start of the EHRI-3 project in late 2020, the annual General Partner Meeting (GPM) was held in person, on June 8-9 in Amsterdam. Over fifty people from all over Europe, Israel and the USA, representing most of the 27 partner institutions, gathered to discuss the state and progress of the 4-year EHRI-3 project. At the start of an EU funded project such as EHRI, work is divided into packages and amongst teams, and tasks and goals are firmly set. Around mid-term is a good moment to evaluate the progress.

The talks already started when participants found each other on the same ferry boat that brought them to the venue, Tolhuistuin, in Amsterdam, where the GPM took place.

EHRI and IHRA guest blog

A Guest Blog for ARA | Connecting Holocaust Researchers to Their Answers: What Archivists Can Do to Strengthen the Field


On  the occasion of International Archives Day, Dr Kathrin Meyer, Secretary General of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA), and Dr Karel Berkhoff, Co-Director of the European Holocaust Research Infrastructure (EHRI) wrote a guest blog for the ARA (the Archives & Records Association) UK & Ireland, that seeks to raise awareness of the need for a broad approach to identifying Holocaust-related material – and offers practical tools that empower archivists and researchers to apply such an approach.

Read the IHRA and EHRI Guest Blog

Image: courtesy of Yad Vashem

EHRI Document Blog Wiener Library Refugee Map

EHRI Document Blog | Mapping the Archive: The Wiener Holocaust Library’s Refugee Map


This new EHRI Blogpost describes the Wiener Library’s Refugee Map and gives an insight into the challenges of mapping archival material and visualising temporal and spatial movement based on the complex stories drawn from the Wiener Library’s Family Papers Collection. The Refugee Map enhances the accessibility of these micro-histories for both researchers and general audiences. The varied content presented in the map also opens a window into the everyday lives of refugees, including in their adopted new homes rather than focusing entirely on their lives before the Second World War. Visit the Document Blog