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Research Workshop Program Call for Applications


The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies invites applications from individuals to participate in the Research Workshop Program. Applications are due on February 1, 2021.

Research Workshops

The Mandel Center will convene two workshops in the 2021–2022 cycle. Learn about previous workshops.

Decentering Holocaust Studies: Comparative Perspectives from the Global South

July 26–August 6, 2021

Workshop Coordinators: Nancy Nicholls Lopeandia, Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, and Yael Siman Druker, Iberoamericana University

View Call for Applications

The Holocaust and Asia: Refugees, Memory, and Material Culture

March 28–April 6, 2022

Workshop Coordinators: Kimberly Cheng, New York University, and Ran Zwigenberg, Pennsylvania State University

View Call for Applications

How to Apply

Applications are welcome from scholars affiliated with universities, research institutions, or memorial sites and in any relevant academic discipline, including African/Africana studies, anthropology, archeology, art history, Asian studies, Eastern European and Eurasian studies, genocide studies, geography, history, Jewish studies, Latin American studies, law, literature, Middle Eastern studies, philosophy, political science, psychology, sociology, religion, Romani studies, and others. Applications will be accepted from scholars at all levels of their careers, from PhD candidates to senior faculty. Scholars working at universities and research institutions in Asia and in the Global South more broadly, as well as scholars from underrepresented backgrounds in the field, are particularly encouraged to apply.

The deadline for receipt of applications is Monday, February 1, 2021. Applications must include an abstract of no more than 300 words outlining the specific project that the applicant is working on, plans to research, and is prepared to present during the program; and a short bio. The application form is available here.

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The Mandel Center will reimburse the costs of round-trip economy-class air tickets to/from the Washington, DC metro area, and related incidental expenses, up to a maximum reimbursable amount calculated by home institution location, which will be distributed within 6–8 weeks of the workshop’s conclusion. The Mandel Center will also provide hotel accommodation for the duration of the workshop. Participants are required to attend the full duration of the workshop.

Museum Resources

The Museum’s 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 resources include approximately 110 million pages of Holocaust-related archival documentation; library resources in over 60 languages; hundreds of thousands of oral history, film, photo, art, artifacts, and memoir collections; and a Holocaust survivor database. 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.

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Krista Hegburg, PhD
Senior Program Officer
International Academic Programs
Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum