Geoffrey H. Hartman Fellowship

Inaugurated in 2017, the Geoffrey H. Hartman Postdoctoral Fellowship brings a scholar to the Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies for two years to work closely with the collection.

Professor Geoffrey Hartman speaking at an event
Professor Geoffrey Hartman
Professor Geoffrey Hartman and Elie Wiesel


The Fortunoff Video Archive would not be here today without the vision and leadership of Professor Geoffrey H. Hartman. An eminent professor of comparative literature at Yale, Professor Hartman produced important works on English poetry, as well as helped to pave the way for the study of deconstruction in literary theory in North America. In addition to these impressive achievements, and many others, he was one of the founders of the Fortunoff Video Archive. To honor Professor Hartman, the Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies has established the Geoffrey H. Hartman Fellowship Program. Image: Professor Hartman and Elie Wiesel at a Video Archive conference.
Application Information
The deadline for the 2019 Fellowship cycle has passed. Please contact the Archive for more information on upcoming fellowships.
Current Fellows

Gil Rubin

Hartman Fellow

Gil Rubin received his PhD from Columbia University in 2017. He was an Israel Institute Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for Jewish Studies, Harvard University 2017-2019 and Co-Chair of the Jews in Modern Europe Study Group at the Center for European Studies, Harvard. His research concerns the history of Jews in East Central Europe, the Holocaust and the history of Zionism and the State of Israel. He is currently writing a book, The Future of the Jews: Planning for the Postwar Order, a history of planning for the reconstruction of Jewish life in Eastern Europe and Palestine after the Second World War.

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