within the Framework of the European Holocaust Research Infrastructure (EHRI II), supported by the European Commission
”Elie Wiesel” National Institute for the Study of the Holocaust in Romania - Bucharest
6-8 June 2017
We would like to invite you to an international workshop on Online Access of Holocaust Documents: Ethical and Practical Challenges to be held by the ”Elie Wiesel” National Institute for the Study of the Holocaust in Romania, Bucharest, on 6-8 June 2017.
This expert meeting is organized within the framework of the European Holocaust Research Infrastructure (EHRI) project, supported by the European Commission. EHRI was launched in November 2010, and is dedicated to opening up collections related to Holocaust history within a web-based environment. The overall objective of the EHRI experts' workshops is to generate a creative exchange of knowledge and views between experts in various methodological subfields of Holocaust research and documentation.
Holocaust documentation is of great interest to the wide public: scholars, museum and archive professionals, educators, journalists, survivors and their families and the general public. Open access to this material has an important role in facilitating research and Holocaust education and in fostering a remembrance culture.
In the digital and information age, the free flow of information is considered a key contributor in providing access to knowledge. The emerging field of Digital Humanities provides the tools for making information accessible, by bringing online documents and artifacts held by collection holding institutions. In order to enable online access of Holocaust documents, national and international legal policies, as well as institutional guidelines, need to be considered, and technical challenges need to be surmounted.
Researchers' perspective: criticism of sources
Users’ expectations and reactions: how do institutions decide what to put online and what do users expect?
Starting from the individual presentations and the professionals` shared experience or knowledge, group discussions are encouraged on ethical and practical challenges to open online access to Holocaust archives.
Each proposal included in the workshop program will be allotted between 15 to 20 minutes for presentation followed by discussion (to clarify: this is an experts' workshop rather than a conference and, as such, ample time must be provided for questions/discussion).
The workshop will be conducted in English. Translation from or to other languages will not be available. A moderator will lead all workshop sessions.
Funding for travel and accommodation will be available to participants in accordance with European Commission guidelines and the EHRI project budget.
If you are interested in participating, please send a short 500-word proposal for a presentation and a CV (including all relevant contact information) to: email@example.com / firstname.lastname@example.org
The presentations will be selected by a peer review committee.
After the workshop, the `Elie Wiesel` National Institute for the Study of the Holocaust in Romania offers the interested professionals, the opportunity to publish an extended version of their presentation in the Holocaust. Study and research Journal, internationally indexed in ERIH, EBSCO, CEEOL.
The deadline for submission of proposals is 9 March 2017. Notification will be sent via email by 16 March 2017.
Proposals send to Mrs. Roxana Popa: email@example.com / firstname.lastname@example.org Questions on administrative matters send to: email@example.com
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