CfA: USHMM-NYU Research Workshop, Holocaust Studies in China, due March 30, 2018

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March 30, 2018
Subject Fields: 
Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies, European History / Studies, Chinese History / Studies, Asian History / Studies, Colonial and Post-Colonial History / Studies
Call for Applications: Holocaust Studies in China Research Workshop
Monday-Friday, October 15-19, 2018
New York University Shanghai
Applications are due March 20, 2018
Chinese text available below
The Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and New York University Shanghai invite applications for a research workshop entitled Holocaust Studies in China. The workshop will take place at New York University Shanghai.
The workshop will bring together junior scholars to present new, original, and unpublished research for feedback from their fellow participants, workshop leaders, and other invited respondents. Daily sessions will be comprised of presentation and discussion of the participants’ work. The workshop will also acquaint participants with the Holocaust Museum’s archival resources. The workshop will be conducted in English and Chinese.
The workshop welcomes proposals from scholars actively researching the Holocaust, its antecedents and aftermath, and/or its intersection with Chinese and East Asian culture and history. Projects might address:
Population displacement, refugees, and immigration
Forced and slave labor
Atrocities, mass killing, and mass graves
The transnational, imperial, and diplomatic history of the Holocaust and World War II
Law, justice, and the jurisprudence of atrocity 
Restitution, reparations, and compensation
Trauma, transgenerational memory, and postmemory 
Commemoration and memorialization
Testimony, literature, and expressive culture
Ethical, philosophical, and religious responses 
Applications are welcome from Chinese scholars affiliated with universities, research institutions, and memorial sites in China, in all relevant academic disciplines, including history, literature, philosophy, religion, Jewish studies, political science, psychology, sociology, anthropology, cultural studies, law, and genocide studies. Strong preference will be given to junior scholars from the level of Ph.D. candidate through lecturer/assistant professor. Participants will be required to submit drafts of their works-in-progress in advance of the workshop. 
The workshop will be chaired by David Engel, Professor of Hebrew and Judaic studies, Professor of History, and Chair of the Skirball Department of Hebrew and Judaic Studies, New York University. Dr. Engel holds the Maurice R. and Corinne P. Greenberg Chair of Holocaust Studies at NYU, established in 1999 in partnership with USHMM, through the generosity of Maurice R. and Corrine P. Greenberg and the Starr Foundation.  Among his many publications are The Holocaust: The Third Reich and the Jews, Between Liberation and Flight: Holocaust Survivors in Poland and the Struggle for Leadership, 1944-1946Facing a Holocaust: The Polish Government-in-Exile and the Jews, 1943-1945, and In the Shadow of Auschwitz: The Polish Government-in-Exile and the Jews, 1939-1942.
The workshop will also familiarize participants with the resources from the Museum relevant to their individual research projects as well as East Asian history. The Museum’s holdings include select records from the Shanghai Municipal Archives, the archives of the Far Eastern Jewish Central Information Bureau (DALJEWCIB) Harbin-Shanghai, the Shanghai Jewish Community Collection, the United Nations War Crimes Commission records, and the Koreshige Inuzuka papers, the International Tracing Service Digital Archive, as well as oral history interviews and various personal collections relating to immigration to Shanghai. 
