Geoffrey H. Hartman Fellowship

Inaugurated in 2017, the Geoffrey H. Hartman Fellowship Program brings scholars to the Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies for one year 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
The fellows for 2018-2019 bring a variety of perspectives when using our collection, from historical context of individual survivors and their communities to inquiry into survivor experiences across multiple collections.

Sari J. Siegel

Hartman Fellow
Sari has an MA and PhD in history from the University of Southern California. The Geoffrey H. Hartman Postdoctoral Fellowship brings her back to Yale University, where she earned her BA in history in 2006. In addition to receiving numerous grants and fellowships, she has been a fellow-in-residence at the Center for Holocaust Studies at the Institute for Contemporary History, the Vienna Wiesenthal Institute, and the US Holocaust Memorial Museum's Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies. She has presented her research on Jewish prisoner-physicians at many conferences and workshops in the US and abroad.
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