Established in 1999, the Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies' International Summer Research Workshop program provides an environment in which groups of scholars working in closely related areas of study—but with limited previous face-to-face interaction—can gather to discuss a central research question or issue; their research methodologies and findings; the major challenges facing their work; and potential future collaborative scholarly ventures. The Center is now accepting applications for 2014 summer research workshops. Learn more.
Past workshops have addressed topics such as the contemporary Polish impulse to memorialize Jewish spaces, the politics of Holocaust memory in East Central Europe during the Communist era, Sephardic Jewish life during and after the Holocaust, the experiences of the North African Jewry in World War II, contemporary manifestations of antisemitism, the awareness of the Holocaust by intelligence agencies during World War II, and the contested status of testimony in Holocaust historiography. Learn more.
The Center also periodically issues calls for applicants for planned workshops that explore specific critical issues in Holocaust studies, encourage collaborative research, discuss methodologies and research results, and lay the groundwork for future research and publication. These workshops last two weeks and are led by leading scholars in the field. To receive announcements regarding future planned research workshops, please sign up for our mailing list.
Jamaa Baida (left), Mohammed V University, consults with Aomar Boum, University of Arizona, during a session of the 2009 workshop “North Africa and Its Jews in the Second World War.” —US Holocaust Memorial Museum