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UMass Amherst and the Hebrew University presents: “Encounters”

 


 


 

The Institute for Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and the Avraham Harman Research Institute of Contemporary Jewry at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem present:
 

“Encounters”
 

The 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.

Registration is required for these events. You can register by clicking on the registration link at the bottom of each event. Upon completion of registration you will be given the ZOOM access information for this event, which we suggest you copy down to use when it is time for that event.

 

The 2020-2021 Program:
 

October 27, 2020, 1:00-2:30PM (EST), 8:00-9:30PM (Jerusalem time)

A conversation on From Left to Right: Lucy S. Dawidowicz, the New York Intellectuals, and the Politics of Jewish History (Wayne State University Press, 2020), by Nancy Sinkoff

With: Nancy Sinkoff, Professor of Jewish Studies and History and Director of the Allen and Joan Bildner Center for the Study of Jewish Life at Rutgers University, and Samuel Kassow, Charles Northam Professor of History at Trinity College

You can view the full recording of this and other events on our YouTube channel or by clicking here.

 

December 1, 2020, 1:00-2:30PM (EST), 8:00-9:30PM (Jerusalem time)

A conversation on A World Divided: The Global Struggle for Human Rights in the Age of Nation-States (Princeton University Press, 2019), by Eric Weitz

With: Eric Weitz, Distinguished Professor of History at the City College and the Graduate Center, CUNY, and Alon Confino, Pen Tishkach Chair of Holocaust Studies and Professor of History and Jewish Studies at UMass Amherst

Registration Link: https://umass-amherst.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwpde-vqTsjGdetMObIUjSNnYFOhsDmPPmY

 

February 9, 2021, 1:00-2:30PM (EST), 8:00-9:30PM (Jerusalem time)

A conversation on Gulag Literature and the Literature of Nazi Camps: An Intercontexual Reading (Indiana University Press, 2019), by Leona Toker

With: Leona Toker, Professor of English at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Naomi Mandel, Ann and Joseph Edelman Chair in American Studies in the Department of English at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and Amos Goldberg, Jonah M. Machover Chair in Holocaust Studies in the Department of Jewish History and Contemporary Jewry at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Registration Link: https://umass-amherst.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMuduCqpjsuE93qoKRuOMEpdi_uy52EbCL8

 

March 9, 2021, 1:00-2:30PM (EST), 8:00-9:30PM (Jerusalem time)

A conversation on The Last Ghetto: An Everyday History of Theresienstadt (Oxford UP, 2020), by Anna Hájková

With: Anna Hájková, Associate professor of modern European continental history at the University of Warwick, and Amos Goldberg, Jonah M. Machover Chair in Holocaust Studies in the Department of Jewish History and Contemporary Jewry at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Registration Link: https://umass-amherst.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAtd--spzIiGtEC7P7mC15WXrXZr2v73hgs

 

April 20, 2021, 1:00-2:30PM (EST), 8:00-9:30PM (Jerusalem time)

A conversation on Unworthy Republic: The Dispossession of Native Americans and the Road to Indian Territory (Norton, 2020), by Claudio Saunt

With: Claudio Saunt, Richard B. Russell Professor in American History and Distinguished Research Professor at the University of Georgia, and Barbara Krauthamer, Dean, College of Humanities and Fine Arts, Professor of History, UMass Amherst

Registration Link: https://umass-amherst.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIsdOiprjMqGt0I_Co0RcxL5IXtmggX6x7G

 


If you have any questions or comments, contact us at:
ihgms@umass.edu or at bilha.shilo@mail.huji.ac.il

Alon Confino, Director, The Institute for Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies at UMass Amherst.
www.umass.edu/ihgms/https://www.facebook.com/umassihgms/

Amos Goldberg, Director, The Research Institutes of Contemporary Jewry at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem