CFP: 2024 International Research Workshop Program

Deadline: June 16, 2023

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies invites proposals from individuals and institutions to co-organize international research workshops in conjunction with the Mandel Center in 2024. Proposals are due Friday, June 16, 2023.

The Mandel Center’s Division of International Research Programs (IRP) promotes the vitality of research in the field of Holocaust studies around the world. Our international research workshops seed research networks and produce new scholarship. We welcome proposals for workshop themes from scholars at universities and research institutions in all relevant disciplines, including (but not limited to) history, political science, literature, Jewish studies, Romani studies, philosophy, religion, anthropology, sociology, genocide studies, and law.

Successful applicants will collaborate with Mandel Center staff scholars to design and co-lead a workshop at the Museum. Applicants may apply as individual co-organizers or on behalf of an institutional co-organizer. Participants for the workshop will be selected through an open Call for Applications drafted by the co-organizers in cooperation with the Mandel Center’s International Research Programs staff.

About the Workshops

The workshops convene groups of 10 scholars, including the co-organizers, for up to two weeks of presentations by participants on their particular research projects; workshop-based research using the Museum’s collections; and in-depth discussions of overarching research issues, priorities, findings, and potential future collaborative endeavors.

How to Apply

Applications to the Research Workshop Program must be submitted online at https://ushmmfellowships.smapply.io/prog/international_research_workshop_program_2024.

The application requires you to upload a description of the proposed workshop not to exceed two single-spaced pages detailing the research project’s focus, significance, scope, methods, objectives, and expected outcomes, as well as proposed dates for the workshop.

Applications also require CVs for no more than two individual co-organizers, and, if applicable, a description of the mission, research agenda, and programmatic activities of the proposed co-organizing institution not to exceed one single-spaced page. Applicants should hold a PhD or have advanced to candidacy in a doctoral degree program.

If selected, the workshop co-organizer(s) will work with Mandel Center staff scholars over the fall and winter of 2023 to design the Call for Applications for workshop participants and workshop agenda. Participant applications in this stage of the process will be due in the fall of 2023 for workshops to be held in 2024.

Museum Resources

The Museum’s David M. Rubinstein National Institute for Holocaust Documentation houses an unparalleled repository of Holocaust evidence that documents the fate of victims, survivors, rescuers, liberators, and others. The Museum’s comprehensive collection contains millions of documents, artifacts, photos, films, books, and testimonies. The Museum’s Database of Holocaust Survivor and Victim Names contains records on people persecuted during World War II under the Nazi regime. In addition, the Museum possesses the holdings of the International Tracing Service (ITS), which contains more than 200 million digitized pages with information on the fates of 17.5 million people who were subject to incarceration, forced labor, and displacement as a result of World War II. Many of these records have not been examined by scholars, offering unprecedented opportunities to advance the field of Holocaust and genocide studies.

Participants will have access to both the Museum’s downtown campus and the David and Fela Shapell Family Collections, Conservation and Research Center.

Learn more about the Museum’s collections and search our collections catalog.

Contact Us

Contact us at researchworkshops@ushmm.org if you have questions about our upcoming or past programs.

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