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1948: A Global History

Each year the Institute for Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies (IHGMS) at UMass Amherst will bring together an interdisciplinary group of scholars from the Five Colleges to explore a broad topic. In the academic year 2018-2019 this group of IHGMS Fellows is exploring the topic of “1948: A Global History.” The project organizers are Alon Confino (director of the Institute and professor of History and of Judaic Studies at UMass) and Daniel Gordon (professor of history at UMass).

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IHGMS Fellows will have opportunities to present their work in progress. They will also select and read together key contemporary documents. And they will interact with outside speakers—the group has a budget to invite guest speakers over the year. An international workshop at the end of spring semester 2019 will conclude the fellowship.

The 2018-19 Five College Working Group includes:

Darcy Buerkle, Smith College
Andrew Dausch, UMass Amherst
Olga Gershenson, UMass Amherst
David Glassberg, UMass Amherst
Adi Gordon, Amherst College
Christine Ho, UMass Amherst
Karen Kurczynski, UMass Amherst
Jeremy King, Mount Holyoke College
Karen Koehler, Hampshire College
David Mednicoff, UMass Amherst
Jonathan Skolnik, UMass Amherst
Greg White, Smith College