College of Humanities and Fine Arts
Visiting scholar Kathy Lavezzo (Department of English, University of Iowa) will deliver a talk titled “The Wandering Woman in the Jewish Boy: Gender, Antisemitism, and the English City."  This talk grows out of her research on antisemitism from the age of Bede to the time of Milton.

October 16, 2019
4:30 pm

Arthur F. Kinney Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies, First Floor Lecture Room

Tom Segev, a leading Israeli historian and journalist, presents his new book “A State at Any Cost: The Life of David Ben-Gurion.”

October 17, 2019
5:00 pm

Institute for Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies, event hall

Benny Morris and Dror Ze’evi, co-authors of The Thirty-Year Genocide, (Harvard University Press, 2019) will describe and analyze the destruction of Turkey's large Armenian, Greek and Assyrian (Syriac) minorities by the three successive Turkish regimes led by Sultan Abdulhamid II (1894-1896), the Young Turks (1914-1918) and Ataturk (1919-1924).

October 28, 2019
5:00 pm

Institute for Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies, event hall

Holocaust narratives dominate contemporary Jewish heritage tourism, but an exciting New Jewish History offers a new paradigm in which the Jewish Street, and notably the Bund, is at the center of the making of Modern Jewish identity.

November 7, 2019
5:00 pm

Institute for Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies, event hall

In the academic year 2019-20, the Institute for Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies (IHGMS) at the University of Massachusetts Amherst is hosting an interdisciplinary group of scholars from the Five Colleges to explore the topic of “Citizenship and Other States of Belonging.” 

November 14, 2019
6:30 pm-9:00 pm

Institute for Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies, event hall

Ocean Vuong is the author of the debut novel, On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous (2019) forthcoming in 15 other languages worldwide. 

November 14, 2019
8:00 pm

Old Chapel