The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Past Events

Past Events
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.”...
Sep 21, 2018 - Sep 22, 2018

Theaters of Marginality Conference

University of Massachusetts and Amherst College
9:00 am to 9:00 pm

On Friday, September 21, the University of Massachusetts Amherst will host the first day of a two-day conference titled “Theaters of Marginality.” This conference will continue on Saturday,...
Apr 27, 2018
Candles burn in front of tablets with names inscribed

Holocaust Memory in Contemporary Poland and Israel: The Challenge From Right–Wing Regimes

4:30 pm

The recent rise of right-wing populist movements and regimes in Europe, Israel, and the United States has changed the memory of the Holocaust in ways we could not have imagined only ten years ago....
Apr 24, 2018
Stefan Ihrig

The Original Sin of Europe's Dark Twentieth Century: (Re)Integrating the Armenian Genocide into European and World History

IHGMS, 758 North Pleasant Street, Amherst, MA
5:00 pm

Our knowledge of the Armenian Genocide and of what it meant for the world at the time has been expanding rapidly in recent years. Stefan Ihrig shows that it also provoked intense debates in Germany...