Welcome to the Institute for Holocaust, Genocide and Memory StudiesThe 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.
Upcoming Event: “Annexation or No Annexation: Israel Is the Only State Between the Sea and the River” - a talk by Ian Lustick
On Wednesday, July 29th, 2020, at 5:00pm (EST), the IHGMS hosted the event “Annexation or No Annexation: Israel Is the Only State Between the Sea and the River”, a virtual talk by Dr. Ian Lustick, the Bess W. Heyman Chair in Political Science at the University of Pennsylvania.
The recording of this event is now available to view in full on our YouTube page: https://youtu.be/HLpKM52pujo
On Wednesday, July 15th, 2020, at 5:00pm (EST) join us for "The Flight East: Holocaust Refugees in Tashkent, Tehran and Tel-Aviv", a talk by Mikhal Dekel, Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the City College and the CUNY Graduate Center and Director of CCNY’s Rifkind Center for Humanities and the Arts.
The recording of this event is now available to view in full at: https://youtu.be/Jrto5l4V9IY
Oon Wednesday, July 1st, 2020, at 5:00pm (EST), the IHGMS held an event via ZOOM titled “Rediscovering the Forgotten and Unforgotten Influenza Pandemic of 1918-1919”, a talk by Guy Beiner, Professor of modern history at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Israel and the Visiting Burns Scholar at Boston College 2019-2020.
You can now view the full recording of this event here: https://youtu.be/lTo1gUchYX8
Making History Together: Public History and Digital Memories During COVID-19 -- a talk by Dr. Thomas CauvinOn Wednesday, June 17th, 2020, at 4:00pm (EST), the IHGMS held an event with Dr. Thomas Cauvin, who is Associate Professor of Public History at the University of Luxembourg. Marla R. Miller, Associate Chair, Director of the Public History Program, and Professor of History at UMass Amherst also participated as a discussant and moderator of this event.To view the recording of this event, visit: https://youtu.be/DhtyIxRVzIw
Virtual Lecture Series being held by the IHGMSDue to the current circumstances regarding COVID-19, the IHGMS is hosting Virtual Events via ZOOM. These events are open to the public and made available to view later.Find our Virtual Lecture Series on our website by clicking here on the header above, or by subscribing to our YouTube channel at:
During these challenging and isolated times, the "Citizenship and Other States of Belonging" Five College Seminar Group pushes on, using ZOOM and other methods of communication to continue their research work.
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. In the academic year 2019-2020 this group of IHGMS Fellows is exploring the topic of “Citizenship and Other States of Belonging.”
Due to the current circumstances regarding COVID-19, the IHGMS is hosting Virtual Events via ZOOM. These events are open to the public and available to view later.
Stay tuned for more upcoming events.
Visit our YouTube page to watch events that have already taken place: https://youtu.be/HLpKM52pujo
In the academic year 2019-2020, IHGMS will brought together an interdisciplinary group of scholars from the Five Colleges to explore the topic of “Citizenship and Other States of Belonging.”
Visit our "Programs" page to learn more.