The European Summer Institute on the Holocaust and Jewish Civilisation

The Holocaust Educational Foundation of Northwestern University, USA, and the Holocaust Research Centre at Royal Holloway, University of London, with the support of the Pears Foundation, are pleased to invite applications for Fellowships to participate in the third European Summer Institute on the Holocaust and Jewish Civilisation. The Institute will take place from Monday 4 - Wednesday 13 July 2016 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 students enrolled full- or part-time in postgraduate programmes, full- or part-time academic staff, and educators at recognised institutions such as museums and archives.

19 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).  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.  Faculty staff will include Professor Dan Stone, Professor Robert Eaglestone, Professor Barry Langford and Professor Sue Vice.

In addition, the Institute offers a rich programme of guest lectures on special themes and field trips to museums, archives, and cultural sites in London.

Applications should include a 250-word 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 should be provided. Applications should be submitted, using email, by Friday 11 March 2016 to Imogen Dalziel, Programme Manager: Postal address if necessary: Department of History, Royal Holloway, University of London, Egham, Surrey, TW20 0EX. 

Fellowships will be awarded and all applicants notified by Monday 28 March, 2016. 

4 July 2016 - 13 July 2016