Victims of the Holocaust and Nazi Crimes:
New Resources for Polish and East European Scholars
September 4–8, 2017
Application deadline: April 30, 2017
The Institute of National Remembrance (IPN), the International Tracing Service (ITS), the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies (USHMM) are pleased to welcome applications for a research workshop entitled "Victims of the Holocaust and Nazi Crimes: New Resources for Polish and East European Scholars." This research workshop is a continuation of the September 2016 inaugural Warsaw-based Seminar on the International Tracing Service Digital Archive for Polish Scholars. The workshop will provide Polish and east European scholars with research opportunities in the holdings of the ITS Digital Archive and other IPN holdings related to World War II, as well as resources accessible at POLIN, including genealogical databases at its Resource Center. In morning sessions, workshop leaders from the staff of the IPN, ITS, POLIN, USC Shoah Foundation, and USHMM will guide participants through World War II-related holdings. Each afternoon, workshop participants will have time to conduct research in small groups on a particular research topic. These include but are not limited to: the experiences of Polish Jews and non-Jews, Polish forced labor on German soil, medical experiments on Polish inmates in German concentration camps, repatriates and emigrants from Poland, and many other topics. On the final day of the research workshop, each working group will present its research results and potential future directions for continued research.
Applications are welcome from Polish and east European scholars affiliated with universities and institutions in the region from any relevant academic disciplines, including anthropology, archeology, art history, geography, film studies, history, Jewish studies, law, literature, material culture, philosophy, political science, psychology, religion, comparative genocide studies, and others. All Polish and east European applicants who are Ph.D. students, post-doctoral researchers, or senior researchers will all be considered. Applicants must be affiliated with an academic or research institution. Faculty between appointments will also be considered. No more than two representatives from a single academic institution will be selected.
How to Apply
Applications may be submitted in English or Polish and should include:
- A letter of recommendation from the applicant’s department chair, dean, or dissertation advisor (in the case of Ph.D. candidates) addressing the applicant’s scholarship;
- A letter of interest by the applicant; and
- A current curriculum vitae addressing the applicant’s qualifications, including previous coursework, projects, teaching, and publications.
Please submit all application materials via mail, or email attachment to:
POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews POLIN Resource Center
6 Anielewicza St.
Recommenders must submit signed letters on their institution’s letterhead under separate cover. Applications and supporting materials must be received by April 30, 2017. Selected participants will be notified by early June.
The organizers will cover the cost of lodging and meals for the seminar’s duration. Participants’ home institutions are expected to cover the cost of travel and ground transportation, to be booked by the participants themselves. Participants are required to attend the full duration of the workshop. The workshop is scheduled to end on September 8th at 4:00 pm.
The workshop will be conducted in English and Polish.
This workshop was made possible with the support of the Global Education Outreach Program, the Taube Foundation for Jewish Life & Culture, the William K. Bowes, Jr. Foundation, the Association of the Jewish Historical Institute of Poland, and the Tramiel Charitable Trust.