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22. May 2022 08:00 - 30. June 2022 08:00
FellowshipsUkraine Emergency Call
In light of recent events, the City of Vienna is extending its assistance for Ukrainian researchers through an additional funding scheme of €250,000 in order to provide rapid and uncomplicated assistance to Ukrainian researchers and historians in need of support. The VWI is happ...Weiterlesen...
23. May 2022 09:00 - 24. May 2022 18:30
TagungConnected Histories. Memories and Narratives of the Holocaust in Digital Space
1. EHRI-AT-Konferenz des Instituts für Zeitgeschichte der Leopold-Franzens-Universität Innsbruck und des Wiener Wiesenthal Instituts für Holocaust-Studien (english below) Transnationale Holocaust-Forschung, -Erinnerung und -Vermittlungsarbeit ist die Mission der European Holocaust Re...Weiterlesen...
29. May 2022 13:00
InterventionOrte und Opfer der NS-Militärgerichtsbarkeit in Wien
Stadtrundgang und Podiumsdiskussion Am 21. Oktober 2009 beschloss der Nationalrat mit den Stimmen von Grünen, ÖVP und SPÖ ein Gesetz, mit dem Wehrmachtsdeserteure und andere Opfer der NS­-Militärjustiz pauschal rehabilitiert wurden. Dafür waren gesellschaftliche und politische De...Weiterlesen...
01. June 2022 15:00
VWI invites/goes to...Emily Gioielli: Cataclysm – Water and the Holocaust in Central Europe, 1933–1945
VWI invites Piera Rossetto  “Cataclysm” is a socio-environmental history of the Holocaust in (East) Central Europe. Using water as the connecting thread, this study investigates how hybrid human-ecological processes shaped the practices, experiences, spaces and memories of viole...Weiterlesen...
02. June 2022 18:30
Simon Wiesenthal LectureMarc Schoentgen
: Luxemburg – Stolpersteine und Conflicting Memories
Die Geschichte der jüdischen Gemeinschaft in Luxemburg geht auf die nachnapoleonische Zeit zurück und bewegt sich seit mehr als zwei Jahrhunderten im Spannungsfeld von Anpassung, Integration und Ablehnung. Wie überall in Europa stellen die 1930/40er Jahre auch hier eine Kehrtwende dar...Weiterlesen...
13. June 2022 08:30 - 14. June 2022 12:30
WorkshopRecording Romani Voices, Documenting Romani Lives
Testimonies, oral histories, and ethnographic interviews are central sources for the writing of Romani history, in particular the documentation and memorialization of the Romani genocide, and a resource for pedagogical work to combat ongoing persecution against Roma in Europe. They al...Weiterlesen...

Fortunoff Research Fellowship 2021/22 at the Vienna Wiesenthal Institute for Holocaust Studies (VWI)

 

The Vienna Wiesenthal Institute for Holocaust Studies (VWI) and the Fortunoff Archive at Yale University invite applications for its research fellowship for the period of October 2021 to May 2022.

 

The VWI is an academic institution dedicated to the study and documentation of antisemitism, racism, nationalism, and the Holocaust. Conceived and established during Simon Wiesenthal’s lifetime, the VWI receives funding from the Austrian Ministry of Science, Research and Economy as well as the City of Vienna. Research at the institute focuses on the Holocaust in its European context, including its antecedents and its aftermath.Furthermore we encourage researchers from the field of Digital Humanities working on holocaust-relevant topics to submit their application.

 

The Fortunoff Video Archive is a collection within the Manuscripts and Archives Department of Sterling Memorial Library at Yale University. The Archive, which began as a grassroots effort in New Haven to record on video the testimonies of survivors, witnesses, and bystanders in 1979, currently holds more than 4,400 testimonies comprising over 10,000 hours of moving image materials. These testimonies were produced with the cooperation of 37 affiliate projects working in over a dozen countries and just as many languages. The archive is still recording testimony today at Yale University. The Fortunoff Archive is a unique collection that has served as an important resource for scholarship in a wide range of disciplines for more than three decades.

