Advisory Board / Review Committee 

Karel Berkhoff

Karel Berkhoff is the co-director of the European Holocaust Research Infrastructure (EHRI) and a historian of Eastern Europe (especially Ukraine and the Soviet Union) and the Holocaust (particularly in Kyiv). He is a senior researcher at the NIOD Holocaust at the Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies in Amsterdam, and has published the monographs "Harvest of despair: Life and Death in Ukraine under Nazi Rule" and "Motherland in Danger: Soviet Propaganda during World War II".


Diana Dumitru

Dr. Diana Dumitru is an Associate Professor of History at Ion Creangă State University of Moldova. Her second book, "The State, Antisemitism and Collaboration in the Holocaust: The Borderlands of Romania and the Soviet Union", was published by Cambridge University Press in 2016. Currently, Diana Dumitru is working on two projects: together with Chad Bryant and Kateřina Čapková, she is writing a book titled "The Trial that Shook the World: The Slánský Process and the Dynamics of Czechoslovak Stalinism". Simultaneously, she is working on her own book manuscript "Indispensable Yet Suspect: Soviet Jews under Late Stalinism". Dr. Dumitru is an editorial board member of the scholarly journals Holocaust and Genocide Studies, East European Jewish Affairs, and Journal of Genocide Research. She is a member of the Advisory Board of the European Holocaust Research Infrastructure.


Éva Kovács

Éva Kovács (Prof. Dr., sociologist) is the Deputy Director (Academic Affairs) of the Vienna Wiesenthal Institute for Holocaust Studies (Academic Affairs). Kovács studied sociology and economics at the Corvinus University in Budapest, PhD 1994, Habilitation 2009. She is also a Research Professor in the Institute of Sociology at the Center for Social Sciences in Budapest. Her research fields are the history of the Holocaust in Eastern and Central Europe, research on memory and remembrance, and Jewish identity in Hungary and Slovakia. She has authored five monographs, edited ten volumes, published numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals, co-curated exhibitions in Budapest, Berlin, Bratislava, Krems, Prague, Vienna and Warsaw. She is the founder of the digital audio-visual archive "Voices of the Twentieth Century" in Budapest. Her current research projects include the topography of the Hungarian Jewish forced labour in Vienna (1944/45).


Stefania Manca 

Stefania Manca is Research Director at the Institute of Educational Technology of the National Research Council of Italy. She has been active in the field of educational technology, technology-based learning, distance education and e-learning since 1995. Her research interests are social media and social network sites in formal and informal learning, teacher education, professional development, digital scholarship, and Student Voice-supported participatory practices in schools. She is the research manager of the project "Countering Holocaust Distortion on Social Media. Promoting the positive use of Internet Social Technologies for teaching and learning about the Holocaust", funded by International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) under grant no. 2020-792, and working on a research study entitled "Teaching and learning about the Holocaust with social media: A learning ecologies perspective".


Anna Menyhért

Anna Menyhért is a Professor of Trauma Studies at the Budapest University of Jewish Studies. She was a Research Fellow at The Wiesenthal Institute for Holocaust Studies in Vienna, a visiting professor at the University of Florence, a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Research Fellow at the University of Amsterdam, and an EHRI Fellow at London’s King College. She led the Trauma and Gender in Literature and Culture Research Group at Eötvös Loránd University. She is the co-editor of the book series "Transdisciplinary Trauma Studies" at De Gruyter, the co-chair of the Trauma and Memory Working Group of the Memory Studies Association, and the editorial board member of the journal Digital Holocaust Memory. She is the author of "Women’s Literary Tradition and Twentieth-Century Hungarian Women Writers" (Brill, 2020). She has been developing the new interdisciplinary field of Digital Trauma Studies for the past six years, and currently she is working on a book entitled "Trauma in the Digital Age: The Representation, Transmission and Processing of Trauma on Social Media" (De Gruyter, 2022). She will be a Research Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Kőszeg in 2022.


