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Call for Application: EHRI Methodological Seminar | Recent Research, Resources, and Holocaust Memory in Romania

February 20-22, 2024 | Location: Elie Wiesel National Institute for Studying the Holocaust in Romania, Bucharest, Romania
Application Deadline: 8 December 2023

We are pleased to announce the EHRI Seminar on Holocaust Research in Romania, presented as part of the European Holocaust Research Infrastructure (EHRI) project, with support from the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 program. This seminar is jointly organized by the Elie Wiesel National Institute for Studying the Holocaust in Romania and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, both part of the EHRI Consortium.

EHRI is dedicated to enhancing access to collections related to Holocaust history and strengthening the European infrastructure for Holocaust studies. Through the EHRI Portal, it facilitates access to archival collections pertaining to Holocaust history. Participants will be introduced to the Portal, which contains information on 63 countries, over 2,258 archival institutions, and more than 373,700 archival descriptions in 820 institutions, as well as other online services and in-person activities developed by EHRI to foster innovative, interdisciplinary, and transnational Holocaust research.

Seminar Highlights:

Topics Covered: This seminar will provide a comprehensive overview of methods, sources, new research topics, and approaches related to the Holocaust in Romania. Discussions will span micro-historical research to broader high-level analyses and interpretations.

Research Integration: The seminar will showcase the latest advancements in integrating Holocaust research, Holocaust-related archives, and archival research infrastructures. It will also offer a platform for cross-border professional exchange.

Participant Engagement: In addition to keynote speakers and structured presentations, participants will be given the opportunity to provide a brief, informal overview of their current research on the Holocaust in Romania. This forum will provide an avenue for valuable input and suggestions from fellow participants. Those working on the topic will also be offered the opportunity to publish their research in the journal of the Elie Wiesel National Institute for Studying the Holocaust in Romania.

Topics that will be presented and discussed at the seminar will include:
Particularities of the Holocaust in Romania

  • Laws
  • Pogroms
  • Deportation
  • Extermination
  • Role of institutions
  • Responsibilities

Research and Resources on the Holocaust Research in Romania

  • Recent research, publications
  • Access to primary sources

Finding Aids

  • Trends from the perspective of archivists and reference professionals


  • Types of primary sources (documents, testimonies, letters, journals, etc.)
  • Accessing and searching primary sources

The seminar will take place on February 20-22, 2024, at the Elie Wiesel National Institute for Studying the Holocaust in Romania, located in Bucharest. Travel expenses, accommodation, and meals for the duration of the seminar will be supplied by EHRI. Locals who do not require travel or accommodation in Bucharest are also encouraged to apply.

Please submit your complete application by December 8, 2023.

A complete application must contain:

  • A completed application form
  • A curriculum vitae (maximum 2 pages)
  • A description explaining your reasons for attending this seminar and how it will assist you (maximum 2 pages)

Please submit your application to 

Selected participants will be informed by December 20, 2023.

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