EHRI: a human network and a digital infrastructure

The European Holocaust Research Infrastructure (EHRI) aims to support the Holocaust research community by providing (online) access to dispersed sources relating to the Holocaust and by encouraging collaborative research. EHRI helps researchers to overcome one of the major challenges facing Holocaust research:  the fact that the research materials are dispersed across Europe.

Beyond this unique attempt to bring information about collections together, EHRI activities range from stimulating new research methodologies, to  conducting an analysis of research needs, e-Science standards and technologies, and research support. EHRI’s fellowship programme enables researchers to work on-site in a number of leading institutions. EHRI organises summer-courses on Holocaust research and promotes a European-wide approach.

EHRI results

Since its launch in 2010, many individual EHRI projects have been completed or are underway. Amongst these are the first contours of an online portal and research environment; fellowships for transnational access to research infrastructures; a thesaurus translated into 10 languages; online course material for teachers of Holocaust Studies and for self-learning; national reports on Holocaust history and the status of archives in 42 countries; a handbook on privacy issues; a research guide on the Terézin ghetto; several workshops, expert meetings and summer schools; a host of publications and public presentations; a newsletter for Holocaust experts; and a community hub.

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The purpose of the job is the initiation, planning, design, execution, monitoring, controlling and closure of internal or external CESSDA projects, reporting directly to CESSDA's Senior Project Manager and responsible to the Chief Operations Officer.