The University of Massachusetts Amherst


In the Fall of 2020, the Research Institutes of Contemporary Jewry at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the Institute for Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies at UMass Amherst launched 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. This series continues in the 2022-2023 academic year as "Aftermaths".



The Legacy of Jules Chametzky

Old Chapel, UMass Amherst
9:00 am to 5:00 pm


The Legacy of Ruth Klüger – Thirty Years after 'Weiter Leben'

758 North Pleasant Street, Amherst, MA, 01002
8:00 am to 6:00 pm

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Five College Working Group


In the academic year 2022-2023, the IHGMS brings together an interdisciplinary group of scholars from the Five Colleges to explore the topic of  “Emergency! Ecological Breakdown, Environmental Commons, and the Climate Refugee”.

Visit our Programs page to learn more about IHGMS Five College Working Groups past and present.