Open Invitation to the International EHRI Conference: Holocaust Studies and its Social Setting

Date: Wednesday, 3 July 2019
Venue: Pakhuis de Zwijger, Piet Heinkade 179, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Duration: 9.30 – 18.30
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Holocaust Studies is a dynamic multidisciplinary research field that is dedicated to the Holocaust itself but also includes aspects of the post-Holocaust world such as memory, human rights, Jewish life or international relations. At the same time, the research field has a manifest public dimension. To examine these diverse and intertwined dimensions, EHRI and its partner institution NIOD, Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies, organise two conferences in July 2019.

Holocaust Studies today

This conference Holocaust Studies and its Social Setting: Challenges and Trends, on Wednesday 3 July, will focus on the importance of EHRI’s human network and the public dimension of Holocaust Studies. Renowned Holocaust researchers and policymakers, such as Wendy Lower, Dieter Pohl and Katharina von Schnurbein, will speak at the conference, discuss EHRI’s achievements and reflect on the interaction of Holocaust research with society at large. The programme includes keynotes, round table discussions, a video presentation and a music performance. Many former EHRI fellows and workshop participants, as well as all EHRI’s partners, will attend the conference and relate their first-hand experiences. This conference also marks the conclusion of the second phase of the EHRI project.

The second EHRI conference Holocaust Studies in the Digital Age takes place a day before on Tuesday, 2 July 2019, in the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam. It is an expert meeting, dealing with academic topics and will cater to a professional audience.

Participation

The conference is open to anyone who is interested in Holocaust Studies, its latest developments and impact on society. We welcome participation from individuals, researchers from several disciplines, students, journalists, as well as representatives from organisations such as museums, archives and memory institutes, and from local, national or international authorities. You are invited to join us in Amsterdam at our venue Pakhuis de Zwijger on 3 July 2019. Attendance is free, but registration is mandatory.

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