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Call for Applications: New Directions in the Use of Oral Testimonies: Soviet Experiences of the Holocaust


Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies




New Directions in the Use of Oral Testimonies:
Soviet Experiences of the Holocaust


August 1-12, 2016

Washington, D.C.



Winter Courses at YIVO

Delve into Ashkenazi Jewish life and culture with at the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research (15 W. 16th Street, NYC) this winter. Register today!

The YIVO-Bard Winter Program on Ashkenazi Civilization courses beginning next week:

Cinema of the Holocaust

Instructor: Olga Gershenson (UMass Amherst)
6 sessions, Mondays and Thursdays | January 4-25 | 6:00pm-9:00pm

Seeking ASEEES convention panel participants: "Jews in Popular Culture in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe"

I would like to create panel for the 48th ASEEES Convention, Washington, DC, November 17-20, 2017, on "Jews in Popular Culture in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe". Convention theme: "Global Conversations," so the panel should show the cultural dialogue and western influences that brought Jews to the stage, music, films, arts. 

Russian visas

Dear friends and colleagues,

Praxis International is today closing its virtual doors.  After 20 years of helping hundreds of scholars with visas and housing in Russia, the current climate has made the obstacles to smooth and legal functioning too great.

Announcing the new Resources tab

Greetings H-Net subscribers!

We are pleased to announce the release of the Resources tab, which is now located at the top of all of our Networks. Prior to the release, there was a Media tab that chronologically aggregated all of the contributions uploaded to a particular Network. While the Media tab clearly had some basic archival value, with the development of many diverse projects making use of this material on our Networks, editors asked for a better way to organize that content. The Resources tab is the fruit of those aims.

Cartographer needed

Dear colleagues,

I am looking for a cartographer who could produce a series of maps tracing the movements of people out of the Soviet Union after the Second World War, for inclusion in an article. I would greatly appreciate any recommendations or advice as to how I might be able to find someone with this expertise. 

Thank you!

Kind regards,

Iva Glisic

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