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Examining American Responses to the Holocaust: Digital Possibilities

A Virtual Conference - October 12-15, 2021

The Roosevelt Institute and the FDR Presidential Library & Museum partnered to host an international, public-facing conference titled Examining American Responses to the Holocaust: Digital Possibilities. 
As part of the Morgenthau Holocaust Collections Project -- an access initiative named in honor of Henry Morgenthau, Jr. who was FDR’s friend, Treasury Secretary, and founder of the War Refugee Board -- this conference examined the contemporary state of Holocaust scholarship, shared and analyzed archival sources, and considered new approaches to research in the fields of Holocaust studies, archives, digital humanities, and data science. 

The conference brought together an interdisciplinary group of scholars, archivists, students, filmmakers, and the public to engage in critical discourse on the future of primary sources for Holocaust research. Below find details describing all 15 conference sessions, including video recordings of many presentations and discussions.

Hosted by the FDR Library and Museum, located in Hyde Park, New York

Submission deadline: March 26, 2021


This international, interdisciplinary conference of scholars, archivists, librarians, students, and interested members of the public will examine the current state of Holocaust scholarship and the contemporary relevance of the US government’s response to the Holocaust, with a special emphasis on how the field of digital humanities and the increasing need for and access to digital research is changing the way Holocaust research is conducted and disseminated.

Four days, 15 sessions, 54 presenters, and live Q&A following each session. Registration is free but limited to 500 attendees.

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