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PhD Research Assistantship with Holocaust Ghettos Project available
The University of Maine invites applications from students who wish to pursue a PhD in History while working as a graduate Research Assistant (RA) with the Holocaust Ghettos Project.

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Holocaust Geographies Collaboratives's founders Alberto Giordano, Anne Knowles, Paul Jaskot and Tim Cole' interview by Claudio Fogu and Todd Presner is published in Probing the Ethics of Holocaust Culture.
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Team at USC

Holocaust Geographies Collaboratives's founders Alberto Giordano, Anne Knowles, Paul Jaskot and Tim Cole with Wolf Grunner, director of the USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research.

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The book Geographies of the Holocaust, published in 2014, presents some of the work of the research group.


About the collaborative

The Holocaust Geographies Collaborative is a multi-institutional, collaborative research group that uses mapping and geography to examine spaces and places of the Holocaust. The group came together in 2007 at a workshop hosted by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum to discuss how geography, mapping and geo-visualization can shed new light on the history of the Holocaust.

So far, the Holocaust Geographies Collaborative has examined several topics: the spatial system of concentration camps; an architectural and visibility study of Auschwitz; victim transports to Italy; forced evacuations from Auschwitz at the end of World War II; and a detailed study of the Budapest ghetto.

In their research, the group creates maps and other visualizations (geographic information science, or GIS) illustrating where events of the Holocaust occurred, where and how people moved from place to place, and other data. For example, the group created an interactive map showing the locations of all the concentration camps in Europe and when they opened and closed over time.

Upcoming Events

  • Online - Institut d'Etudes Avancées
    Shannon Fogg

    Maël Le Noc will discuss interaction between urban space and persecution as part of the IEA roundtable titled "Neighborhoods in Times of Crisis" organized by Shannon Fogg

  • Online - USHMM

    Paul Jaskot, current Ina Levine Invitational Scholar at the USHMM, will be giving the 2021 Ina Levine Annual Lecture. His lecture is titled "Hidden Histories: What Digital Technology Reveals about Jews and Germans in Occupied Kraków"

  • Université du Luxembourg & Online

    Maël Le Noc will present the use of dispossession archives in his research during the study days on dispossession organized by the Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History (C²DH) and the Centre national de littérature.