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New EHRI Blog: Death Blows Overhead: The Last Transports from Hungary, November 1944

24/11/2017

The latest blog post is dedicated to the memory of tens of thousands of Hungarian Jewish men and women, dragged off for slave labour by the Nazi ally Arrow Cross government in November 1944. László Csősz, historian and senior archivist of the Hungarian National Archives combined letters and diaries of victims and survivors of the "death marches” with testimonies culled from the protocols of the National Committee for Attending Deportees, one of the largest early documentation projects on the Holocaust.

Conference: The Future of the Archive. Performing the Jewish Archive and Beyond

23/11/2017

On 14-16 January, the University of Leeds organizes a conference that builds on the research that has been carried out under the Arts and Humanities Research Council funded project Performing the Jewish Archive. This project is working to explore hidden archives, uncover and perform lost works, and create a legacy for the future. For an example of the project's work, see the EHRI Document Blog by researcher Simo Muir. 
The Future of the Archive conference aims to act as a beacon for further research. It builds on three years of activity, based on the premise that performing Jewish archives specifically helps shed light on a host of wider cultural, scientific and political concerns. 

New book: Holocaust Public Memory in Postcommunist Romania

15/11/2017

How is the Holocaust remembered in Romania since the fall of communism?

Alexandru Florian, director of the Elie Wiesel National Institute for the Study of Holocaust in Romania, and an international group of contributors unveil how and why Romania, a place where large segments of the Jewish and Roma populations perished, still fails to address its recent past. These essays focus on the roles of government and public actors that choose to promote, construct, defend, or contest the memory of the Holocaust, as well as the tools – the press, the media, monuments, and commemorations – that create public memory.

Call for Papers – Call for Participation in Two Working Groups on “Descendants of Victims of Nazi Persecution”

15/11/2017

The Federal Association Information & Advice for Survivors of Nazi Persecution (Bundesverband Information & Beratung für NS-Verfolgte e.V.) is calling for participation in two moderator-led working groups on "Historico-political Education" and "Psychosocial Issues", respectively, in relation to the work of and to working with descendants of victims of Nazi persecution. The two-day working groups will meet on 11/12 April and 7/8 June 2018 in Cologne.

Call for Papers: Lessons and Legacies Conference on the Holocaust XV

14/11/2017

The Holocaust: Global Perspectives and National Narratives
1-4 November 2018

The Fifteenth Biennial Lessons and Legacies Conference, sponsored by the Holocaust Educational Foundation of Northwestern University and Washington University in St. Louis, invites scholars to submit proposals for papers, panels, posters, workshops, and seminars. Proposals should relate to recent issues and advances in Holocaust scholarship and conform broadly to the conference theme, “Global Perspectives and National Narratives.” We welcome submissions that utilize various methodologies and perspectives. Proposals that address broad explanatory frameworks, representation and memory, and from disciplines other than history are strongly encouraged.
Submission Deadline: 1 December 2017

Call for 2018 Sharon Abramson Research Grant competition

14/11/2017

The Holocaust Educational Foundation of Northwestern University (HEF) is pleased to announce the 2018 Sharon Abramson Research Grant competition.  HEF will award five grants of up to $4,000 to support research related to the Holocaust of European Jewry. Graduate students in PhD programs who have completed their qualifying exams and university/college faculty at all levels whose research centers on the Holocaust are eligible for this grant. We encourage applications in all disciplines.

Fellowships USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research

14/11/2017

The USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research invites proposals for its three research fellowships for advanced-standing PhD candidates: the 2018-2019 Margee and Douglas Greenberg Research Fellowship; the 2018-2019 Robert J. Katz Research Fellowship in Genocide Studies; and the 2018-2019 Breslauer, Rutman, and Anderson Research Fellowship.

Deadline: December 15, 2017

USHMM EHRI Workshop 2017

"Standing up to Scrutiny" - Successful EHRI Workshop at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

02/11/2017

On October 23–25, 2017, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum hosted the EHRI-sponsored international workshop “Standing up to Scrutiny: Authenticating Holocaust Documentation.” Curators, archivists, conservators, and scholars from Europe, Israel, and the United States presented case studies on objects, textiles, photographs, and film.

EHRI Blog

NEW EHRI Blog: Forced Labourers and the Water Works Camps in the Lublin District

23/10/2017

The latest EHRI document blog touches upon a rarely discussed and not well known topic in Holocaust historiography: the daily life of Jewish forced labourers in early water works camps in the Lublin district in Poland.

Israel Gutman Prize: Call for Nominations

20/10/2017

The editorial staff of the journal Holocaust: Studies and Materials and EHRI partner The Polish Center for Holocaust Research Association decided to establish the Israel Gutman Prize for the author of the best scholarly article about the Holocaust. They invite representatives of scholarly journals and academic milieus to nominate candidates for the Prize. The deadline for nominations is 5 November 2017. The Israel Gutman Prize has been created with the aim of supporting and encouraging all research on the Holocaust, but has the special goal of crediting the work of young scholars.

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