Due February 15: Apply for the Summer Institute on the Holocaust and Jewish Civilization

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The Holocaust Educational Foundation of Northwestern University is pleased to invite applications for fellowships to participate in the 21st annual Summer Institute on the Holocaust and Jewish Civilization from June 19 to July 1, 2016, at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. The renowned program is an intensive two-week course of study designed to broaden and deepen the background of current and prospective Holocaust educators. Over the past two decades the Summer Institute at Northwestern has graduated more than 500 scholars who have gone on to teach about the Holocaust at universities around the world. The program is open to faculty and graduate students who are planning to teach Holocaust-related courses at institutions of higher education.  We welcome both those who are new to the field and experienced scholars who are looking to broaden their interdisciplinary perspective. Approximately 25 Fellows are selected annually, each of whom receives free room, board, and tuition during the program. (Fellowships do not cover travel expenses to and from Evanston or the cost of assigned books.)  All applications must be received by February 15, 2016.

The Institute curriculum consists of seminars taught by leading scholars on such themes as: the religious practice and history of European Jewry; the Holocaust in art, film and literature; ethics and gender during and after the Holocaust; recent methodological and historiographical approaches to the Holocaust.  Faculty for the 2016 Summer Institute will include Professors Doris Bergen, Roger Brooks, Dagmar Herzog, Paul Jaskot, Steven T. Katz, Erin McGlothlin, Brad Prager, and David Shneer. Read more about the 2016 Summer Institute faculty.

By February 15, 2016, applicants should submit electronically: (1) a letter explaining their interest and experience in Holocaust studies, (2) a curriculum vitae, and, (3) in the case of graduate students and recent PhDs, a letter of recommendation.  Applications should be submitted using the online form; letters of recommendation should be emailed  with the subject line “Summer Institute 2016″ to:  hef@northwestern.edu

Please email any questions to: hef@northwestern.edu