Fortunoff/VWI Research Fellowship

The Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies and the Vienna Wiesenthal Institute for Holocaust Studies (VWI) are delighted to announce the establishment of a postdoctoral fellowship position. Scholars who have completed their PhD studies and have produced works of scholarship are eligible for receiving the Fortunoff/VWI research fellowship.

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The Fellow will be able to conduct research on a topic of their choice in the field of Holocaust studies at the VWI using the digital collection of the Fortunoff Archive in Vienna. Beyond the research work itself, the stay at the institute is intended to encourage communication and scientific exchange among the fellows at VWI. At the end of their stay, the fellow is required to submit a research paper for the institute’s e-journal S:I.M.O.N. – Shoah: Intervention. Methods. Documentation, as well as contribute to the Fortunoff Archive's Critical Edition Series.
Application Information
The call for the 2020 Fellowship cycle is open. Please see the Vienna Wiesenthal Institute's website for details.
Current Fellow

Nikolaus Hagen

Fortunoff/VWI Fellow 2019-2020

Nikolaus Hagen is a historian and lecturer in the Department of Contemporary History at the University of Innsbruck and at the University College for Teacher Education Vorarlberg. He is also a 2019 EHRI Fellow at the Arolsen Archives. He was previously a research fellow and assistant curator at the Jewish Museum Munich. Nikolaus’ research project is titled “The Nazi Persecution of ‘Mixed Marriages’: A Comparative Study on Gendered Experiences of Persecution.”