CfP: EHRI Summer Schools in Holocaust Studies 2013

EHRI (European Holocaust Research Infrastructure) invites applications to its two summer schools on Holocaust studies in 2013. The summer schools are being funded by the European Union.

The first EHRI summer school will be organized by the Shoah Memorial, Museum, Center for Contemporary Jewish Documentation, Paris, France between 15 July and 2 August 2013.

The second EHRI summer school will be organized by the Institute of Contemporary History Munich - Berlin in Munich, Germany between 22 July and 9 August 2013. The main language of communication during the summer schools will be English, but passive comprehension of French (in Paris) or German (in Munich) will also be required.

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 visas if necessary. In 2013, there will be another call for applications for the two EHRI summer schools scheduled to take place in 2014 in Amsterdam and Jerusalem. All four summer schools will 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 bennett [at] ifz-muenchen [dot] de. Please send all application material at one time. Submissions must reach EHRI by 15 December 2012. Later submissions for this year will not be accepted. Decisions will be announced in January 2013.

For the application form as well as more information, please visit

EHRI (European Holocaust Research Infrastructure); Institute of Contemporary History Munich - Berlin; Shoah Memorial, Museum, Center for Contemporary Jewish Documentation (France)


15.07.2013 - 09.08.2013


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