The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Past Events

Past Events
Oct 20, 2015
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Under Strange Skies: Discussion with filmmaker Daniel Blaufuks


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Daniel Blaufuks, born in Lisbon, 1963, is a Portuguese photographer, the grandson of Polish and German Ashkenazi Jews who moved to Portugal in the late 1920s and 1930s. He moved to Germany in 1976...
Apr 22, 2015
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Choiceless Choices: American Missionaries and the Armenian Genocide


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What happens when human beings are faced with the ineffable, the incredible, the unimaginable, and the dangerous?  American missionaries to Armenia both witnessed and tried unsuccessfully to...
Nov 20, 2014
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The Fantastic Laboratory of Dr. Weigl: How Two Brave Scientists Battled Typhus and Sabotaged the Nazis


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Arthur Allen, currently editor at Politico's Pro eHealth, has decades of experience in journalism as a correspondent for The Associated Press. He covered the war in El Salvador for three years and...
Nov 12, 2014
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Weaving the Memories of Others: A Reading and Conversation


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Dr. Marjorie Agosín will read from "I Lived in Butterfly Hill," the story of a valiant young girl transformed by the power of history as she faces dictatorship and immigration with resilience....
Nov 5, 2014
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Keren Katz's Talk on Comics and Graphic Novels in Israel


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Keren Katz, Israeli cartoonist, poet, and comic historian, has spoken on the history of Israeli comics in the U.S. and Europe. A graduate of the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem (she...
Nov 4, 2014
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July 22nd and the Negotiation of Norwegian Memory of Terror


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In this slide lecture, Tor Einar Fagerland, leader of a national research project on the 7/22 terror attacks in Oslo and Utoya, examines how Norway and the Youth Labor Party have worked to remember...
Oct 30, 2014
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I Think This Is the Closest to How the Footage Looked


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Come see the Sundance Film Festival award-winning film "I Think This Is the Closest to How the Footage Looked" & meet writer/director Yuval Hameiri...
Oct 20, 2014
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Inheritance Trouble: Memory, Migration, and the German Past


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In this lecture, Michael Rothberg and Yasemin Yildiz ask what it means to "inherit" and take responsibility for a history of genocide in a multicultural society marked by immigration. Rothberg and...