Research

GEOP Research Fellowships for Doctoral and Postdoctoral Candidates

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POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews and the Emanuel Ringelblum Jewish Historical Institute offers three month doctoral fellowships and five month postdoctoral fellowships.

The fellows for the year 2020 are:

  • Agata Jankowska, Department of History and International Relations, Faculty of Arts University of Szczecin, title of the project: Forensic Aesthetics in the Holocaust Photography Representing Material Objects
  • Meghann Pytka, Modern East-Central European History with concentrations in Gender Studies and Jewish Studies, Northwestern University, title of the project: Active National Forgetting and Sexual Violence in Eastern Poland/Western Ukraine, 1939-1947
  • Yuri Radchenko, Vasyl’ Karazin Kharkiv National University, title of the project: Andriy Mel’nyk: The OUN Leader’s Life History and the Memory of Him and His Movement

Successful doctoral candidates will receive a grant of $6,000 USD minus taxes and post-doctoral candidates will receive $10,000 USD minus taxes which will be paid in Polish zlotys. The program is financed through the Global Education Outreach Program, thanks to the support of Taube Philanthropies, the William K. Bowes Jr. Foundation and the Association of the Jewish Historical Institute.

The program’s goal is to support research in the field of the history and culture of Jews in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth and the countries at present within its borders. It aims at stimulating the development and expansion of the group of scholars specializing in this subject. Priority will be given to research that requires using collections of source materials kept in Warsaw.

Rules and regulations of the recruitment process and of GEOP Research Fellowships [PDF] >>

Participants of the program will be able to make use of the resources of the POLIN Museum and the Emanuel Ringelblum Jewish Historical Institute: the POLIN core exhibition and the POLIN collection, the Resource Center and the library of POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews, as well as of the archive, library and collection of the Emanuel Ringelblum Jewish Historical Institute in Warsaw. They will also be able to visit all other institutions in Warsaw that hold archival and book collections.

Program participants will be able to:

  • Consult with a mentor from the POLIN Museum, the Jewish Historical Institute or any other academic center in Poland on their project.
  • Participate in the full program of lectures, workshops and conferences organized at the POLIN Museum and in the Jewish Historical Institute.
They will be obliged to:
  • Conduct research primarily in the archives and libraries of Warsaw.

Research fellowships can commence in January 2020, and must be completed no later than 15 December 2020

For more information please contact us at: geopfellowships@polin.pl.

 

Selection Committee:

  • Antony Polonsky (Chair, POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews)
  • Monika Adamczyk-Garbowska (Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin)
  • Michał Galas (Jagiellonian University)
  • François Guesnet (University College London)
  • Samuel Kassow (Trinity College)
  • Erica Lehrer (Concordia University, Montreal)
  • Artur Markowski (Secretary, POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews)
  • Mirjam Rajner (Uniwersytet Bar-Ilan)
  • Moshe Rosman (Uniwersytet Bar-Ilan)
  • Don Seeman (Emory University)
  • Marc Slobin (Wesleyan University)
  • Marcin Wodziński (University of Wrocław)
  • Andrzej Żbikowski (E. Ringelblum Jewish Historical Institute in Warsaw)
  • Genevieve Zubrzycki (University of Michigan)
  • Jolanta Żyndul (E. Ringelblum Jewish Historical Institute in Warsaw)

The GEOP Research Fellowship is offered by POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews in cooperation with the Emanuel Ringelblum Jewish Historical Institute within the framework of the Global Education Outreach Program. This program was made possible thanks to Taube Philanthropies, the William K. Bowes, Jr. Foundation, and the Association of the Jewish Historical Institute of Poland.

 

02.11.2017