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>From: CAHS Newsletter <[log in to unmask]>
>Subject:      Call for Applicants: Workshop,
>               _The Holocaust in Poland: Antecedents, Execution, Aftermath_
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>International Call for Applicants
>Workshop---The Holocaust in Poland: Antecedents, Execution, Aftermath
>July 5-15, 2005
>
>The Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies of the United States
>Holocaust Memorial Museum, the Skirball Department of Hebrew and
>Judaic Studies of New York University, and the Center for Research
>on the History and Culture of Polish Jews of the Hebrew University
>of Jerusalem announce an international scholarly workshop, The
>Holocaust in Poland: Antecedents, Execution, Aftermath, for Ph.D.
>candidates, early postdoctoral researchers, and junior faculty
>members. The first week of this workshop (July 5-8) will take place
>at New York University. The second week (July 11-15) will take place
>at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C.
>
>Applications are welcome from all disciplines and research areas
>related to the study of Polish Jewry and the Holocaust,
>including÷but not limited to÷history; Judaic studies; sociology;
>law; the arts; literature; religion and philosophy; genocide
>studies; and the impact of the Holocaust on contemporary Polish
>society and culture.
>
>The objectives of the workshop are to encourage collaborative
>research; to discuss methodologies and research results; and to lay
>the groundwork for future research and publication. To this end,
>each morning of the workshop will be devoted to research, while each
>afternoon will consist of discussion. Afternoon sessions will
>involve directed topical discussion and 45 minute presentations (in
>English) by all participants.
>
>In New York City, participants will have access to the Center for
>Jewish History (YIVO Institute for Jewish Research; Leo Baeck
>Institute; American Jewish Historical Society; American Sephardi
>Federation; and the Yeshiva University Museum); the Jewish Labor
>Committee Collection (Robert F. Wagner Archives, New York University
>Library); the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee archives;
>and the Library of the Jewish Theological Seminary, among other
>resources. In Washington, D.C., participants will have access to the
>Museumās library; oral history collection; music, film, and photo
>archives; and the more than 25.5 million pages of archival
>documentation.  Applicants should consult the Archival Guide to the
>Collections on the Centerās home page at
><http://www.ushmm.org/research/center>www.ushmm.org/research/center.
>
>The workshop will be led by Professors David Engel, Daniel Blatman,
>and Barbara Engelking-Boni. David Engel is professor of Hebrew and
>Judaic studies and professor of history in the Skirball Department
>of Hebrew and Judaic Studies, New York University. He holds the
>Maurice R. and Corinne P. Greenberg Chair of Holocaust Studies at
>NYU, established in 1999 in cooperation with the United States
>Holocaust Memorial Museum through the generosity of Maurice R. and
>Corrine P. Greenberg. Daniel Blatman is senior lecturer at the
>Avraham Harman Institute of Contemporary Jewry, Hebrew University of
>Jerusalem. Barbara Engelking-Boni is Associate Professor, Institute
>of Philosophy and Sociology, Polish Academy of Sciences, and Chief
>of the Instituteās Polish Center for Holocaust Research.
>
>A maximum of twelve scholars from North America, Europe, and Israel
>will be selected to participate. Applications are limited to
>candidates whose dissertation topic is in this area and postdoctoral
>researchers and junior faculty who received their Ph.D. in May 2002
>or after. Applicants must be enrolled in or faculty or staff of an
>academic or research institution. Applicants in transition between
>appointments must provide a detailed explanation. Good verbal
>ability in English is required.
>
>Applications must be submitted in English and include:
>1) a curriculum vitae
>2) a statement of the applicantās research project
>3) a brief writing sample (10-20 pages) reflecting the applicantās scholarship
>4) a supporting letter from a departmental chair, dean, or director
>of research that addresses the candidateās qualifications and
>purpose for attending the workshop and the institutionās commitment
>to Holocaust-related research.
>
>The organizers will defray the cost of (1) the most economical
>direct travel from the participantsā home institution to New York
>City, to Washington, D.C., and return; (2) lodging for non-local
>participants for the duration of the workshop; and (3) a $500
>stipend to help defray the cost of incidentals and meal expenses.
>All participants must attend both weeks of the workshop. Non-U.S.
>citizens will be responsible for obtaining the necessary visas to
>attend the workshop.
>
>Applications should be submitted electronically and must be received
>by March 1, 2005.  Please submit all materials to: Suzanne
>Brown-Fleming, University Programs Division, Center for Advanced
>Holocaust Studies, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, 100
>Raoul Wallenberg Place, SW, Washington, D.C. 20024ö2150 (Email:
><mailto:[log in to unmask]>[log in to unmask];
>Fax: 202-479-9726). Candidates will be notified of the results of
>the application process by April 1, 2005.

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