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.
Jerusalem, We Are Here is an interactive documentary that digitally brings Palestinians back into the Jerusalem neighborhoods from which they were expelled in 1948. Director Dorit Naaman will guide a virtual tour of Palestinian Jerusalem, weaving together pre-1948 memories and documents, with contemporary space politics.
Ripples in a Pond: The Effects of the Holocaust Over Generations
Dr. Tammy Bottner and Deborah Levison are daughters and granddaughters of Holocaust survivors. In their joint presentation, the authors discuss not only their families’ incredible stories of survival, but also the way the Holocaust has affected their own lives.
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.” DEADLINE EXTENDED TO April 17, 2019.
The November 6 event “Hate Before and After Pittsburgh: Anti-Semitism, Racism and White Nationalism,” a collaboration between the Department of Judaic and Near Eastern Studies and IHGMS, was featured in the Massachusetts Daily Collegian.
The Institute for Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies is now accepting applications for the 2019-2020 Five College working group, “Citizenship and Other States of Belonging.” [Download application here]