The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Past Events

Past Events
Feb 5, 2019

Edges, Textures, Stages: James Young and the Field of Memory Studies

10:00 am to 6:30 pm

10am—5:30pm symposium...
Feb 4, 2019

Ecologies of Witnessing: Language, Place and Holocaust Testimony

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

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

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

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

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...