Lectures, Conferences & Symposia
The center organizes lectures, conferences and symposia that feature leading scholars, practitioners, and activists, who provide critical analysis and tools to understand and effectively address the causes, impacts, and legacies of the Holocaust, genocides, and incidents of mass violence.
Tuesday, February 4. Community event. CHGS Library Public Education Open House. 4:00-7:00pm, 710 Social Sciences.
Monday, February 25. Lunch and Learn event. Joe Eggers, CHGS Research and Outreach Coordinator, and George Dalbo, PhD student and CHGS Education Coordinator. "Teaching the U.S.-Dakota War Through Minnesota's Newspapers." 12:00pm, 710 Social Sciences.
Tuesday, February 26. Pamela Potter, Professor of German and Music, Department of German, Nordic, and Slavic, University of Wisconsin-Madison. "The Ghosts of Denazification in Histories of the Arts." 4:30pm, 710 Social Sciences. Presented by the Center for German and European Studies.
Tuesday, March 5. Community event. Storyteller Ragnhild A. Mørch performs "Horizon." 7:00pm, Kilburn Theater, Rarig Center. Presented with the Department of German, Nordic, Slavic and Dutch, Department of Theatre Arts & Dance, Institute for Global Studies, Center for Jewish Studies, Center for German and European Studies, and Speaking Out! Storytelling Collective.
Tuesday, March 12. Lecture. Sonja Wentling, Professor of History and Global Studies, Concordia College. "A Tale of Two Cities: Concordia Language Village's 'Waldsee' in the Crucible of History and Memory." 4:00pm, 710 Social Sciences. Presented with the UMN Institute for Global Studies, Center for Jewish Studies, Center for German and European Studies, Center for Austrian Studies, Department of History, and Department of German, Nordic, Slavic, and Dutch; and the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas (JCRC).
Thursday, March 21. "Three Communities, One Voice: A Gathering of Memory and Hope." 7:00pm, St. George Coptic Orthodox Church. Presented by the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, St. Sahag's Armenian Church, St. Mary's Coptic Orthodox Church, the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas (JCRC), the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Education at St. Cloud State University.
Monday, April 1. 2019 Ohanessian Lecture. Armen T. Marsoobian, Professor of Philosophy, Southern Connecticut State University. "Presencing an Absence: Accountability and Memory in the Aftermath of the Armenian Genocide." 7:00pm, Thomas H. Swain Room, McNamara Alumni Center. Presented by the Arsham and Charlotte Ohanessian Chair.
Tuesday, April 9. Lecture. Philipp Ther, Professor of Central European History at the University of Vienna, and Visiting Fellow visiting fellow at the Remarque Institute at New York University. “The History of Refugees in an Enlarged Europe.” 4:30pm, 1210 Heller Hall. Presented by the Center for Austrian Studies, cosponsored with the Department of History, Immigration History Research Center, Center for German and European Studies, and Institute for Global Studies.
Monday, April 15. Lunch and Learn event. Artyom Tonoyan, CHGS Research Associate. "Rethinking Religion in the Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict." 12:00pm, 710 Social Sciences.
Tuesday, April 23. Commemorative Lecture. Jean-Pierre Karegeye, Visiting Scholar, Dickinson College. "Rwanda. Remembering Genocide with Resilience: the Voices of Women Survivors." 4:00pm, 710 Social Sciences. Presented by the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, made possible by the Wexler Special Events fund for Holocaust and Genocide Studies.