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Testifying to the Truth: Archival Discovery Workshop for Postgraduate Students

March 23, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - March 30, 2021 @ 3:30 pm

  • Part I: Introductory Session: Tuesday 23 March 2021, 2-3pm
  • Part II: Flash Presentations & Discussion: Tuesday 30 March 2021, 2-3.30pm
Woman at a desk surrounded by bookshelves in the Library's Reading Room

Librarian in the Reading Room at The Wiener Library in Devonshire Street, c. 1950-1959. Wiener Holocaust Library Collections.

The Wiener Holocaust Library was pleased to hold a two-part archival discovery workshop centred on its new digital resource, Testifying to the Truth, which features more than 1,000 eyewitness accounts of refugees and survivors of the Holocaust, newly digitised and translated into English for the first time. The resource will continue to grow as more accounts are translated and published online. We welcomed applications from teaching or research university faculty at any career stage who were interested in learning more about this collection and incorporating the materials into their teaching or research in a variety of disciplines, including but not limited to Holocaust and genocide studies, history, digital humanities, sociology, oral history, anthropology and linguistics.

The workshop featured an introductory hands-on navigation and framing session co-led by Dr Christine Schmidt, Deputy Director and Head of Research, Leah Sidebotham, Digital Asset Manager, and Dr Madeline White (Royal Holloway, University of London). Participants were then invited to present their findings a week later for discussion.

Watch back now:

The first session of this workshop is available to watch via The Wiener Holocaust Library’s YouTube page.



March 23, 2021 @ 2:00 pm
March 30, 2021 @ 3:30 pm
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