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Calls for Papers, Conferences, and Journals

International Conference on Women and the Holocaust
 

The Mauthausen Memorial and WHISC – Women in the Holocaust – International Study Center at Moreshet Mordechai Anielevich Memorial Holocaust Study and Research Center, Givat Haviva, Israel are pleased to announce a Call for Papers for the Second International Conference on Women in the Holocaust.

The Second International Conference on Women in the Holocaust will take place on 13–15 September 2024 in Mauthausen, Austria, at the Visitor Center of the Mauthausen Memorial. The working language of the conference will be in English.

Scholars who want to participate in the Women in the Holocaust conference should submit a proposal. Each proposal should include a title, an abstract of at least 250, but no more than 300 words (in English), and a short CV/Bio for the Author (no more than 250 words long).

Proposals for full panels (Moderator, plus three [3] or four [4] panelists should include the title of the panel, the title of each panelist’s paper, plus the title of each person’s paper, an abstract of at least 250, but no more than 300 words (in English) for each paper, and a short CV/Bio for each author (no more than 250 words long for each CV/Bio).

Conference Streams:

  • Female Prisoners in Camps and other NS-Institutions (“work education camps”, Gestapo Prisons etc.)
  • Female Perpetrators
  • Female Resistance
  • Female Remembrance
  • Female Liberators
  • Medicine and medical Corps in the Camps focusing on Women
  • Other Related Topics about Women in the Holocaust

Submission Deadline: May 31st 2024

More Conference and Submission Information HERE


Funding Opportunities

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem: International Research Training Group: “Belongings: Jewish Material Culture in Twentieth-Century Europe and Beyond” Doctoral Fellowship Program. DEADLINE APRIL 2nd 2024

“The Hebrew University of Jerusalem invites applicants for a unique doctoral program in Jewish Studies. “Belongings: Jewish Material Culture in Twentieth-Century Europe and Beyond,” an international cooperation between The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HUJI), Leipzig University (LU), and the Leibniz Institute for Jewish History and Culture – Simon Dubnow (DI) in Germany, will open its doors in Leipzig on 1 September 2024.”

The duration of the program is for four years. Each doctoral fellowship will include a monthly stipend of 6500 NIS, basic research and travel funds, and working space.

“While understanding the Holocaust as the center of gravity for the topic, the IRTG will delve into the material worlds of the late nineteenth century and reach forward into the present, seeking new tools to offer nuanced insights into the diverse European Jewish worlds and their entanglements with their non-Jewish surroundings. The shift of the centers of Jewish life in the twentieth century from Europe to the Americas and Palestine/Israel will likewise be taken into account.”

The IRTG welcomes project proposals relating to one or more of its five interdisciplinary research clusters.
• “Practice” concentrates on the everyday use of objects. Different forms of production, consumption, and practices that range from the domestic to the public are analyzed from the perspective of Alltagsgeschichte, folklore studies, cultural and gender history (responsible PIs: Prof. Maren Möhring, UL; Dr. Dani Schrire, HUJI)
• “Ownership” reflects upon the contested meanings of loss, recovery, or restitution of Jewish property and material heritage after its destruction and translocation during the Holocaust. Projects will focus on the shifting claims connected to objects and their role in (re)shaping Jewish life after 1945 (responsible PIs: Dr. Elisabeth Gallas, DI; Prof. Dirk van Laak, UL; Prof. Yfaat Weiss, UL/DI/HUJI)
• “Text” focuses on the material lives, fragmentations, translations, dispersions and collections of texts in European Jewish cultures while also exploring the notion of materiality within Jewish literary and philosophical production (responsible PIs: Prof. Dieter Burdorf, UL; Dr. Aya Elyada, HUJI; Dr. Enrico Lucca, DI; Prof. Benjamin Pollock, HUJI)
• The connection between materiality, memory, and affectivity stands at the center of the Cluster “Memory”, which addresses the role played by Jewish material culture in the process of shaping the memory and post-memory of the Holocaust in different historical and national contexts and narratives responsible PIs: Prof. Anna Artwińska, UL; Prof. Manuela Consonni, HUJI)
• “Stage” explores the way objects and art works are staged, exhibited, and curated in different ensembles and environments. The spectrum of how the stories of Jewish objects are narrated, how they are identified, classified, and performed while being detached from original contexts, forms the core interest (responsible PIs: Dr. Diego Rotman, HUJI; Prof. Tanja Zimmermann, UL)

