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Subject: Call for Applicants: Workshop,
_The Holocaust in Poland: Antecedents, Execution, Aftermath_
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 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: [log in to unmask]; Fax: 202-479-9726). Candidates will be notified of the results of the application process by April 1, 2005.