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POSTPONED – Summer Institute in Europe 2020

POSTPONED – Due to COVID-19, the European Summer Institute in London has been postponed until the summer of 2021.

European Summer Institute on the Holocaust and Jewish Civilisation 2020

The Holocaust Educational Foundation of Northwestern University, USA, and the Holocaust Research Institute at Royal Holloway, University of London, with the support of Pears Foundation, are pleased to invite applications for Fellowships to participate in the fifth European Summer Institute on the Holocaust and Jewish Civilisation.

The Institute will take place from Monday 29 June – Wednesday 8 July 2020 at the Royal Holloway campus, Egham, Surrey, in England.

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 will be selected, each of whom will receive 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. Faculty staff will include Professor Robert Eaglestone, Dr Becky Jinks, Professor Barry Langford, Dr Paris Papamichos Chronakis and Professor Dan Stone.

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.

Applications should include a statement of 500 words, explaining the prospective Fellow’s interest and experience in Holocaust studies and intentions for teaching the Holocaust; a curriculum vitae (maximum five pages); plus, a letter of recommendation from a doctoral supervisor or line manager.

Applications should be submitted, using email, by Friday 20 March 2020 to Imogen Dalziel, Programme Manager: Postal address if necessary: The Holocaust Research Institute, Department of History, Royal Holloway, University of London, Egham, Surrey, TW20 0EX, UK.

Fellowships will be awarded and all applicants notified by Friday 3 April 2020.