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  • Welcome to the Institute for Holocaust, Genocide and Memory Studies

    The Institute for Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst is a locus for research and teaching on the Holocaust, genocides, and events of mass violence as well as on the memory and representation of these historical occurrences.

    Welcome to the Institute for Holocaust, Genocide and Memory Studies

    The Institute for Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst is a locus for research and teaching on the Holocaust, genocides, and events of mass violence as well as on the memory and representation of these historical occurrences.

  • 2019 Graduate History Association Conference "The Routes of History” Keynote Event on Fri Mar 8

    The Graduate History Association is honoured to announce that Professor James E. Young will be presenting the keynote address for our annual conference. This richly-illustrated presentation will be based on his most recent book, The Stages of Memory: Reflections on Memorial Art, Loss, and the Spaces Between.

    2019 Graduate History Association Conference "The Routes of History” Keynote Event on Fri Mar 8

    The Graduate History Association is honoured to announce that Professor James E. Young will be presenting the keynote address for our annual conference. This richly-illustrated presentation will be based on his most recent book, The Stages of Memory: Reflections on Memorial Art, Loss, and the Spaces Between.

  • March 19 & 20

    IHGMS will host two events in conjunction with the publication of the new book co-edited by Bashir Bashir and Amos Goldberg, The Holocaust and the Nakba: A New Grammar of Trauma and History (Columbia University Press, 2018)

    March 19 & 20

    IHGMS will host two events in conjunction with the publication of the new book co-edited by Bashir Bashir and Amos Goldberg, The Holocaust and the Nakba: A New Grammar of Trauma and History (Columbia University Press, 2018)

  • Five College Working Group

    Each year the Institute for Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies (IHGMS) at UMass Amherst brings together an interdisciplinary group of scholars from the Five Colleges to explore a broad topic. In the academic year 2019-2020 this group of IHGMS Fellows is exploring the topic of “Citizenship and Other States of Belonging.” Applications due April 10, 2019.

    Five College Working Group

    Each year the Institute for Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies (IHGMS) at UMass Amherst brings together an interdisciplinary group of scholars from the Five Colleges to explore a broad topic. In the academic year 2019-2020 this group of IHGMS Fellows is exploring the topic of “Citizenship and Other States of Belonging.” Applications due April 10, 2019.

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Newsworthy

The November 6 event “Hate Before and After Pittsburgh: Anti-Semitism, Racism and White Nationalism,” a collaboration between the Department of Judaic and Near Eastern Studies and IHGMS, was featured in the Massachusetts Daily Collegian.

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Call for applications

The Institute for Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies is now accepting applications for the 2019-2020 Five College working group, “Citizenship and Other States of Belonging.” [Download application here]