23rd Annual Summer Institute on the Holocaust and Jewish Civilization

The Holocaust Educational Foundation of Northwestern University (HEF of NU) reminds applicants to the 23rd Annual Summer Institute on the Holocaust and Jewish Civilization that applications are due February 15, 2018. This year’s Institute will take place from June 25 – July 6, 2018 at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois HEF of NU’s renowned Summer Institute is an intensive two-week course of study designed to broaden and deepen the background knowledge of current and prospective Holocaust educators. Over the past two decades the Summer Institute at Northwestern has graduated more than 500 scholars who have gone on to teach about the Holocaust at universities around the world. The program is open to faculty and graduate students who are planning to teach Holocaust-related courses at institutions of higher education.  We welcome applications from those who are new to the field and experienced scholars looking to broaden their interdisciplinary perspective. Every year, HEF of NU accepts approximately 25 Fellows. Fellowships cover the costs of room, board, and tuition. Fellowships do not cover travel or assigned books.

The Institute is taught by leading scholars in the field. Topics include: the religious history of European Jewry; the history of the Holocaust; the Holocaust in art, film and literature; gender during and after the Holocaust; Jewish responses to persecution; recent methodological and historiographical approaches to the Holocaust; and Holocaust pedagogy.  Faculty for the 2017 Summer Institute are: Professors Roger Brooks, Christopher Browning, Sarah Cushman, Benjamin Frommer, Daniel Greene, Sabine Hake, Dagmar Herzog, Paul Jaskot, George Mastroianni, Juergen Matthaus, Erin McGlothlin, and Barry Trachtenberg.

By February 15, 2018, applicants should submit electronically: (1) a letter explaining their interest and experience in Holocaust studies and their plans for teaching a Holocaust course, (2) a curriculum vitae, and, (3) in the case of graduate students and recent PhDs, a letter of recommendation.  Applications should be submitted using the online form; letters of recommendation should be emailed with the subject line “Summer Institute 2018 Recommendation for Name of Student″ to: hef@northwestern.edu

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