 

Scholars who have preferably but not necessarily completed their PhD studies and have produced works of scholarship are eligible for receiving a research fellowship. The VWI-Fortunoff Research Fellow will be able to conduct research on a topic of their choice in the field of Holocaust studies at the VWI using the digital collection of the Fortunoff Archive in Vienna. Beyond the research work itself, the stay at the institute is intended to encourage communication and scientific exchange among the fellows at the institute. The VWI-Fortunoff Research Fellow is expected to support the institute’s academic work and provide research adjective and support to junior fellows. The VWI-Fortunoff Research Fellow must be regularly present at the VWI.

 

Research projects are to focus on a topic relevant to the research interests on oral history of the Holocaust with special focus on the collections of the Fortunoff Archive. Within this parameter, applicants are free to choose their own topic, approach and methodology. The Fortunoff Research Fellow will also have access to the archives of the VWI. It is expected that the fellow will make use of relevant resources from the collection in their research projects. Research results will be the subject of formal fellow’s discussion and will be presented to the wider public at regular intervals. At the end of their stay, the fellow is required to submit a research paper which will be peer-reviewed and published in the institute’s e-journal S:I.M.O.N. – Shoah: Intervention. Methods. Documentation. He/She will also pick a testimony used for his/her research paper from the Fortunoff-collection, annotate the transcript to explain terms, places and provide context with the goal of making the testimony understandable to a broader readership. This annotated critical edition will include a short introductory essay. These critical editions will be made available on the Fortunoff collection’s website as interactive documents, as well as in S:I.M.O.N.

 

The VWI-Fortunoff Research fellowship is awarded for a duration of six months. He or she will have a workstation with computer and Internet access and will receive a monthly stipend of € 2,200. In addition, VWI will cover housing costs during the fellowship (up to € 700) as well as the costs of a round-trip to and from Vienna (coach class airfare or 2nd class train fare). There is an additional one-off payment of € 500 available for research conducted outside of Vienna or photocopying costs outside of the institute, where applicable.

 

The VWI-Fortunoff Research fellow will be selected by the International Academic Advisory Board of the VWI and of the Fortunoff Archive.

 

Applications may be submitted in English and must include the following documents:

  • completed application form,
  • a detailed description of the research project, including the research objectives, an overview of existing research on the topic and methodology (12,000 characters max.)
  • a list of publications and a CV with a photo, if not already included in application form (optional).

 

Please send your application in electronic format (in one integral *.pdf-file) with the subject header “VWI-Fortunoff Research Fellowship 2021/22” by 27 January 2021 to:

 

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

If you do not get confirmation that we have received your proposal, please contact us.

Fortunoff Research Fellowship 2022/23 at the Vienna Wiesenthal Institute for Holocaust Studies (VWI)

 

The Vienna Wiesenthal Institute for Holocaust Studies (VWI) and the Fortunoff Archive at Yale University invite applications for its research fellowship for the period of October 2022 to August 2023 (11 months).

 

The VWI is an academic institution dedicated to the study and documentation of antisemitism, racism, nationalism, and the Holocaust. Conceived and established during Simon Wiesenthal’s lifetime, the VWI receives funding from the Austrian Ministry of Science, Research and Economy as well as the City of Vienna. Research at the Institute focuses on the Holocaust in its European context, including its antecedents and its aftermath.

 

The Fortunoff Video Archive is a collection within the Manuscripts and Archives Department of Sterling Memorial Library at Yale University. The Archive, which began as a grassroots effort in New Haven to record on video the testimonies of survivors, witnesses, and bystanders in 1979, currently holds more than 4,400 testimonies comprising over 10,000 hours of moving image materials. These testimonies were produced with the cooperation of 37 affiliate projects working in over a dozen countries and just as many languages. The archive is still recording testimony today at Yale University. The Fortunoff Archive is a unique collection that has served as an important resource for scholarship in a wide range of disciplines for more than three decades.