Applications must be submitted in English and include: (1) a current CV; (2) a statement (maximum 750 words) addressing the candidate’s specific interest, background in the program’s area of study (including previous coursework, projects, language study, etc.) as well as how workshop will benefit the candidate’s research and/or future publications; (3) an abstract (maximum 750 words) outlining the specific project that the applicant is working on, plans to research, and is prepared to present; (4) a supporting letter from an academic advisor, department chair, or dean that addresses the candidate’s qualifications and research as well as his/her potential as a scholar in the field. Participants are required to attend the full duration of the workshop.
The Museum will provide participants with: (1) the direct transportation required to attend the workshop; (2) lodging for the duration of the workshop; and (3) a stipend to defray the cost of incidental expenses, which will be distributed within 4-6 weeks of the workshop’s conclusion.
All application materials must be received by March 30, 2018.  Applications should be sent to:
Sicong Zhu (Iris) at Shanghai New York University, 1555 Century Avenue, Room 1425, Pudong New Area, Shanghai 200122, China, email:
Please address questions concerning this workshop to Krista Hegburg, Ph.D., Program Officer, International Academic Programs, Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies, at
The Call for Applications is available in English at and in Chinese at
Steering Committee
Zvi Ben-Dor Benite, New York University
Suzanne Brown-Fleming, U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum
David Engel, New York University
Krista Hegburg, U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum
Yukiko Koga, Hunter College
Meredith Oyen, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Joanna Waley-Cohen, New York University Shanghai
2018 年 10 月 15 日至 19 日(星期一至星期五)
美国大屠杀纪念博物馆的杰克、约瑟夫、莫顿·曼德尔大屠杀高等研究中心(The Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies)和上海纽约大学诚邀各位报名参加名为大屠杀研究在中国的研讨会。研讨会将在上海纽约大学举行。
●    人口迁移、难民及移民
●    劳役和奴役
●    暴行、大规模屠杀和万人坑
●    大屠杀和二战中的跨国、帝国和外交史
●    有关暴行的法律、正义和法理依据
●    归还、赔款和补偿
●    创伤、隔代记忆和后记忆
●    纪念和悼念
●    证词、文学作品和表现文化
●    伦理、哲学和宗教反应
研讨会将由纽约大学的希伯来和犹太研究教授、历史教授兼史克博尔(Skirball)希伯来和犹太研究系主任 David Engel 主持。Engel 博士是纽约大学的 Maurice R. 和 Corinne P. Greenberg 大屠杀研究主席,该项目得到 Maurice R. 及 Corrine P. Greenberg 和 Starr 基金会的慷慨相助,于 1999 年与美国大屠杀纪念博物馆联合设立。Engel 博士的主要著作包括《大屠杀:第三帝国与犹太人》、《解放与逃亡:波兰大屠杀幸存者与领导权的争夺,1944 - 1946》、《面对大屠杀:波兰流亡政府与犹太人,1943 -1945》以及《奥斯威辛的阴影之下:波兰流亡政府与犹太人,1939 - 1942》。
参会者还将在会上了解到与其个人研究项目及东亚历史相关的博物馆资源。博物馆馆藏包括:上海市档案馆的精选记录、哈尔滨 - 上海远东犹太中央情报局 (DALJEWCIB) 档案文件、上海犹太人社区的收藏、联合国战争罪行委员会记录、犬塚惟重 (Koreshige Inuzuka) 的文件、国际寻人服务社数字档案以及与犹太人流亡上海有关的口述历史访谈和个人收藏。
申请必须以英文提交,内容必须包括:(1) 最新的个人简历;(2) 申请者关注要点、在该研究领域的背景(包括之前的课程作业、项目、语言学习等)以及参加研讨会对申请者研究和/或未来发表作品的作用的陈述(不超过 750 字);(3) 摘要(不超过 750 字)概述申请人正在从事的具体项目、研究计划及准备展示的项目; (4) 指导教授、院系主任或院长的支持信,说明申请者的资质和研究方向以及他/她在该领域作为学者的潜力。参会者需要全程参加研讨会。
博物馆将向参会者提供:(1) 直达研讨会会场的接送服务;(2) 研讨会期间的住宿;(3) 用于支付杂费的津贴(将在研讨会结束后 4 - 6 周内发放)。
所有申请材料的送达截止日期为2018 年 3 月 30 日。申请请寄送至:
上海市浦东新区世纪大道1555号上海纽约大学1425室 200122
Zvi Ben-Dor Benite,纽约大学
Suzanne Brown-Fleming,美国大屠杀纪念博物馆
David Engel,纽约大学
Krista Hegburg,美国大屠杀纪念博物馆
Yukiko Koga,亨特学院
Meredith Oyen,马里兰大学巴尔的摩分校
Joanna Waley-Cohen,上海纽约大学
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Krista Hegburg, Ph.D. Program Officer  

Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum


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