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Research Workshop: Documenting the Holocaust in Nazi-Occupied Poland: Considering New Sources


Research Workshop: Documenting the Holocaust in Nazi-Occupied Poland: Considering New Sources

Monday-Thursday, September 11 – 14, 2017

Yad Vashem, Jerusalem

The International Institute for Holocaust Research and the Center for Research on the Holocaust in Poland at Yad Vashem, the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and the Polish Center for Holocaust Research at the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology at the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw are pleased to invite applications for a research workshop entitled Documenting the Holocaust in Nazi-Occupied Poland: Considering New Sources. The workshop will take place at Yad Vashem in Jerusalem.

The workshop will bring together scholars to present new, original, and unpublished research exploring the theme of new or under-utilized source materials. Participants are encouraged to consider types of primary sources that can provide a new picture of the Holocaust in Nazi-occupied Poland—including archival documents, artifacts, original film footage and photographs, and oral histories. Participants will present their current research projects with special focus on methodological problems or challenges. Daily sessions will be comprised of research, presentations and discussion of the participants’ work. The workshop will be conducted in English.

Applications are welcome from scholars affiliated with universities, research institutions, or memorial sites and in any relevant academic discipline, including anthropology, archeology, art history, geography, film studies, history, Jewish studies, law, literature, material culture, philosophy, political science, psychology, religion, comparative genocide studies, and others. Applications will be accepted from scholars at all levels of their careers, from Ph.D. candidates to senior faculty.

Applicants should specify in their applications the primary sources they utilize. All application materials must be submitted in either Hebrew or English and received no later than 1 June 2017. Incomplete applications will not be considered after this date. Late applications will not be accepted. An application consists of:

1) A completed application form

2) A one-page abstract (300 words) in English

3) A preliminary list of relevant sources to be presented

4) A short academic biography (15–20 lines)

The organizers will cover round trip economy-class air tickets to/from Israel up to a maximum reimbursable amount calculated by home institution location. After the workshop, the organizers will reimburse the participants for their air tickets and the communal (Nesher) shuttle fares between Ben-Gurion International Airport and Jerusalem. Reimbursement will take up to two months. Ground transportation outside of Israel will not be reimbursed and we suggest participants apply to their home institutions for this expense. The organizers will cover hotel accommodation for 5 nights, with arrival scheduled for Sunday, 10 September and departure on Friday, 15 September. All breakfasts and dinners are included in the room reservation. Lunch will be provided at Yad Vashem from Monday through Thursday.

Send all application materials to:

Eliot Nidam Orvieto

The International Institute for Holocaust Research

Yad Vashem


Tel: 972-2-6443-480/ Fax: 972-2-6443-479

This program is made possible by a generous gift from the Tramiel Charitable Trust Fund for the Study of the Holocaust in Poland to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and is supported by Yad Vashem's Center for Research on the Holocaust in Poland, the Aaron Gutwirth Fund, and the Danek Gertner Yad Vashem Scholarship.

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