CFA Deadline:Jan 31, Israel and Netherlands Summer Schools in Holocaust Studies 2014

EHRI (European Holocaust Research Infrastructure) invites applications to its two summer schools on Holocaust studies in 2014. The summer schools are being funded by the European Union.

The first EHRI summer school will be organized by Yad Vashem. The Holocaust Martyrs and Heroes Remembrance Authority, Jerusalem, Israel between 24 April and 15 May 2014. The second EHRI summer school will be organized by NIOD Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Amsterdam, The Netherlands between 5 July and 25 July 2014. The language of communication during the summer schools will be English.

The summer schools will provide an overview on methods, sources and the state of research in Holocaust history research and will be aimed at the graduate level. The summer schools will be open to scholars from a variety of disciplines (historians, sociologists, psychologists, anthropologists and others interested in the Holocaust) as well as archivists. Candidates from Central and Eastern Europe are especially encouraged to apply. The 12 places in each summer school will be awarded on a competitive basis.

EHRI will cover travel and subsistence costs during the summer school. Recipients are responsible for securing and paying for visas if necessary.

All EHRI summer schools share a similar curriculum with topics such as the role of the German elites and general population in the Holocaust, recent developments in the historiography of the ghettos and camps as well as the involvement in and reactions of the local population to the Holocaust in both Western and Eastern Europe. Visits to memorial sites, research libraries and archives will also be included.

All application materials must be submitted in English. The application must include the following:

  • A completed application form;
  • A curriculum vitae (maximum 2 pages) including 3-5 indicative publications, if any;
  • A cover letter telling us why you want to participate in the program and what you think you can gain for your own project(s) by taking part (maximum 2 pages);
  • A letter of recommendation from a reputable academic who is familiar with the applicant’s work.

A letter of recommendation should include evaluation of the overall quality of the applicant’s work. The letter may be sent by email as a scan (including the recommender’s signature and letterhead) with the application or directly by the recommender. The letter must be received before the application deadline. Applicants must also designate a second recommender in the application form. The recommender may be contacted directly by EHRI.

All application material can be sent as an email attachment in DOC or PDF format to Giles Bennett ( Please send all application material at one time. Submissions must reach EHRI by 31 January 2014. Later submissions will not be accepted. Decisions will be announced in February 2013. For more information and the application form, please visit the website.

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