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Postgrad opportunity: The Summer Institute on the Holocaust and Jewish Civilization


The Summer Institute on the Holocaust and Jewish Civilization

Royal Holloway, University of London

The Holocaust Educational Foundation, USA, and the Holocaust Research Centre at Royal Holloway, University of London are pleased to invite applications for Fellowships to participate in the first European Summer Institute on the Holocaust and Jewish Civilization from 18-30 June 2012 at the Royal Holloway campus, Egham, Surrey in England.

This programme is an intensive two-week 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 students enrolled full- or part-time in postgraduate programmes, full- or part-time academic staff, and educators at recognized institutions such as museums and archives.

Approximately 20 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 Royal Holloway or the cost of field trips during the course.)  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 the following themes: the history of Jews and Judaism in Europe; Holocaust history and historiography; the Holocaust in literature and film; the Holocaust and modern thought.  In addition, the Institute offers a rich program of guest lectures on special themes and of cultural and recreational trips to sites in London.

Applications should include a statement explaining the prospective Fellow’s interest and experience in Holocaust studies, and intentions for teaching the Holocaust, a curriculum vitae, plus, a letter of recommendation from a line manager; in the case of graduate students, a letter of recommendation from the doctoral supervisor. Applications should be submitted online by February 29 to Rachel Century, Summer Institute Administrator — rachel.century.2009@live.rhul.ac.uk.

Fellowships will be awarded and all applicants notified by March 30, 2012.



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