 

Scholars who have completed their PhD studies and have produced works of scholarship are eligible for receiving a research fellowship. The Fortunoff Research Fellow will be able to conduct research on a topic of their choice in the field of Holocaust studies at the VWI using the digital collection of the Fortunoff Archive in Vienna. Beyond the research work itself, the stay at the Institute is intended to encourage communication and scientific exchange among the fellows at the Institute. The Fortunoff Research Fellow is expected to support the Institute’s academic work and provide research adjective and support to junior fellows. The Fortunoff Research Fellow must be regularly present at the VWI.

 

Research projects are to focus on a topic relevant to the research interests on oral history of the Holocaust with special focus on the collections of the Fortunoff Archive. Within this parameter, applicants are free to choose their own topic, approach and methodology. The Fortunoff Research Fellow will also have access to the archives of the VWI. It is expected that the fellow will make use of relevant resources from the collection in their research projects. Research results will be the subject of formal fellow’s discussion and will be presented to the wider public at regular intervals. At the end of his/her stay, the fellow is required to submit a research paper which will be peer-reviewed and published in the Institute’s e-journal S:I.M.O.N. – Shoah: Intervention. Methods. Documentation. He/She will also pick a testimony used for his/her research paper from the Fortunoff Archive’s collection, annotate the transcript to explain terms, places and provide context with the goal of making the testimony understandable to a broader readership. This annotated critical edition will include a short introductory essay. These critical editions will be made available on the Fortunoff Archive’s collection’s website as interactive documents, as well as in S:I.M.O.N.

 

The Fortunoff Research fellowship is awarded for a duration of six months. He or she will have a working space and Internet access and will receive a monthly stipend of € 2,200. In addition, VWI will cover housing costs during the fellowship (up to € 700) as well as the costs of a round-trip to and from Vienna (coach class airfare or 2nd class train fare). There is an additional one-off payment of € 500 available for research conducted outside of Vienna or photocopying costs outside of the Institute, where applicable.

 

The Fortunoff Research fellow will be selected by the International Academic Advisory Board of the VWI and of the Fortunoff Archive.

 

Applications may be submitted in English and must include the following documents:

 

  • completed application form,
  • a detailed description of the research project, including the research objectives, an overview of existing research on the topic and methodology (12,000 characters max.)
  • a list of publications and a CV with a photo, if not already included in application form (optional).

Please send your application in electronic format (in one integral *.pdf-file) with the subject header “Fortunoff Research Fellowship 2022/23” by 14 January 2022 to:

 

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

If you do not get confirmation that we have received your proposal, please contact us.        

 

Nikolaus Hagen

Fortunoff-VWI Research Fellow (10/2019-08/2020)

 

The Nazi Persecution of ‘Mixed Marriages’. A Comparative Study on Gendered Experiences of Persecution

 

HAGENRoughly 20,000 marriages in the ‘Third Reich’ were considered ‘mixed marriages’ as a consequence of the Nuremberg Laws, due to one of the spouses being declared ‘Jewish’. Although those deemed Jewish within such marriages were generally subject to the same persecution as other Jews, there was a precarious degree of ‘protection’, taking into consideration the non-Jewish spouses and families. However, the legal norms and the practical measures which these couples were subject to were manifold and complicated in nature and thus provided a degree of despotic arbitrariness, bringing about many individually and regionally differentiated experiences and consequences of persecution, including deportation and murder. These manifold experiences of persecution were gender-specific in nature – an aspect that has often been neglected. This project addresses such gendered experiences of persecution through a regional comparative study.

 

Nikolaus Hagen is a historian and lecturer in the Department of Contemporary History at the University of Innsbruck and at the University College for Teacher Education Vorarlberg. In 2019, he is also an EHRI Fellow at the Arolsen Archives. He was previously a research fellow and assistant curator at the Jewish Museum Munich.

