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The Wiener Library

Job Opening at the Wiener Library: Reader Services Librarian

22/02/2018

EHRI partner The Wiener Library, based in London, is seeking a proactive Reader Services Librarian to join the Collections Team. For someone with an interest in User Experience (UX) this is an exciting opportunity to positively change the way the reading room operations support access to Britain’s foremost collection regarding the Holocaust, its causes and consequences.

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EHRI Job Opportunity for a Research Associate with EHRI Partner King's College London

06/02/2018

The Department of Digital Humanities of King's College London is seeking a Research Associate to contribute to the European Holocaust Research Infrastructure (EHRI), a major EU-funded research infrastructure project. 

The successful candidate for this position will be a researcher with experience in digital approaches to historical research and/or archives. She/he will have excellent written and oral communication skills, and be able to write high quality project deliverables and reports.

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2017: A Successful Year for EHRI in Italy

05/02/2018

In 2015, the Foundation Jewish Contemporary Documentation Center CDEC in Milan joined the EHRI project and became involved in no less than five key areas: Dissemination and Communication (Work Package 2), Expanding and Keeping (WP3), Coordination with other Research Infrastructures (WP6), Data Identification and Integration (WP9), and Users and Standards (WP11).

Samual Bak Museum

New Branch for the Vilna Gaon State Jewish Museum: Samuel Bak Museum Opens in Vilnius

05/02/2018

In November 2017, the Vilna Gaon State Jewish Museum - EHRI’s partner in Lithuania - opened a new branch devoted to the internationally renowned painter Samuel Bak, born in Vilnius in 1933. It is the first museum in the world devoted solely to the art of this famous Litvak artist.

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EHRI for Collection Holding Institutions: New Webpage Explains How to Integrate Your Data in the EHRI Portal

01/02/2018

EHRI just launched a new webpage “EHRI for Collection Holding Institutions” on its project website to facilitate and group all the new methodologies and tools that EHRI has developed in order to integrate descriptions of Holocaust-related sources into the EHRI portal. If you work for an institution that holds Holocaust-related archival materials, in Europe or beyond, you can now become part of the EHRI Portal.

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Your Opinion Matters: Please Fill Out Our Survey on the Impact of Digital Approaches on Research and Archiving

01/02/2018

The European Holocaust Research Infrastructure invites you to participate in a web survey aimed at institutions that hold Holocaust-related archival collections. The survey aims to investigate the impact that digital approaches have on research and archiving. In particular, we want to understand the effects that EHRI has on collection holding institutions and archival work practices.

EHRI Document Blog

New EHRI Document Blog: Engaging the Crowd with Holocaust Oral Testimonies

01/02/2018

The latest contribution to the EHRI Document Blog was written by Rebecca Dillmeier from USHMM. The post reports on an ongoing crowdsourcing project that addresses the search and discoverability challenges of large oral history collections. The post gives an insight into the experiences and challenges of using crowdsourcing for oral history transcripts to increase access to this rich resource.

Charlotte Hauwaert

People in EHRI: Charlotte Hauwaert from the Belgian State Archives I CegeSoma: Coordination of EHRI’s Data Integration

01/02/2018

I joined the EHRI project in September 2016, just after finishing my Advanced Master’s program. I am based at the Belgian State Archives I CegeSoma (Centre for Historical Research and Documentation on War and Society) in Brussels.

VWI invitation

Simon Wiesenthal Lecture: Representing Genocide: The Holocaust as Paradigm?

01/02/2018

EHRI partner the Vienna Wiesenthal Institute for Holocaust Studies (VWI) organises a Simon Wiesenthal Lecture:

Rebecca Jinks:  Representing Genocide: The Holocaust as Paradigm?

15 February 2018, 6.30 pm 

Dachfoyer des Haus-, Hof- und Staatsarchivs, 1010 Wien, Minoritenplatz 1

Holocaust Memorial Day

Holocaust Memorial Day 2018

25/01/2018

January 27 is Holocaust Memorial Day, or International Holocaust Remembrance Day: An annual International Day of Commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust. It was designated by the United Nations General Assembly resolution 60/7 on 1 November 2005. It marks the anniversary of the liberation of concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau on 27 January 1945.

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