The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Past Events

Past Events
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...
Oct 30, 2018
Memory & Forgetting, Oct 29 - Nov 2

Film screening: “Who is Dayani Cristal?”

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...
Memory & Forgetting, Oct 29 - Nov 2

Collective Memories and Forgetting

2:30 pm

UMass Week of Memory and Forgetting | Round Table Discussion...
Oct 29, 2018
Memory & Forgetting, Oct 29 - Nov 2

Welcome Reception for Week of Memory and Forgetting

4:00 pm

This reception is the kick off event for the Week of Memory and Forgetting. It will feature organizers and administration reflecting on the meaning of memory and forgetting....
Oct 5, 2018
Anton Shammas

1948: To De-Nakbafy Sanat al-Iḥtilāl, “The Year of Occupation”

Herter Hall 601
4:30 pm

In a series of personal reflections, this talk argues that, unlike a Nakbah, an occupation can, theoretically speaking, be undone. Iḥtilāl/occupation marks a concrete manner: de-Nakbafying 1948 and connecting it to 1967 means to cross the bar into Israeli consciousness and place Palestinians back into time and history. Keynote talk by Anton Shammas.

Oct 4, 2018

Exploring Palestinian and Hebrew Literature

Herter Hall 601
4:00 pm

Seminar with Anton Shammas and Hannan Hever...
Oct 3, 2018

Encounters of Shoah and Nakba in Palestinian and Arabic novels

Herter Hall 601
4:00 pm

The Shoah is a theme which is present in the Arabic novel, spanning a broad geographical space from North Africa (Boualem Sansal, Anouar Benmalek) to the Middle East (Ghassan Kanafani, Rabai al...
Sep 26, 2018
black and white photo of a Boston street of townhouses, one of which prominently displays a Nazi flag

The Nazis of Copley Square: Antisemitism and Espionage in Wartime Boston, 1939-1945

IHGMS, 758 North Pleasant Street, Amherst, MA
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Boston College professor Charles R. Gallagher, S.J. speaks on "The Nazis of Copley Square: Antisemitism and Espionage in Wartime Boston, 1939-1945.”...