Call for Applications for the Jewish Heritage Seminar by the University of Amsterdam & the Rothschild Foundation Hanadiv Europe

The University of Amsterdam and the Rothschild Foundation Hanadiv Europe are now accepting applications to attend an intensive


for junior professionals and graduate students

in Amsterdam, Netherlands, 12-20 June 2019

The intensive seminar will combine academic presentations, hands-on workshops, case studies, and site visits with top experts working in museums, archives, libraries, and research universities. The seminar will address the following topics: synagogue architecture, Judaica collections, Jewish books and manuscripts, archival material, cemeteries, documenting the Shoah, and will give an opportunity to learn about conservation, preservation, cataloguing, digitization, audio-visual documents, provenance research, built heritage, digital strategies and many other aspects of Jewish heritage.



Applicants must be professionals in a Jewish heritage institution in Europe, with less than 7 years of experience, or recent or current graduate students in a European university working in the field of Jewish heritage or contemplating a career in this sector. Fluency in English is a must.

Participants are expected to actively attend the whole seminar, from Wednesday, 12th June at 9.00 until Thursday, 20th June at 17.00. There will be no activities on the Sabbath. They will also be asked to submit a personal project due at the end of the summer.

Participants must cover their travel to and from Amsterdam, as well as dinners. Accommodation, lectures, lunches and site visits are supported by the grant.



Each applicant should email the following 4 documents to by Thursday, 18th April 2019.

  • Application questionnaire (click here)
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Letter of intent, stating why s/he wants to attend and how it could benefit their career
  • Recommendation from a director, supervisor or advisor

For any question, please contact Dr. Brigitte Sion at