Borderlands: Archives, Research and Education

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March 6, 2018 to March 7, 2018
Subject Fields: 
Eastern Europe History / Studies, European History / Studies, Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies, Local History, Modern European History / Studies


 Invitation to International Workshop  

within the Framework of the European Holocaust Research Infrastructure (EHRI), supported by

the European Commission    

“Elie Wiesel” National Institute for the Study of the Holocaust in Romania 

6 - 7 March 2018, Bucharest, Romania  


We would like to invite you to an international workshop on Borderlands: Archives, Research and Education, to be held by “Elie Wiesel” National Institute for the Study of the Holocaust in Romania, Bucharest, on 6 - 7 March 2018, in Bucharest, Romania. 

The workshop is organized within the framework of the European Holocaust Research Infrastructure (EHRI) project (, supported by the European Commission. Inaugurated in 2010, EHRI, the first project of its kind, is aimed at bringing support to the Holocaust research community by building a digital infrastructure and providing online access to information about dispersed sources relating to the Holocaust through its Online Portal ( The project also facilitates human networks to initiate collaborative approaches in the study of Holocaust and develop resources and tools that will play a vital role in Holocaust research, commemoration and education. EHRI thereby seeks to overcome one of the hallmark challenges of Holocaust research: the wide dispersal of the archival source material across Europe and beyond, and the concomitant fragmentation of Holocaust historiography.  

The “Elie Wiesel” National Institute for the Study of Holocaust in Romania, in cooperation with Hungarian Jewish Archives, will organize an international workshop focusing on Holocaust archives sources, research and education pertaining to the borderlands area of Northern Transylvania (Romania), Northern Eastern of Hungary, Southern Slovakia, Ukraine and Moldova. 

The workshop will be an excellent opportunity to build a regional network of institutions and individuals involved in Holocaust study and research. The workshop will address issues such as: identifying and accessing new archival sources relevant to Holocaust documentation and research; the management of Holocaust-related archival collections (access, visibility, cataloguing, conservation and integration); the status of Holocaust knowledge considering the archival material in these regions,; the current requirements of and challenges facing archivists and researchers in the field; current national funding opportunities; and existing Holocaust education and remembrance activities.  

Participants should be prepared to present a 20-30 minute lecture/presentation on completed or ongoing research, archival resources, or education initiatives pertaining to the Holocaust in the above-mentioned regions. The workshop will be conducted in English. Translation from or to other languages will not be available. A moderator will lead all workshop sessions. Funding for travel and accommodation will be covered in accordance with European Commission guidelines and the EHRI project budget.  

The `Elie Wiesel` National Institute for the Study of the Holocaust in Romania offers the participants the opportunity to publish an extended version of their presentation in the Holocaust. Studii şi Cercetări. (Holocaust. Study and Research) Journal, internationally indexed in ERIH Plus, EBSCO, CEEOL.  

We would appreciate a confirmation reply before 4 January 2018 so we can proceed with all arrangements.

Please send a short 500-word proposal of the presentation and a CV (including all relevant contact information). All inquiries, replies and notifications should be send to / . The workshop program will be sent out to selected participants by 18 January 2018. Thank you in advance for your co-operation. 


Contact Info: 

Adina Babeş, Marius Cazan 



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