HGMV Interdisciplinary Graduate Group

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 https://umn.zoom.us/j/407877088 

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. 


Holocaust, Genocide, & Mass Violence Studies (HGMV) Interdisciplinary Graduate Group
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The Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies (CHGS), the Human Rights Program (HRP), and the Department of Sociology initiated an interdisciplinary graduate group research workshop in the fall of 2012 for graduate students and faculty members of all departments in the humanities and social sciences at the University of Minnesota.

The workshop was founded to foster interdisciplinary conversations on the subject areas of Holocaust studies, genocide and memory, peace and conflict studies, human rights, nationalism and ethnic violence, representations of violence and trauma, conflict resolution, transitional justice, historical consciousness, and collective memory.

HGMV provides a space for graduate students to support eachother, provide feedback at various stages of the research process, and engage in dialogue with faculty and invited scholars. Please direct questions to the coordinator for 2019-2020, Kathryn Huether at hgmv@umn.eduMore information on the Graduate School website.

Spring 2020 Schedule

Tuesday, January 28
Spring Kickoff—Screening and Discussion of Who Will Write Our History, and Pizza!

Tuesday, February 11
Reading and Discussion—Samuel Kassow, Who Will Write Our History
(Reading Materials will be circulated a week prior)

Thursday, February 13**
Professor Samuel D. Kassow, Author of Who Will Write Our History

Tuesday, February 18
Kathryn Agnes Huether (PhD Candidate, Musicology)
“Practical Musicology: Audio Guides and Holocaust Memory”

Thursday, February 27**
12:00 PM, 135 Nicholson Hall
Professor James Loeffler, University of Virginia
““Not a Suicide Pact”: Rethinking AntiSemitism and Liberalism in Postwar Jewish America”  
Presented by the Center for Jewish Studies, Cosponsored by CHGS, and Others

Tuesday, March 3**
5:00 PM, 1210 Heller Hall
Professor Ran Zwigenberg, Pennsylvania State University
“Survivors: Psychological Trauma and Memory Politics in Hiroshima and Auschwitz”

Tuesday, March 17
Roundtable I—“Navigating Safety in Fieldwork”

Tuesday, March 24
 Reading and Discussion—Michael Rothberg, The Implicated Subject: Beyond Perpetrators and Victims
(Reading Materials will be circulated a week prior)

Tuesday, April 7
Roundtable II
“Navigating Emotional Responses”

Tuesday, April 21
Meyer Weinshel (PhD Candidate, Germanic Studies & History)
“Yiddish Pedagogy”  

Tuesday, April 28
Roundtable III—“Politics of Numbers”
Jillian LaBranche, Kathryn Agnes Huether, Noah Goodwin