Holocaust Summer Studies Program in Ukraine

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The Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington, D.C. in cooperation with the Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv and the Ukrainian Center for Holocaust Studies announce the 2020 Holocaust Studies Summer Program in Ukraine. The program will convene university faculty and researchers (MA and doctoral students) located in Ukraine. The 2020 Holocaust Studies Summer Program will be held at the Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv from 6 to 17 July 2020.


The program will cover broad themes that deal with prewar Jewish life, the Holocaust and its aftermath in Ukraine. Daily sessions will consist of interactive lectures given by invited experts, participants’ presentations of research, and their teaching syllabi, discussion on professional development, source analysis exercises, as well as excursions to related memory sites in Kyiv and beyond.
Program includes presentations by invited lecturers: Maksym Gon (Rivne State Humanities University), Jean-Marc Dreyfus (Manchester University, UK), Vladimir Levin (Hebrew University, Israel), Tetyana Pastushenko (Institute of History of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine), Anatoliy Podolsky (Ukrainian Center for Holocaust Studies), Diter Pohl (Klagenfurt University, Austria), Andriy Rukkas (Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv), Andriy Umansky (Yahad-in Unum, France) and others.
Participants will be afforded an extended opportunity for discussion and feedback on their research projects and course syllabi related to Jewish and Holocaust history in Ukraine.


Applications are welcome from faculty, researchers, and students (MA and doctoral level) affiliated with Ukrainian universities (IV level). Applicants working in all relevant academic disciplines will be considered, including anthropology, archaeology, art history, geography, film studies, history, Jewish studies, law, literature, material culture, philosophy, political science, religion, sociology and others.
Please send applications to Natalya Lazar, Program Manager of Initiative on Ukrainian-Jewish Shared History and the Holocaust in Ukraine (USHMM), at nlazar@ushmm.org no later than 31 March 2020. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered. Accepted applicants will be notified by 10 April 2020. Applications must be submitted in Ukrainian. 


Applications must include:
(1) a curriculum vitae.
(2) a letter of interest explaining research and teaching interests.

Participants will be expected to submit a paper and/or a course syllabus one month prior to the start of the program for distribution among the participants. Participants will be afforded an extended opportunity for discussion and feedback on their research projects and course syllabi related to Jewish and Holocaust history in Ukraine.

The organizers will (1) cover the cost of direct travel from the participant’s home institution in Ukraine to Kyiv and return, and (2) provide lodging and meals for the duration of the program. The 2020 Holocaust Studies Summer Program in Ukraine will be held in Ukrainian, English and Russian.