The Annual Summer Institute on the Holocaust and Jewish Civilization - Northwestern University

June 19 - July 2, 2011

Source: Summer Institute


The Holocaust Educational Foundation and Northwestern University are pleased to invite applications for Fellowships to participate in the fifteenth annual Summer Institute on the Holocaust and Jewish Civilization from June 19 to July 2, 2011 in Evanston, Illinois. This program is an intensive two-week course of study designed to broaden and deepen the background of current and prospective Holocaust educators. It is open to faculty at the college or university level and to graduate students who are planning on teaching Holocaust-related courses.


The Institute is ideal for those with a knowledge of one disciplinary approach to the Holocaust but who are looking to broaden their interdisciplinary perspective. Approximately 25 Fellows are selected annually, each of whom receives free room, board, and tuition during the program.


The Institute curriculum consists of courses, lectures, and seminars taught by leading scholars on the following themes: the religious practice and history of the European Jews, problems in Holocaust interpretation (including comparative genocide), the Holocaust in literature and film, the Holocaust and modern ethics, gender and the Holocaust, and the pedagogy of the Holocaust. In addition, the Institute offers a rich program of guest lectures on occasional themes and cultural and recreational outings and events in Chicago.


Applications should be submitted by February 26, 2011. Fellowships will be awarded and all applicants notified by March 22, 2011.

Updated: Jan. 04, 2011