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17. November 2019 08:00 - 12. January 2020 23:59
FellowshipsCall for Fellowships 2020/21
Fellowships 2020/2021 at the Vienna Wiesenthal Institute for Holocaust Studies (VWI) The Vienna Wiesenthal Institute for Holocaust Studies (VWI) invites applications for its fellowships for the academic year 2020/2021. The VWI is an academic institution dedicated to the re...Weiterlesen...
17. November 2019 08:00 - 13. December 2019 23:59
CfP - Simon Wiesenthal ConferenceCall for Papers, Simon Wiesenthal Conference 2020: Ethnicising Europe. Hate and Violence in Post-Versailles Europe
Keynote Address: Tara Zahra (The University of Chicago) The collapse of the Central, Eastern and South Eastern European empires and the ensuing peace treaties following the First World War produced more than just new borders and new nation states. It also marked a new world order bas...Weiterlesen...
21. November 2019 18:30
Simon Wiesenthal LectureNanci Adler: The Future of the Stalinist Past
What are the prospects for reconciliation when the state denies, ignores, or co-opts a history of repression? Thirty years after the end of a dictatorship that claimed millions of victims, aside from symbolic reparations, the post-Soviet government(s) have implemented little of the in...Weiterlesen...
27. November 2019 15:30
VWI invites/goes to...Nikolaus Hagen: Gender and the Nazi Persecution of ‘Mixed Marriages’. The Cases of the Perlhefter and Loewit Siblings
VWI invites the Institute for Contemporary History at the University of Vienna   In 1939, roughly 20.000 marriages in the German Reich were considered ‘mixed marriages’ as a consequence of the Nuremberg Laws, due to one of the spouses declared ‘Jewish’. Although those deemed J...Weiterlesen...
03. December 2019 19:00
rÆson_anzenDas Erinnerungsbuch Brest of my Memory. Generationen im Gespräch
Das Buch Brest of my Memory versammelt die Zeichnungen Vladimir Gubenkos, die in den letzten Jahrzehnten als einzigartige Dokumente für Leben, Architektur und historische Ereignisse im jüdischen Brest in unzähligen Ausstellungen und Publikationen präsentiert wurden. Mithilfe seines un...Weiterlesen...

Fortunoff Research Fellowship 2020/21 at the Vienna Wiesenthal Institute for Holocaust Studies (VWI)

 

The Vienna Wiesenthal Institute for Holocaust Studies (VWI) and the Fortunoff Archive at Yale University invite applications for its research fellowship for the period of October 2020 to May 2021.

 

The VWI is an academic institution dedicated to the study and documentation of antisemitism, racism, nationalism, and the Holocaust. Conceived and established during Simon Wiesenthal’s lifetime, the VWI receives funding from the Austrian Ministry of Education, Science, and Research as well as the City of Vienna. Research at the institute focuses on the Holocaust in its European context, including its antecedents and its aftermath.

 

The Fortunoff Video Archive is a collection within the Manuscripts and Archives Department of Sterling Memorial Library at Yale University. The Archive, which began as a grassroots effort in New Haven to record on video the testimonies of survivors, witnesses, and bystanders in 1979, currently holds more than 4,400 testimonies comprising over 10,000 hours of moving image materials. These testimonies were produced with the cooperation of 37 affiliate projects working in over a dozen countries and just as many languages. The archive is still recording testimony today at Yale University. The Fortunoff Archive is a unique collection that has served as an important resource for scholarship in a wide range of disciplines for more than three decades.

 

Scholars who have completed their PhD studies and have produced works of scholarship are eligible for receiving a research fellowship. The Fortunoff Research Fellow will be able to conduct research on a topic of their choice in the field of Holocaust studies at the VWI using the digital collection of the Fortunoff Archive in Vienna. Beyond the research work itself, the stay at the institute is intended to encourage communication and scientific exchange among the fellows at the institute. The Fortunoff Research Fellow is expected to support the institute’s academic work and provide research adjective and support to junior fellows. The Fortunoff Research Fellow must be regularly present at the VWI.

 

Research projects are to focus on a topic relevant to the research interests on oral history of the Holocaust with special focus on the collections of the Fortunoff Archive. Within this parameter, applicants are free to choose their own topic, approach and methodology. The Fortunoff Research Fellow will also have access to the archives of the VWI. It is expected that the fellow will make use of relevant resources from the collection in their research projects. Research results will be the subject of formal fellow’s discussion and will be presented to the wider public at regular intervals. At the end of their stay, the fellow is required to submit a research paper which will be peer-reviewed and published in the institute’s e-journal S:I.M.O.N. – Shoah: Intervention. Methods. Documentation. He/She will also pick a testimony used for his/her research paper from the Fortunoff-collection, annotate the transcript to explain terms, places and provide context with the goal of making the testimony understandable to a broader readership. This annotated critical edition will include a short introductory essay. These critical editions will be made available on the Fortunoff collection’s website as interactive documents, as well as in S:I.M.O.N.

 

The Fortunoff Research fellowship is awarded for a duration of eight months. He or she will have a workstation with computer and Internet access and will receive a monthly stipend of € 2,200. In addition, VWI will cover housing costs during the fellowship (up to € 700) as well as the costs of a round-trip to and from Vienna (coach class airfare or 2nd class train fare). There is an additional one-off payment of € 500 available for research conducted outside of Vienna or photocopying costs outside of the institute, where applicable.

 

The Fortunoff Research fellow will be selected by the International Academic Advisory Board of the VWI and of the Fortunoff Archive.

 

Applications may be submitted in English and must include the following documents:

 

  • completed application form,
  • a detailed description of the research project, including the research objectives, an overview of existing research on the topic and methodology (12,000 characters max.)
  • a list of publications and a CV with a photo, if not already included in application form (optional).

 

Please send your application in electronic format (in one integral *.pdf-file) with the subject header “Fortunoff Research Fellowship 2020/21” by 12 January 2020 to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

If you do not get confirmation that we have received your proposal, please contact us.

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