The International Institute for Holocaust Research, Yad Vashem and the Shapell-Guerin Chair in Jewish Studies, University of Southern California wish to announce a joint workshop for advanced PhD candidates working on Holocaust topics.
This workshop intends to bring together graduate students from the United States, Canada, and Israel to exchange ideas and share their research results on the Holocaust, including its antecedents and aftermath. The Shapell-Guerin Chair in Jewish Studies and Yad Vashem’s Research Institute encourage PhD candidates to submit their applications for the workshop, which will be held in English from 6 to 10 November at Yad Vashem, Jerusalem, Israel. All topics on the Holocaust are open for consideration.
The morning sessions of the workshop will consist of presentations by the participants on their particular topics followed by discussion periods. On the last day of the workshop, an afternoon session will be convened and dedicated to an in-depth discussion on a particular topic, thus concluding the workshop.
Workshop participants will be allocated time to utilize the Yad Vashem Archives and Library, the largest central repository of Holocaust documentation in the world. The archives’ more than 130 million pages include personal testimonies, documents from Jewish and non-Jewish institutions, Nazi documentation, copies of records from Eastern European archives, maps, photographs, films, diaries, letters, in addition to the library’s more than 124,000 titles and 4,000 journals that pertain to the Holocaust.
Application Qualifications and Procedures
• Applicants must be registered in a university PhD program in the United States, Canada or Israel.
• Applicants from the US and Canada must have finished their course work and be in an advanced stage of their research.
All application materials must be submitted electronically in English by 31 May. Selections will be announced by 30 June 2011. An application consists of:
• A completed application form (The application form is available on the Yad Vashem website at www1.yadvashem.org/yv/en/about/institute/index.asp
• One-page abstract proposal
• Recommendation letter from the PhD advisor
• List of Yad Vashem archival holdings sources relevant for the project
• Short academic biography (15-20 lines)
Applications should be submitted to the International Institute for Holocaust Research, Yad Vashem, Jerusalem, Israel
The submitted applications will be discussed between the two partner institutions. Final selection of applications for US-American and Canadian participants will be made by the University of Southern California. Israeli applications will be decided upon by Yad Vashem. Additional funding for travel may be available upon request.
****This workshop is a continuation of the international exchange workshop program stated by the International Institute for Holocaust Research, Yad Vashem, in 1999.****
International Institute for Holocaust Research, Yad Vashem, Jerusalem, Israel
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