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From Data to Knowledge: How the European Holocaust Research Infrastracture links and opens Holocaust collections to all

Workshop at the Wiener Library, London

Fri 11 Apr 2014

Time: 9.30am - 1.00pm

We would like to invite you to a workshop about the European Holocaust Research Infrastructure (EHRI) at The Wiener Library on 11 April. EHRI is funded by the European Union and was launched in November 2010. The project is dedicated to opening up collections related to Holocaust history within a web-based environment. EHRI helps researchers to overcome one of the major challenges facing Holocaust research: the fact that the research materials are dispersed across Europe. Supporting a network of Holocaust researchers is just as important to EHRI as creating a digital infrastructure. Therefore EHRI also organises summer schools, an online course in Holocaust studies, fellowships, expert meetings, conferences and workshops.

In March 2015, EHRI will introduce its main achievement: an online portal that gives access to dispersed sources relating to the Holocaust. Before the launch of the online portal, the EHRI workshop at the Wiener Library will presents the first results of the project to historians and researchers. The workshop will give you a first insight and preview of the outcome of the project and how it will support Holocaust research.

Speakers:

Ben Barkow (Wiener Library), Introduction
Dr Laszlo Csosz (Holocaust Memorial Center, Hungary), Overcoming the Gap: Eastern Perpectives on EHRI.
Dr. Veerle vanden Daelen (CEGES-SOMA, Belgium), Bringing in the data - EHRI's identification and investigation work.
Miriam Haardt (Wiener Library), The EHRI-Thesaurus -  an access tool for dispersed sources?
Dr Reto Speck (Kings College London), "The EHRI Portal: Integrated access to dispersed sources and collaborative tools"

The workshop will be followed by a sandwich lunch.

Admission: Free but booking is essential as space is limited.

Location: The Wiener Library, 29 Russell Square, London - click for map

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