Edges, Textures, Stages: James Young and the Field of Memory Studies

Event Details

February 5, 2019
10:00 am-6:30 pm

Institute for Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies

Room: event hall

758 North Pleasant Street, Amherst, MA

Handicap access available
Free admission
Contact:
Dina Noto
413-835-0221

All are invited to attend a special symposium in honor of James E. Young, Distinguished University Professor Emeritus of English and Judaic Studies and founder of the Institute for Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Edges, Textures, Stages: James Young and the Field of Memory Studies

Schedule:

10am-10:30am Opening remarks

10:30am-12pm Panel 1

Deborah Dwórk (Clark University)

Samuel Kassow (Trinity College)

Alice Greenwald (National September 11 Memorial and Museum)

12pm-1:30pm Lunch

1:30pm-3pm Panel 2

Horst Hoheisel (artist, Kassel)

3pm-3:30pm Break

3:30pm-5pm Panel 3

Laura Levitt (Temple University)

Lawrence Douglas (Amherst College)

5pm-5:30pm Closing remarks

5:30pm-6:30pm Reception

The symposium is co-sponsored with the generous support of the Department of Judaic and Near Eastern Studies; the College of Humanities and Fine Arts; the Department of History; the University of Massachusetts Press; and the Program in German and Scandinavian Studies.

Organizers: Hannah Pollin-Galay (Department of Literature, Tel Aviv University) and Jonathan Skolnik (Program in German and Scandinavian Studies, UMass Amherst)

Directions:

From the main UMass Amherst campus, head north on North Pleasant Street. The Institute for Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies is on the left, just past the traffic circle.