The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Past Events

Past Events
Sep 22, 2022

A conversation with Jeffrey Veidlinger on his book "In the Midst of Civilized Europe"

ZOOM Webinar
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm

Thursday, September 22, 2022, 1:00PM (ET) | 20:00 (Jerusalem)

A conversation with Jeffrey Veidlinger on his book
In the Midst of Civilized Europe: The Pogroms of 1918-1921 and the Onset of the Holocaust (New York, 2021)

May 30, 2022 - Jun 1, 2022

Defining Antisemitism between History and Politics - International Workshop

Van Leer Institute Jerusalem
12:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Defining Antisemitism between History and Politics, an International Workshop hosted by the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute, will be held on May 30th – June 1st, 2022. This workshop is co-sponsored by the IHGMS of UMass Amherst, among others.

May 10, 2022
Magda Teter

"Encounters": A conversation with Magda Teter on her book "Blood Libel"

Online via ZOOM Webinar
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

A conversation with Magda Teter on her book Blood Libel: On the Trail of an Antisemitic Myth

Apr 12, 2022
Nadia Abu El-Haj

"We know very well, yet Nevertheless."

ILC S131
4:30 pm

The Power of Facts and the Question of Palestine A talk by Professor Nadia L. Abu El-Haj...
Apr 5, 2022

Bad Fences: Short films by young Israeli and Palestinian filmmakers

ILC S131
4:00 pm

A screening and a conversation with the film producer Yael Perlov moderated by Professor Olga Gershenson

"Encounters": A conversation with Claudrena Harold

Online via ZOOM Webinar
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

April 5, 2022, 1:00PM (EDT) / 20:00 (Israel time)
A conversation with Claudrena Harold on her book When Sunday Comes: Gospel Music in the Soul and Hip-Hop Eras

Apr 4, 2022

"The War in Ukraine: Experiences and Memories"


1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Standing in Solidarity with Ukrainian Scholars - An event in honor of the Journal East European Holocaust Studies of the Babyn Yar Holocaust Memorial Center:
"The War in Ukraine: Experiences and Memories", April 4, 2022 at 15:00, Room 400 at the Research Institute of Contemporary Jewry
(Co-Sponsored by the IHGMS)
Mar 24, 2022

Avner Shavit | The Invisible War: Why Did the Occupation Vanish from the Israeli Screens

Herter Hall 601
4:30 pm

A month ago, Tantura, a new Israeli documentary, made waves at the Sundance Film Festival, exposing war crimes committed by Israeli forces during the 1948 Arab-Israeli War, and the ensuing cover up. One would expect the film to make headlines in Israel, but it didn’t. Moreover, no national public fund wanted to be involved with the production. In fact, almost no contemporary Israeli film deals with the conflict and the occupation; Tantura is the exception that confirms the rule. Israeli cinema used to be political, so what happened? When and why did the filmmakers and the public lose touch with reality? How and why did the local cinema become a world champion in repression?

Mar 24, 2022 - Mar 27, 2022

Online International Workshop by Stockton University, March 24-27, 2022


8:00 am to 8:00 pm

International workshop to mark 70 years since the General Assembly

of the UN adopted the Refugee Convention, March 25-27, 2022 (via Zoom)

Mar 21, 2022

International Workshop - March 25-27, 2022 (via Zoom)


4:33 pm

International workshop to mark 70 years since the General Assembly

of the UN adopted the Refugee Convention, March 25-27, 2022 (via Zoom)

Mar 8, 2022

"Encounters": A Conversation with Raef Zreik

Online via ZOOM Webinar
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

March 8, 2022, 1:00PM (EST) / 20:00 (Israel time)
A Conversation with Raef Zreik on the Arab intellectuals’ letter condemning antisemitism and rejecting the IHRA working definition of antisemitism

Jan 27, 2022

International Holocaust Remembrance Day event: "Laughter After"

Online via ZOOM Webinar
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Join us on Thursday, January 27th, 2022, at 5:00PM (EST) for an International Holocaust Remembrance Day Event: A Conversation with Avinoam Patt and Anna Shternshis on Laughter After: Humor and the Holocaust (edited by David Slucki, Gabriel Finder, and Avinoam Patt).

Dec 14, 2021

"Encounters": A conversation with Esra Özyürek

Online via ZOOM Webinar
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

December 14, 2021, 1:00PM (EST) / 20:00 (Israel time)
"Encounters": A Conversation with Esra Özyürek on Antisemitism, Islamophobia, and Holocaust Memory in Germany

 

Dec 9, 2021

A panel discussion with Shay Hazkani

Online via ZOOM Webinar
12:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Thursday, December 9, 2021, 12:00PM (EST)

A panel discussion on Shay Hazkani’s “Dear Palestine: A Social History of the 1948 War”

Nov 29, 2021

"Empathy and the Historical Understanding of the Human Past”

Online via ZOOM Webinar
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Monday, November 29, 2021, 5:00PM (EST)

A panel discussion on Thomas Kohut’s "Empathy and the Historical Understanding of the Human Past”

Nov 16, 2021

"Encounters": A conversation on "Key Concepts in the Study of Antisemitism"

Online via ZOOM Webinar
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Tuesday, November 16, 2021, 1:00PM (EST), 20:00 (Jerusalem)
A Conversation with Sol Goldberg and Scott Ury on their co-edited volume
(together with Kalman Weiser) Key Concepts in the Study of Antisemitism

Nov 9, 2021

The Kristallnacht Memorial Event: A panel discussion with Angelika Bammer

Online via ZOOM Webinar
12:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Tuesday, November 9, 2021, at 12:00PM (EST)

The Kristallnacht Memorial Event:
A panel discussion on Angelika Bammer’s “Born After: Reckoning with the German past”

Oct 19, 2021

A conversation with A. Dirk Moses

Online via ZOOM Webinar
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Tuesday, October 19, 2021, 1:00PM (EDT)

“Encounters”
The IHGMS and the Avraham Harman Research Institute of Contemporary Jewry at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem present their annual series:
Conversations on Racism, Antisemitism, and Islamophobia

A conversation with A. Dirk Moses on his book “The Problems of Genocide: Permanent Security and the Language of Transgression”

Sep 14, 2021

A panel discussion with Aviva Ben-Ur

Online via ZOOM Webinar
5:00 pm to 6:30 pm

Tuesday, September 14, 2021, 5:00PM (EDT)

A panel discussion on Aviva Ben-Ur’s “Jewish Autonomy in a Slave Society:
Suriname in the Atlantic World, 1651-1825”

Jul 19, 2021 - Jul 22, 2021

Integrating Holocaust Studies: Impediments and Opportunities

Online via ZOOM Webinar
12:00 pm to 12:00 am

  Virtual Workshop, July 19-22, 2021   Overview: This 4-day closed virtual workshop will address the challenge of integrating the study of the Holocaust, both as a multidisciplinary, multi-sited fi...