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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.

     

  • International Holocaust Remembrance Day Event

    Join us on Wednesday, January 27th, 2021, 5:00-6:30PM, for an International Holocaust Remembrance Day Event --

    A conversation with David Slucki on his book Sing This at My Funeral: A Memoir of Fathers and Sons (Wayne State University Press, 2019). 
     

    With: David Slucki, Loti Smorgon Associate Professor in Contemporary Jewish Life and Culture at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia, and Alon Confino, Pen Tishkach Chair of Holocaust Studies, Professor of History and Jewish Studies at UMass Amherst, and the Director of the IHGMS at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

    International Holocaust Remembrance Day Event

    Join us on Wednesday, January 27th, 2021, 5:00-6:30PM, for an International Holocaust Remembrance Day Event --

    A conversation with David Slucki on his book Sing This at My Funeral: A Memoir of Fathers and Sons (Wayne State University Press, 2019). 
     

    With: David Slucki, Loti Smorgon Associate Professor in Contemporary Jewish Life and Culture at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia, and Alon Confino, Pen Tishkach Chair of Holocaust Studies, Professor of History and Jewish Studies at UMass Amherst, and the Director of the IHGMS at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

  • "Encounters", a collaborative project by UMass Amherst and the Hebrew University

    The Avraham Harman Research Institute of Contemporary Jewry at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the Institute for Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies at UMass Amherst are launching a new, transnational program called “Encounters”: a series of meetings on new books in the research fields of the Holocaust, genocide, and mass violence. “Encounters” offers a unique opportunity for broad audience, scholars and laypeople, interested in these topics across national borders, to be acquainted with the field’s most recent works.

    "Encounters", a collaborative project by UMass Amherst and the Hebrew University

    The Avraham Harman Research Institute of Contemporary Jewry at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the Institute for Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies at UMass Amherst are launching a new, transnational program called “Encounters”: a series of meetings on new books in the research fields of the Holocaust, genocide, and mass violence. “Encounters” offers a unique opportunity for broad audience, scholars and laypeople, interested in these topics across national borders, to be acquainted with the field’s most recent works.

  • 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. The 2020-2021 Five College Working Group explores the topic of “Race and Representations”. Project organizers are Stephen Clingman, Distinguished Professor in the Department of English, and Whitney Battle-Baptiste, Professor in the Department of Anthropology, both at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

    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. The 2020-2021 Five College Working Group explores the topic of “Race and Representations”. Project organizers are Stephen Clingman, Distinguished Professor in the Department of English, and Whitney Battle-Baptiste, Professor in the Department of Anthropology, both at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

  • Virtual 2020 Summer Lecture Series held at the IHGMS

    The IHGMS hosted Virtual Events via ZOOM in the summer of 2020. All events were open to the public are available to view on YouTube.

     

    Find our Virtual Lecture Series on our website by clicking here on the header above, or by subscribing to our YouTube channel at:

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqm5HzjF1RWFE-ODMGB5oTg/

    Virtual 2020 Summer Lecture Series held at the IHGMS

    The IHGMS hosted Virtual Events via ZOOM in the summer of 2020. All events were open to the public are available to view on YouTube.

     

    Find our Virtual Lecture Series on our website by clicking here on the header above, or by subscribing to our YouTube channel at:

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqm5HzjF1RWFE-ODMGB5oTg/

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The Research Institutes of Contemporary Jewry at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the Institute for Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies at UMass Amherst launch a new, transnational program called “Encounters”: a series of meetings on new books in the research fields of the Holocaust, genocide, and mass violence. “Encounters” offers a unique opportunity for a broad audience, scholars and laypeople, interested in these topics across national borders, to be acquainted with the most recent works on these topics.
 

Events

Jan
27

International Holocaust Remembrance Day Event

IHGMS (via ZOOM)
5:00 pm to 6:30 pm

Feb
09

"Gulag Literature and the Literature of Nazi Camps" by Leona Toker

Online via ZOOM Webinar
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm

Feb
11

"The Joshua Generation", by Rachel Havrelock

Online via ZOOM Webinar
5:00 pm to 6:30 pm

Feb
25

"Advancing Holocaust Studies", by Carol Rittner & John Roth

Online via ZOOM Webinar
4:30 pm to 6:00 pm

More Events »

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Five College Working Group

In the academic year 2020-2021, IHGMS brings together an interdisciplinary group of scholars from the Five Colleges to explore the topic of "Race and Representations"

Visit our "Programs" page to learn more.