CFP: USC Shoah Foundation and Yad Vashem Joint Workshop for Advanced PhDs
Deadline: March 15, 2017
Third Workshop for Advanced PhD Candidates from North American Universities and Israel who are working on the Holocaust
Yad Vashem, Jerusalem, Israel, 25- 29 June 2017
Call for Papers
Submission deadline: 15 March 2017
The USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research and the International Institute for Holocaust Research, Yad Vashem wish to announce the third 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. Yad Vashem’s Research Institute and the USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research encourage PhD candidates to submit their applications for the workshop, which will be held from 25-29 June 2017 at Yad Vashem, The World Holocaust Remembrance Center, in Jerusalem, Israel. All topics on the Holocaust and proposals from all disciplines are open for consideration.
The sessions of the workshop will consist of presentations by the participants on their particular topics followed by discussion periods.
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 170-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 161,000 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 15 March 2017. Selections will be announced by the end of March 2017. An application consists of:
- Completed application form
- One-page abstract proposal
- List of relevant Yad Vashem archival holdings for the project
- Short academic biography (15-20 lines)
Applications should be sent to both, to the International Institute for Holocaust Research, Yad Vashem, Jerusalem, Israel; tel. (+972-2-6443480); email: email@example.com
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.
Participants coming from the United States and Canada should contact the USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research regarding all travel and workshop details; Israeli participants should contact Yad Vashem’s Research Institute.
****This workshop is a continuation of the international exchange workshop program started by the International Institute for Holocaust Research, Yad Vashem, in 1999.****