Jewish Digital Archives Discovery Workshop

6 June 2024, Senate House, University of London

Deadline for Application: Friday 17 May, 6pm (British Summer Time/BST)

Jewish Digital Archives Discovery Workshop: Spotlighting Holocaust Spatial Histories, Geospatial Repositories, and Critical Evaluation Skills is convened by Dr Simone Gigliotti from the Holocaust Research Institute at Royal Holloway, University of London.

The workshop’s intention is to build confidence in digital project incubation, methods, and criticism and advance the integration of digitised archives and geospatial data into scholarly research and public history projects.

Guest speakers including academics and practitioners from the Holocaust Research Institute, The Wiener Holocaust Library, the Digital Humanities Institute at the University of Sheffield, and the European Holocaust Research Infrastructure (Czechia), will discuss approaches to interpreting, re-using, and evaluating archival material in digital storytelling and data repository platforms. Sessions will be conceptual, exploratory and practical. Students who apply must commit to bringing a laptop to the workshop.

Workshop Details

Date: 6 June 2024 (09.00-17.30).
Venue: Senate House, University of London.
Attendance mode: In-person (there is no provision for online attendance). You must also bring a laptop with you.
Who can apply?: This opportunity is open to current (2023/24) and incoming MA students in 2024/25 with a demonstrated interest in Holocaust and Jewish Studies, and PhD students whose dissertation is in the field of Holocaust and Jewish Studies. Students majoring or focusing on Holocaust and Jewish studies, and who will be enrolling in 3rd year of their undergraduate degree programmes in 2024/25, are also eligible to apply. (NB: Applicants from Royal Holloway, and the University of London Colleges, will be prioritised).

How to apply? Please complete this application form. Places are limited, and priority will be given to students who show a commitment to developing their conceptual and practical skills. They will provide lunch and morning and afternoon tea on the day, as well as a “Directory” of relevant readings, digital platforms, and resources to successful applicants after the event. Limited funding (via reimbursements up to a set amount) may be available to cover return travel expenses to London. Further information will be provided to successful applicants.

Deadline for applications: Friday 17 May, 6pm (British Summer Time/BST).
Notification of outcomes: Monday 27 May (at the latest).
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