Eva Pfanzelter

Eva Pfanzelter is an associate Professor and the deputy head of the Institute of Contemporary History as well as the deputy head of the Research Center Digital Humanities at the University of Innsbruck. Her fields of teaching and research include European and Regional Contemporary History, Holocaust Studies, Memory and Politics of Memory, Migration and Digital Humanities. She has published widely about Holocaust history and memory and its digital implications. Her current book about “Holocaust digital. Verhandlungen des Genozids zwischen Public History, Geschichtspolitik und Kommerz“ („Digital Holocaust. Viral Negotiations of the Genocide between Public History, Politics of Memory and Commerce”) will be appear in Vandenhoek & Ruprecht/Böhlaus Zeitgeschichtliche Bibliothek in 2021/2022 in German.


Dirk Rupnow

Dirk Rupnow is a Professor of Contemporary History at the Institute for Contemporary History, University of Innsbruck, Austria. From 2010 to 2018 he was the Head of the Institute for Contemporary History. Since 2018 he is the Dean of the Faculty of Philosophy and History. He is also the Founding Coordinator of the Research Center "Migration & Globalization". Rupnow studied History, German literature, Art history and Philosophy in Berlin and Vienna, received his PhD from the University of Klagenfurt (2002), and wrote his Habilitation at the University of Vienna (2009). In 2009 he received the Fraenkel Prize in Contemporary History, awarded by the Wiener Library, London. He served as a researcher for the Historical Commission of the Republic of Austria (1999-2000) and was a visiting scholar at several institutions: the International Research Center for Cultural Studies IFK, Vienna; the Simon Dubnow Institute for Jewish History and Culture at the University of Leipzig; the Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies at the US Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington D.C.; and the Institute for Human Sciences IWM, Vienna. He was also a Visiting Assistant Professor, Dartmouth College (2007); Distinguished Visiting Austrian Chair Professor, Stanford University (2016-2017). He is a member of the International Advisory Board and Consultant of the House of Austrian History, Vienna; and a member of the International Advisory Board of the Vienna Wiesenthal Institute for Holocaust Studies VWI. Among his publications: (with Gabriele Anderl) "Die 'Zentralstelle für jüdische Auswanderung' als Beraubungsinstitution" (2004); "Vernichten und Erinnern. Spuren nationalsozialistischer Gedächtnispolitik" (2005); "Judenforschung im Dritten Reich. Wissenschaft zwischen Politik, Propaganda und Ideologie" (2011); (editor, with Iris Roebling-Grau) "'Holocaust"-Fiktion'. Kunst jenseits der Authentizität" (2015); (editor, with Amos Morris-Reich) "Ideas of 'Race' in the History of the Humanities" (2017); (editor, with Marcus Gräser) "Österreichische Zeitgeschichte – Zeitgeschichte in Österreich. Eine Standortbestimmung in Zeiten des Umbruchs" (2021).


Marianne Windsperger

Marianne Windsperger, Mag. phil., Research Assistant at the Vienna Wiesenthal Institute for Holocaust-Studies (VWI) and Coordinator of the prepartory phase of the Austrian Research Infrastructure Consortium EHRI-AT. Her main areas of research are: literary representations of the Holocaust, Yiddish literature, memory theories and writings of the post-generations. Latest publications: (with Olaf Terpitz, Ed.)  "Places  and  Media  of Encounter. Transfer, Mediality and Situativity of Jewish Literatures" (2021); "Überlebende in der Literatur & das Ende der Zeitzeug*innenschaft" (in Alpendistel, 2/2021).


Jane Winters

Jane Winters is Professor of Digital Humanities and Director of the Digital Humanities Research Hub at the School of Advanced Study, University of London. Her research interests include digital history, born-digital archives (particularly the archived web), digital cultural heritage, cultural heritage institutions and social media, and open-access publishing. She has published most recently on Non-Print Legal Deposit and web archives, born-digital archives and the problem of search, and the archiving and analysis of national web domains. Her current research projects include the UK-Ireland Digital Humanities Association: a Network for Research Capacity Enhancement; The Congruence Engine: Digital Tools for New Collections-Based Industrial Histories; and CLEOPATRA: Cross-Lingual Event-Centric Open Analytics Research Academy. Jane is Vice-President (Publications) of the Royal Historical Society and a member of the Advisory Board of the European Holocaust Research Infrastructure and the UK UNESCO Memory of the World Committee.

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