Transnational meets Local: Making Holocaust Research Projects and Infrastructures Sustainable


Mo, 19/11/2018 – 16:00 bis Di, 20/11/2018 – 15:00


Vienna Wiesenthal Institute, Vienna, Austria

International Workshop of the Vienna Wiesenthal Institute with Melanie Dejnega and Alexander Prenninger

The two-day workshop invites stakeholders who maintain digital platforms, repositories, and databases, or have developed internet-based curricula, exhibitions, and presentations on specific research projects and/or case-studies in Holocaust Studies.

The workshop “Transnational Meets Local” is being organised within the framework of the European Holocaust Research Infrastructure (EHRI) project, supported by the European Commission. Inaugurated in 2010, EHRI, the first project of its kind, aims to support the Holocaust research community by building a digital infrastructure and providing online access to information about dispersed sources relating to the Holocaust through its online portal (

The workshop focuses on current questions of digital archival collections in Central Europe, the aim of the workshop will be to discuss and develop policies and procedures on organisational and legal levels concerning the transnationalisation of Holocaust research networks and archives. The workshop is directed at a wider public, bringing local approaches and regional aspects of current usages of Holocaust-related sources to the fore. The linkage of these local approaches to other projects from Central Europe will enable the creation of a network of and for these initiatives, transcending the ethnic, linguistic, and/or national borders which until now have represented an obstacle in opening spaces for innovative approaches.