CFA: Seminar on Archival and Historical Research, Center for Jewish History (Deadline: March 27, 2015)

CFA: Seminar on Archival and Historical Research, Center for Jewish History
Deadline: March 27, 2015

The Center for Jewish History’s Seminar on Archival and Historical Research is a four-day program May 18-21, 2015 for rising college seniors, MA students and first- and second-year doctoral students to learn the skills of conducting archival research at one of the premier research libraries in the United States. The seminar’s focus is on learning a variety of tools for accessing information and incorporating archival and library research into specific projects. In addition, participants will be introduced to the vast holdings of the Center’s partner organizations, and the ways those collections are created, stored, and preserved.

The 2015 research seminar will welcome students from various disciplines including history, Jewish studies, literature, religion, politics, sociology, anthropology, as well as area and regional studies. Teaching sessions will be led by scholars familiar with the collections based at the Center; archivists and librarians of the Center’s five partner organizations; staff members of the Center’s Lillian Goldman Reading Room; and the Center’s Graduate, Postdoctoral, and Senior Scholar Fellows. Participants will have the opportunity to conduct their own research in the Center’s Reading Room, utilizing the full complement of available research tools.

The application deadline is March 27, 2015. Please visit to view the application guidelines and apply. The seminar will take place at the Center for Jewish History in New York City.

Please address questions to Christopher Barthel at