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Reference : UMR8083-FRADAU1-002
Workplace : PARIS 06
Date of publication : Friday, September 11, 2020
Type of Contract : FTC Scientist
Contract Period : 27 months
Expected date of employment : 5 October 2020
Proportion of work : Full time
Remuneration : between 2800 and 3000 euros
Desired level of education : PhD
Experience required : Indifferent
The mission will consist of 3 types of investment:
1) collection of documents (interviews, textual documents and photo);
2) coordination of the work of archivists and researchers and negotiations with different archival institutions for the acquisition of documents;
3) participation in the management of digital software for the classification, scheduling and linking of documents.
- identify (audio)visual documents (completed films, rushes, photographs, textual documents, interviews with survivors, etc.) kept in archives in the Baltic States, Ukraine, Belarus, Russia. These documents relate to crimes committed by the Nazis and the Wermacht in the occupied territories (USSR&Poland).
- Together with the two coordinators of the French part of the project (Irina Tcherneva & Valérie Pozner), the post-doctoral student will select the material, classify it, integrate it into several software programs developed by the project, assign characteristics to them, and proceed with its digitization using specially designed equipment.
- Search in the archives of the cited countries for textual documents that will inform the filming and photographying. Photograph/scan them with equipment specially designed for the project, format the copies in several formats, and integrate them on the project's digital platform;
- The post-doctoral work involves a considerable number of missions abroad and, if necessary, coordination of local researchers and archivists in some Eastern European countries.
- Participate in the elaboration of criteria for different software (data classification; tagging; linking different classes of documents); participate in meetings with other project members around new software for text and image annotation, organization of digital data.
-Contact memorials, archives, libraries, private archive holders, museums to negotiate the acquisition of material and to proceed with the digitization under the supervision of the Vienna Film Museum and the Technical University of Vienna.
-fluency in English and Russian (necessary for daily work)
-Ability to learn the use of new software (high quality photography; editing; data classification; editing data in multiple formats);
-excellent knowledge of post-Soviet archives;
-mastery of USSR and Eastern European history.
-Knowledge of the social and institutional history of the USSR, especially during the Second World War;
-Ability to conduct negotiations with various archival bodies at the international level.
The project "Visual History of the Holocaust: Rethinking Curation in the Digital Age" is led by a consortium of 13 research and archive preservation institutes from Austria, Germany, Israel and France, museums, memorial sites and developers, as well as U.S. partners, will develop models and applications.
"Visual History of the Holocaust: Rethinking Curation in the Digital Age" is coordinated by the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for History and Society (Vienna), in close cooperation with the Austrian Film Museum (Vienna). It will explore the potentials and limitations of digital technologies in the fields of preservation, analysis and dissemination of historical evidence of the Holocaust, in particular audiovisual documents. Within this consortium, the French part, led by the Centre d'Études des Mondes Russe, Caucasien et Centre-Européen (CERCEC / EHESS-CNRS) is in charge of the most little-known - and the richest - part of this corpus: images filmed by operators attached to the Red Army (Soviet and Polish), as well as photographs or films made by citizens of Eastern European countries during the Nazi occupation and at its completion. The VHH program will thus build on the work carried out in 2013-2017 by the ANR CINESOV team, 1939-1949, as well as on the Young Researchers program underway on the trials of war criminals in the East (1943-1991).
The work involves sustained coordination with two members of the French team (Irina Tcherneva and Valérie Pozner), daily autonomy and initiative in actions, coordination several times a month with colleagues from the project (Vienna, Giessen, Jerusalem, Frankfurt). The post-doctoral contractual will carry out his work within the CERCEC lab and during missions in the Baltic countries, Ukraine, Belarus and Russia.
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