Requirements
• Completion of Master’s Degree program with Thesis (minimum 85 grade average, 90 thesis)
• Initial project idea/proposal fitting the IRTG research program
• Willingness to participate and contribute actively to an interdisciplinary and international research program
• Very good written and oral English language skills

Application process
1. Complete the online application form
2. The following documents should be uploaded via the Documents Upload page Please send your
application in English.
• a letter of motivation.
• a CV.
• a project proposal indicating two clusters that seem most suitable/desired (max. 3 pages).
• English copies of university degrees.
3. Two letters of recommendation, from tenured researchers- should be uploaded according
to these guidelines
4. To complete the submission process go to the Submission Status page and follow the guidelines

For further information on the graduate program and the recruitment process please
contact: Rosenzweig@mail.huji.ac.il. The deadline for submission is April 2nd 2024.

 

We are pleased to offer MVHR graduate students funding support for travel to present their research at academic conferences, which includes an exciting new partnership with the UMN Libraries:

CHGS / HRP travel awards funded by the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies and the Human Rights Program

Library Archives travel awards: the Kautz Family YMCA Archives HGMV Graduate Award and the IHRC Archives HGMV Graduate Award

Funding for both types of awards will be provided to graduate students in the form of reimbursement for travel costs and registration fees for conferences, symposia, workshops, and meetings where they will present their work.

Topics must be relevant to the Holocaust, genocide, mass violence, and other systemic human rights violations. Applications accepted on a rolling basis; first consideration will be given to those students who have presented or are scheduled to present their work in the HGMV workshop.

Library awards require prior consultation with an archivist and incorporation of archive research in the paper.  Archivists are always available for consult via ihrca@umn.edu and ymcaarch@umn.edu

Funding Opportunities from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities Immigration History Research Center:

The Immigration History Research Center (IHRC) and our partners at the Immigration History Research Center Archives (IHRCA) invite applications for the Michael G. Karni Scholarship and the Grant-in-Aid Award.

The Michael G. Karni Scholarship supports visiting scholars utilizing the IHRCA, with a preference for projects using the Finnish American collections or the Baltic American collections. This scholarship supports up to $2,000 to help defray travel- and research-related expenses.

The award is a memorial to Michael Karni, a pioneering historian and publisher of Finnish American ethnicity, who was chiefly responsible for the initial development of the Finnish American collection at the IHRCA. The fund has been made possible through gifts from friends and members of the Karni family along with other supporters of Finnish American scholarly activity.

Grant-in-Aid Awards support a visit to the University of Minnesota Libraries in order to conduct research in the IHRCA collections. This $2,000 award is open to researchers from all disciplines and levels of training and is intended to support a research visit of 5 days. Awards are available through co-sponsorship by the IHRCA ethnic and general funds, and the Immigration History Research Center.

Both awards will give priority to applicants who identify as people of color or as a member of groups historically excluded or underrepresented in academia and archives.

Deadline for Submissions: Deadlines are rolling; page will be updated with new deadlines.

Find Additional Information Here: Michael G. Karni Scholarship | Immigration History Research Center | College of Liberal Arts (umn.edu)

Contact ihrc@umn.edu with questions


The USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research is accepting applications for research fellowships from any discipline for research related to the USC Shoah Foundation Visual History Archive. Fellowships during the academic year will be awarded to outstanding advanced-standing Ph.D. candidates from any discipline for dissertation research with innovative approaches focusing on testimony from the USC Shoah Foundation Visual History Archive and other USC resources. There are three available fellowships:

Greenberg Research Fellowship

Katz Research Fellowship in Genocide Studies

Breslauer, Rutman, and Anderson Research Fellowship


The African Studies Initiative (ASI), through a Title VI grant in African Studies from the U.S. Department of Education, is able to provide travel support up to $1,500 to the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, faculty, and instructional staff. The Travel Grants are intended for projects that enhance the University’s undergraduate and graduate curriculum in African Studies and for projects that support the building of sustainable educational partnerships with institutions abroad on African Studies.

The ASI accepts applications on a rolling basis but does require that all applications be received at least 2 months before the departure date.