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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.

  • Desert in the Promised Land

    Tuesday, Sept 17 at 5pm
    Desert in the Promised Land: Nature, Settlement, and the Politics of Space in Israel, a panel discussion of the new book Desert in the Promised Land by Yael Zerubavel.

    Desert in the Promised Land

    Tuesday, Sept 17 at 5pm
    Desert in the Promised Land: Nature, Settlement, and the Politics of Space in Israel, a panel discussion of the new book Desert in the Promised Land by Yael Zerubavel.

  • 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.”

    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.”

  • IHGMS looking for intern!

    IHGMS is looking for an undergraduate intern for fall semester (continuing into the academic year if possible). Apply online today!

    IHGMS looking for intern!

    IHGMS is looking for an undergraduate intern for fall semester (continuing into the academic year if possible). Apply online today!

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Newsworthy

Interim Director of the Institute David Mednicoff spoke to the Massachusetts Daily Collegian about treating 9/11 in the classroom when students aren't old enough to have a direct memory of the events.

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Five College Working Group

In the academic year 2019-2020, IHGMS will bring together an interdisciplinary group of scholars from the Five Colleges to explore the topic of “Citizenship and Other States of Belonging.”