The European Holocaust Research Infrastructure in the Czech Republic

  • Magdalena Sedlická Masaryk Institute and Archives of the Czech Academy of Sciences
Keywords: European Holocaust Research Infrastructure, Archives, Digital Humanities

Abstract

This report is dedicated to the activities and results of the European Holocaust Research Infrastructure project (EHRI), which are related to the history of Jews from the Bohemian lands and the Holocaust. It illustrates both the strategic goals as well as the challenges of EHRI. The report focusses on four major areas: the EHRI project generally and the EHRI Portal, the Terezín Research Guide, the EHRI digital editions of documents, and the EHRI Document Blog. It demonstrates how the EHRI project strongly supports the Holocaust research community and provides researchers with new opportunities to engage with the wider scholarly community. As a transnational project, EHRI connects archival collections across the borders of states, institutions, and languages.

Author Biography

Magdalena Sedlická, Masaryk Institute and Archives of the Czech Academy of Sciences

Magdalena Sedlická is currently a researcher at the Masaryk Institute and Archives of the Czech Academy of Sciences. As of 2011, she is involved in the European Holocaust Research Infrastructure project, EHRI (FP7, H2020). From 2018 to 2020, she worked on the project Integration and Segregation in Cityspace: The History of the Holocaust in Prague through a Web Application (Technology Agency of the Czech Republic). In 2016/2017, she was a team member on the project Inclusion of Jews in Postwar Czechoslovakia and Poland (Czech Science Foundation) at the Institute for Contemporary History at the Czech Academy of Sciences. In 2016/2017, she also headed the Shoah History Department at the Jewish Museum in Prague. She received her Ph.D. in History from the Charles University, Prague. Her doctoral research focussed on the integration of the Jewish population in post-war Czechoslovak society. Her research interests include the history of Jews in Czechoslovakia in the twentieth century with a focus on post-war Jewish issues.

E-mail: sedlicka@mua.cas.cz

Published
2021-09-27
How to Cite
Sedlická, Magdalena. 2021. “The European Holocaust Research Infrastructure in the Czech Republic”. S: I.M.O.N. Shoah: Intervention. Methods. Documentation. 8 (2), 86-101. https://doi.org/10.23777/SN.0221/DAD_MSED01.