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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.    

Spring 2020 Public Programs: UPCOMING EVENTS

**Commemorating the 75th Anniversary of the Liberation of Nazi Death Camps**

Tuesday, April 14. HGMV Workshop: "Remote Fieldwork During a Pandemic" presentation by Francisco Ferrándiz (Professor of Social Anthropology, Spanish Research Council) and author Contemporary Ethnographies Moorings, Methods, and Keys for the Future (Routledge 2020) and response from George Dalbo (PhD student Curriculum & Instruction & CHGS Education Outreach Coordinator).  Via Zoom at 

In the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak, many students and faculty have been forced to return from the field and will not be able to conduct in-presence interviews or ethnographic work for the foreseeable future. Many others are facing indefinite delays to begin their work. What now? In this special session of the HGMV workshop, we will discuss challenges and opportunities for remote research like Zoom interviewing, 'cyber-ethnography' and 'participant webservation.' Please join us in this critical conversation. 

Thursday, April 16Symposium. "Bridges of Memory: Twin Cities communities sharing histories of mass violence, communal memory, and resilience." Afternoon (TBD), 125 Nolte HallPresented by the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies as part of the CLA Liberal Arts Engagement Hub Pilot program, in partnership with community groups.

Thursday, April 23.
 2020 Ohanessian Lecture. "Curating a Centennial Exhibit on the Armenian Genocide in Paris: History, Images, and the Context of the Shoah Memorial." Claire Mouradian, Professor Emerita of History, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique. 7:00pm, Humphrey Forum, Humphrey School of Public AffairsOrganized by the Arsham and Charlotte Ohanessian Chair, co-sponsored by the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Center for Jewish Studies, Center for Austrian Studies, Center for German and European Studies, the Human Rights Program, Department of History, Department of French and Italian, Department of Sociology, and the University of Minnesota College of Liberal Arts.

Friday, April 24
Symposium. "Victim, Symbol, or Actor? Middle Eastern Migrants in Transnational Perspectives." Organized by Miray Philips, PhD Candidate in Sociology; cosponsored by the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Immigration History Research Center, Human Rights Program, Department of History, and Department of Religious Studies.