The Center for Research on the Holocaust in Poland at Yad Vashem’s International Institute for Holocaust Research, the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and the Polish Center for Holocaust Research at the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology at the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw invite applications for a research workshop entitled New Findings on Poland and Its Neighbors: Interdisciplinary Approaches to the Study of the Holocaust. The workshop will take place Monday-Friday, July 29 – August 2, 2019, at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C.
The workshop will bring together scholars to present new, original, and unpublished research that takes a comparative approach to the Holocaust – and its antecedents and aftermath – in Poland. Projects may compare Poland and neighboring countries and/or may examine the Holocaust in Poland through social-scientific paradigms founded on comparative analysis, whether in domestic or transnational focus. Projects that explore the interdisciplinary nature of the Polish school of Holocaust studies and its impact on the field more generally are also welcome. Participants will present their current research projects with special focus on methodological problems or challenges. Daily sessions will be comprised of research, presentations, and discussion of the participants’ work. The workshop will be conducted in English.
Applications are welcome from scholars affiliated with universities, research institutions, or memorial sites and in any relevant academic discipline, including anthropology, archeology, art history, genocide studies, geography, history, Jewish studies, law, literature, philosophy, political science, psychology, sociology, religion, Romani studies, and others. Applications will be accepted from scholars at all levels of their careers, from Ph.D. candidates to senior faculty.
The co-organizers will reimburse the costs of round-trip economy-class air tickets to/from Washington, D.C., and related incidental expenses, up to a maximum reimbursable amount calculated by home institution location, which will be distributed within 6-8 weeks of the workshop’s conclusion. The co-organizers will also provide hotel accommodation for 6 nights, with arrival scheduled for Sunday, July 28 and departure on Saturday, August 3. Participants are required to attend the full duration of the workshop.
The deadline for receipt of applications is Friday, March 15, 2019. Applications must include an abstract of no more than 300 words outlining the specific project that the applicant is working on, plans to research, and is prepared to present; and a short bio. All application materials must be submitted in English online at www.ushmm.org/poland-neighbors-workshop/apply.
Questions should be directed to Krista Hegburg, Ph.D., Senior Program Officer, International Academic Programs Division, Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Call for Applications is available online at www.ushmm.org/poland-neighbors-workshop.
This program is made possible by a generous gift from the Tramiel Charitable Trust Fund for the Study of the Holocaust in Poland to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies, and is supported by the Aaron Gutwirth Fund and the Danek Gertner Yad Vashem Scholarship.
Krista Hegburg, Ph.D., Senior Program Officer, International Academic Programs Division, Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, email@example.com