Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies

Calls for Applications

2017 Jack and Anita Hess Seminar for Faculty
Gender and Sexuality in the Holocaust
Applications due November 1, 2016

2017–18 Fellowship Opportunities
Accepting applications through November 15, 2016


Calls for Applications

2017 Jack and Anita Hess Seminar for Faculty
Gender and Sexuality in the Holocaust
January 9–13, 2017
Applications due November 1, 2016

The Mandel Center announces the 2017 Jack and Anita Hess Seminar for college and university faculty from all academic disciplines who are teaching or preparing to teach Holocaust or Holocaust-related courses. Next year’s seminar will focus on gender and sexuality in order to strengthen and expand participants’ knowledge of how social understandings of gender norms and human sexuality affected the lives of victims, bystanders, and perpetrators during the Holocaust. While the seminar will focus on the specific case of the Holocaust, the themes, approaches, and methods it will cover are more broadly applicable for educators who engage the perspectives of victims and survivors in other geographic regions or periods of time, as well as those working in LGBTQ studies, women’s history, gender studies, etc.

The seminar will be co-led by Dagmar Herzog, Distinguished Professor of History and the Daniel Rose Faculty Scholar at the Graduate Center at the City University of New York, and Annette Timm, Associate Professor of History at the University of Calgary. Professors Herzog and Timm will share insight from their own work, lead participants in discussions, and help participants prepare syllabi for their upcoming classes. Museum staff and visiting scholars working on related subjects will also lead sessions in their areas of expertise. Participants will be introduced to the numerous resources available at the Museum that can easily be used in their classrooms.

For the full call for applications and guidelines, please visit ushmm.org/hessseminar.

This seminar is endowed by Edward and David Hess in memory of their parents, Jack and Anita Hess, who believed passionately in the power of education to overcome racial and religious prejudice.


2017–18 Fellowship Opportunities
Accepting applications through November 15, 2016

The Mandel Center awards in-residence fellowships to support significant research and writing about the Holocaust. We welcome proposals from scholars in all academic disciplines, including but not limited to: anthropology, archaeology, art history, geography, film studies, German studies, history, Jewish studies, law, literature, material culture, philosophy, political science, psychology, religion, comparative genocide studies, and others. Fellowships are awarded to candidates working on their dissertations (ABD), postdoctoral researchers, and senior scholars. Awards are granted on a competitive basis. Fellowships may start as early as September 2017, and must be completed no later than December 2018.

For fellowship competition guidelines and to apply, please visit ushmm.org/fellowship-competition.

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