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


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


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


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


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.


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


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


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.

Lviv EHRI Workshop

EHRI Seminar in Ukraine: “Advanced Holocaust Studies Today: Sources and Approaches”


Lviv, 17-22 September 2017

From 17th to 22nd September, PhD students and researchers met in Lviv for the EHRI Seminar entitled “Advanced Holocaust Studies Today”. The seminar was organized by the NIOD Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies (Amsterdam) in cooperation with the Center for Holocaust Studies (Munich). As host and partner for the seminar, the Center for Urban History of East Central Europe (Lviv) provided the necessary on-site organization and a number of excursions as well as presentations on local initiatives enhancing Holocaust research and remembrance in Ukraine.

The Wiener Library is looking for a new Head of Collections


One of EHRI's partners in the UK, The Wiener Library, is looking for a Head of Collections. The Wiener Library is located in London and is Britain’s largest archive on the Holocaust and Nazi era and modern genocide. Founded in 1933 in Amsterdam the Library’s holdings span all types of resources, focusing on the Holocaust, its causes and consequences. The collections are continuing to grow through donations and acquisitions.

Jewish Museum of Greece

Partner in EHRI: The Jewish Museum of Greece


The Jewish Museum of Greece (JMG) was founded in 1977 with a mission to collect, study, preserve and exhibit the artifacts that reflect the life, customs, history and traditions of the Greek Jews. The Museum’s unique collection includes more than 10,000 rare artifacts of great historical significance, and is continuously enriched and updated. The Museum building houses its rich collection and visitor services organized in permanent exhibition areas with thematic modular exhibits, an art gallery, a periodic exhibition space, a research library, a space for educational programmes, a photo archive and laboratory and a preventive conservation laboratory.

EHRI Seminar Warsaw

EHRI Seminar: "Polish" Sources for Holocaust Research - Challenges and Methodological Problems


Organizer: Polish Center for Holocaust Research of the institute of Philosophy and Sociology of the Polish Academy of Sciences

Warsaw, 24-29 September 2017

For six days, fifteen researchers from eight countries (Austria, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Israel, United Kingdom, USA and Poland) had an opportunity to discover and discuss materials from Polish archives which can be useful for scholars interested in the topic of the fate of Jews during the Second World War. The main goal of the seminar was to bring together researchers interested in working with "Polish" sources for Holocaust research, from widely known documents, diaries and testimonies to recently opened archives like post-war investigation files.