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  • Welcome to the Institute for Holocaust, Genocide and Memory Studies

    The Institute for Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst is a locus for research and teaching on the Holocaust, genocides, and events of mass violence as well as on the memory and representation of these historical occurrences.

     

    Welcome to the Institute for Holocaust, Genocide and Memory Studies

    The Institute for Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst is a locus for research and teaching on the Holocaust, genocides, and events of mass violence as well as on the memory and representation of these historical occurrences.

     

  • Check out the IHGMS' YouTube Channel

    You can watch full recordings of IHGMS events on our YouTube channel. These recordings are made available shortly after events take place. Email us at ihgms@umass.edu for more information.
     
     

    Check out the IHGMS' YouTube Channel

    You can watch full recordings of IHGMS events on our YouTube channel. These recordings are made available shortly after events take place. Email us at ihgms@umass.edu for more information.
     
     

  • The IHGMS Spring 2021 Event Program

    The Institute for Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies at UMass Amherst is pleased to present our event program for the Spring semester of 2021. All events take place on Eastern Standard Time (EST). Registration via ZOOM is required to attend all IHGMS events. For more information about these and other IHGMS events, please visit our website and “like” us on Facebook. You can visit our YouTube Channel to watch the full recordings of past IHGMS events.

    The IHGMS Spring 2021 Event Program

    The Institute for Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies at UMass Amherst is pleased to present our event program for the Spring semester of 2021. All events take place on Eastern Standard Time (EST). Registration via ZOOM is required to attend all IHGMS events. For more information about these and other IHGMS events, please visit our website and “like” us on Facebook. You can visit our YouTube Channel to watch the full recordings of past IHGMS events.

  • "Encounters", a collaborative project by UMass Amherst and the Hebrew University

    The Avraham Harman Research Institute of Contemporary Jewry at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the Institute for Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies at UMass Amherst are launching a new, transnational program called “Encounters”: a series of meetings on new books in the research fields of the Holocaust, genocide, and mass violence. “Encounters” offers a unique opportunity for broad audience, scholars and laypeople, interested in these topics across national borders, to be acquainted with the field’s most recent works.

    "Encounters", a collaborative project by UMass Amherst and the Hebrew University

    The Avraham Harman Research Institute of Contemporary Jewry at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the Institute for Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies at UMass Amherst are launching a new, transnational program called “Encounters”: a series of meetings on new books in the research fields of the Holocaust, genocide, and mass violence. “Encounters” offers a unique opportunity for broad audience, scholars and laypeople, interested in these topics across national borders, to be acquainted with the field’s most recent works.

  • Five College Working Group

    Each year the Institute for Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies (IHGMS) at UMass Amherst brings together an interdisciplinary group of scholars from the Five Colleges to explore a broad topic. The 2020-2021 Five College Working Group explores the topic of “Race and Representations”. Project organizers are Stephen Clingman, Distinguished Professor in the Department of English, and Whitney Battle-Baptiste, Professor in the Department of Anthropology, both at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

    Five College Working Group

    Each year the Institute for Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies (IHGMS) at UMass Amherst brings together an interdisciplinary group of scholars from the Five Colleges to explore a broad topic. The 2020-2021 Five College Working Group explores the topic of “Race and Representations”. Project organizers are Stephen Clingman, Distinguished Professor in the Department of English, and Whitney Battle-Baptiste, Professor in the Department of Anthropology, both at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

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The Research Institutes of Contemporary Jewry at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the Institute for Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies at UMass Amherst launch a new, transnational program called “Encounters”: a series of meetings on new books in the research fields of the Holocaust, genocide, and mass violence. “Encounters” offers a unique opportunity for a broad audience, scholars and laypeople, interested in these topics across national borders, to be acquainted with the most recent works on these topics.
 

Events

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Five College Working Group

In the academic year 2020-2021, IHGMS brings together an interdisciplinary group of scholars from the Five Colleges to explore the topic of "Race and Representations"

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