HGMV Interdisciplinary Graduate Group

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.

Fall 2019 Schedule

Thursday, September 26, 11:30am, 710 Social Sciences
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Thursday-Friday, October 3-4, Humphrey Forum, Humphrey School of Public Affairs
Symposium: “Memory, Trauma, and Human Rights at the Crossroads of Arts and Sciences”
Presented by the Memory, Trauma, and Human Rights Interdisciplinary Collaborative, IAS, and the CLA Arts Imagine Fund

Thursday, October 10, 2:30pm, 435 Blegen Hall
Professor Richard Frankel, University of Louisiana - Lafayette: “States of Exclusion: What German History Can Teach Us About Trump’s America”
Presented by the Department of Sociology, Cosponsored by CHGS

Thursday, October 17, 11:30am, 710 Social Sciences
Jillian LaBranche (PhD Student, Sociology): "Violence in the Classroom: How Teachers Negotiate Historical Narratives in Rwanda and Sierra Leone"

Tuesday, October 22, 4:30-6:00pm, Humphrey School of Public Affairs
3rd Annual Scallen Lecture
Kathleen Padulo, Environment Director, Chiefs of Ontario: “Principled Voices: Indigenous Peoples Need a Say on the Environment”
Presented by the Human Rights Program

Wednesday, November 13, 4:00pm, 1210 Heller Hall
Panel Discussion: “’The Great Replacement’: Conspiracy Theories and Far-Right Mass Violence in the Trump Era”
Presented by the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies and the Center for Jewish Studies. Cosponsored by the Institute for Global Studies, Center for German and European Studies, Human Rights Program, and the Departments of History, French and Italian, African American and African Studies, and Sociology.

Thursday, November 14, 11:30am, 710 Social Sciences
George Dalbo (PhD Student, Social Studies Education) and Jillian LaBranche (PhD Student, Sociology) to lead workshop: “Unsettling Narratives: Indigenous Representation in the Formal Curriculum in Manitoba and Minnesota”

Thursday, December 5, 11:30am, 710 Social Sciences
Maximilian Berger, visiting scholar, University of Siegen: “Violent Interrogation, Psychology, and Body Knowledge: Torture in the ‘War on Terror’”