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Fortunoff Research Fellowship 2020/21 at the Vienna Wiesenthal Institute for Holocaust Studies (VWI)

 

The Vienna Wiesenthal Institute for Holocaust Studies (VWI) and the Fortunoff Archive at Yale University invite applications for its research fellowship for the period of October 2020 to May 2021.

 

The VWI is an academic institution dedicated to the study and documentation of antisemitism, racism, nationalism, and the Holocaust. Conceived and established during Simon Wiesenthal’s lifetime, the VWI receives funding from the Austrian Ministry of Education, Science, and Research as well as the City of Vienna. Research at the institute focuses on the Holocaust in its European context, including its antecedents and its aftermath.

 

The Fortunoff Video Archive is a collection within the Manuscripts and Archives Department of Sterling Memorial Library at Yale University. The Archive, which began as a grassroots effort in New Haven to record on video the testimonies of survivors, witnesses, and bystanders in 1979, currently holds more than 4,400 testimonies comprising over 10,000 hours of moving image materials. These testimonies were produced with the cooperation of 37 affiliate projects working in over a dozen countries and just as many languages. The archive is still recording testimony today at Yale University. The Fortunoff Archive is a unique collection that has served as an important resource for scholarship in a wide range of disciplines for more than three decades.

 

Scholars who have completed their PhD studies and have produced works of scholarship are eligible for receiving a research fellowship. The Fortunoff Research Fellow will be able to conduct research on a topic of their choice in the field of Holocaust studies at the VWI using the digital collection of the Fortunoff Archive in Vienna. Beyond the research work itself, the stay at the institute is intended to encourage communication and scientific exchange among the fellows at the institute. The Fortunoff Research Fellow is expected to support the institute’s academic work and provide research adjective and support to junior fellows. The Fortunoff Research Fellow must be regularly present at the VWI.

 

Research projects are to focus on a topic relevant to the research interests on oral history of the Holocaust with special focus on the collections of the Fortunoff Archive. Within this parameter, applicants are free to choose their own topic, approach and methodology. The Fortunoff Research Fellow will also have access to the archives of the VWI. It is expected that the fellow will make use of relevant resources from the collection in their research projects. Research results will be the subject of formal fellow’s discussion and will be presented to the wider public at regular intervals. At the end of their stay, the fellow is required to submit a research paper which will be peer-reviewed and published in the institute’s e-journal S:I.M.O.N. – Shoah: Intervention. Methods. Documentation. He/She will also pick a testimony used for his/her research paper from the Fortunoff-collection, annotate the transcript to explain terms, places and provide context with the goal of making the testimony understandable to a broader readership. This annotated critical edition will include a short introductory essay. These critical editions will be made available on the Fortunoff collection’s website as interactive documents, as well as in S:I.M.O.N.

 

The Fortunoff Research fellowship is awarded for a duration of eight months. He or she will have a workstation with computer and Internet access and will receive a monthly stipend of € 2,200. In addition, VWI will cover housing costs during the fellowship (up to € 700) as well as the costs of a round-trip to and from Vienna (coach class airfare or 2nd class train fare). There is an additional one-off payment of € 500 available for research conducted outside of Vienna or photocopying costs outside of the institute, where applicable.

 

The Fortunoff Research fellow will be selected by the International Academic Advisory Board of the VWI and of the Fortunoff Archive.

 

Applications may be submitted in English and must include the following documents:

 

  • completed application form,
  • a detailed description of the research project, including the research objectives, an overview of existing research on the topic and methodology (12,000 characters max.)
  • a list of publications and a CV with a photo, if not already included in application form (optional).

 

Please send your application in electronic format (in one integral *.pdf-file) with the subject header “Fortunoff Research Fellowship 2020/21” by 12 January 2020 to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

If you do not get confirmation that we have received your proposal, please contact us.

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