The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Past Events

Past Events
Feb 4, 2019

Ecologies of Witnessing: Language, Place and Holocaust Testimony

IHGMS
4:30 pm

A panel discussion and launch event for the new book, Ecologies of Witnessing: Language, Place and Holocaust Testimony by Hannah Pollin-Galay....
Jan 31, 2019
Jeffrey Grossman

The Healing-Killing Paradox

IHGMS
4:30 pm

In his novel, Time’s Arrow, Martin Amis offers a striking case of narrative fiction: the story of a person’s life told in reverse—one in which the life told is that of a former Nazi doctor living under an assumed identity in post-war America.

Dec 5, 2018
Omer Bartov

Anatomy of a Genocide: A Local History of the Holocaust

IHGMS
5:00 pm

For more than four hundred years, the Eastern European border town of Buczacz—today part of Ukraine—was home to diverse ethnic groups. It was here that Poles, Ukrainians, and Jews all lived side by...
Nov 14, 2018
Institute for Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies logo

Inaugural Lecture Pen Tishkach Chair of Holocaust Studies

IHGMS
4:00 pm

Remarks and lecture 4pm to 5pm, with reception to follow....
Nov 6, 2018

Hate Before and After Pittsburgh: Anti-Semitism, Racism, and White Nationalism in Contemporary America

Bernie Dallas Room, Goodell Hall
4:00 pm

We find ourselves at a deeply troubling point in our history where anti-Semitism, racism and all forms of bigotry have infected our mainstream social discourse. Acts of hate motivated by anti...

The Interrogation: Film screening and discussion with director Erez Pery

Film Studies Screening Room, Integrative Learning Center (ILC S404)
10:00 am to 1:00 pm

The Interrogation...
Nov 5, 2018
Line drawing of a Chinese revolutionary

Dreams and Nightmares: The Promises and Perils of Revolutionary Visions

131 Marcus Hall [NOTE LOCATION CHANGE]
5:30 pm

What is at stake, and what is at risk, in the building of new worlds? What makes one effort to transform the world liberatory, and another oppressive? How and why have fundamentally oppressive...
Oct 30, 2018
Memory & Forgetting, Oct 29 - Nov 2

Film screening: “Who is Dayani Cristal?”

IHGMS
6:00 pm

“Who is Dayani Cristal?” by Marc Silver (2013) tells the story of a migrant who found himself in the deadly stretch of desert known as “the corridor of death” and shows how one life becomes...