Remote Access to the Arolsen Archives from Amsterdam

Call for Applications

As part of a broader strategy to enable and improve access to the entire digital collections, the Arolsen Archives and the NIOD Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies are co-organising an international three-day research seminar for scholars from the Netherlands and neighbouring countries. The event will take place at the NIOD in Amsterdam from 29 January through 31 January 2020. At its core, the seminar will enable participants to carry out their own research in the digital collections of the Arolsen Archives through a recently established “remote access” solution. Competent staff on site will provide guidance in exploring the depths of the digital archive. For this, participants will have to bring along their personal (portable) computers. Please note that remote access will only be possible on devices running Microsoft Windows. Participants will be able to save selected documents of interest free of charge.

Interested candidates from The Netherlands and neighbouring countries are encouraged to send their application via e-mail to requests-rs@arolsen-archives.org. Applications should consist of a short letter of motivation, a brief biographical note, and an overview of the project for which you intend to explore the digital collections of the Arolsen Archives (1-2 pages in total). The deadline for applications is 16 December 2019. Participants will be chosen and notified by 20 December 2019.