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European Summer Institute on the Holocaust and Jewish Civilization (London)

European Summer Institute on the Holocaust and Jewish Civilisation (London)

Update 2021- Virtual 'Taster' European Summer Institute 2021

The Holocaust Research Institute at Royal Holloway, University of London, with the support of the Holocaust Educational Foundation of Northwestern University, USA, and Pears Foundation, is hosting an unique virtual ‘taster’ edition of the biennial European Summer Institute on the Holocaust and Jewish Civilisation. This version marks an interlude from the full residential Summer Institute, which will take place in summer 2022 (conditions permitting).
This event will take place on MS Teams from Tuesday 15 - Thursday 17 June 2021. A series of 90-minute sessions will be spread across the three days, with no more than three sessions per day. These will be taught by staff from the Holocaust Research Institute, beginning at 12:00 and finishing by 17:00 BST. The programme will consist of seminars and discussions focusing on new trends in historiography and scholarship in several fields, such as representations of the Holocaust in literature, film and digital humanities.
This event is open to PhD students who are currently enrolled in full- or part-time programmes, and full- or part-time early-career academic staff.  Applications were invited from a wide variety of disciplines and all intellectual fields related to Holocaust Studies.

2021 Fellows

Tamar Aizenberg
Brandeis University

Christopher Anderson
Texas State University

Jennifer Chiappone
Editorial Assistant for Holocaust and Genocide Studies; Programme Assistant for the Academic Publications programme of the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum; George Washington University

Wendy Close
Wisconsin Lutheran College

María Eugenia Druetta
University of Buenos Aires

Katie Fisher
University of Texas at Dallas

Ximena Goecke
Pontifical Catholic University of Chile

Małgorzata Golik
The Jesuit University Ignatianum in Kraków

Amy Grubb
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Karianne Hansen
University of Leicester

Jonny Hudson
Gratz College

William Jones
University of Oxford

Aleksandra Kumala
Jagiellonian University

Sandra Lipner
Royal Holloway, University of London

Paweł Michna
Jagiellonian University

Anindita Mukherjee
Ashoka University

Sherry Shaw
University of North Florida

Sarah Snyder
The University of Texas at Dallas

Ryan Cheuk Him Sun
University of British Columbia

Archie Wolfman
Queen Mary, University of London

2021 Faculty

Elise Bath, Wiener Holocaust Library
Paris Chronakis, Royal Holloway
Pedro Correa Martín-Arroyo, Royal Holloway
Robert Eaglestone, Royal Holloway
Becky Jinks, Royal Holloway
Barry Langford, Royal Holloway
Dan Stone, Royal Holloway
William Spurlin, Brunel University

About the Institute

The London Summer Institute, organized by Royal Holloway, University of London with the support of the Pears Foundation and HEFNU, is held biennially since 2012. This programme is an intensive 10-day residential course designed to broaden and deepen the background of postgraduates in Holocaust studies, early career academics, and educators in relevant fields. It is open to full- or part-time PhD students (particularly those in their final year of study), full- or part-time academic staff, and educators at recognised institutions such as museums and archives.

Nineteen Fellows are selected, each of whom receives free room, board, and tuition during the programme (Fellowships do not, however, cover travel expenses to and from the applicant’s home or institutional address to the UK and/or Egham). We seek Fellows from a wide variety of disciplines and all intellectual fields related to Holocaust Studies.

The Institute curriculum consists of courses, lectures, and seminars taught by leading scholars on themes such as Holocaust history and historiography; the Holocaust in literature and film; and the Holocaust and modern thought. In addition, the Institute offers a rich programme of guest lectures on special topics and field trips to museums, archives, and cultural sites in London.

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