HGMV Interdisciplinary Graduate Group

Holocaust, Genocide, & Mass Violence Interdisciplinary Graduate Group

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.

The Holocaust, Genocide, & Mass Violence Interdisciplinary Graduate Group (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. To join the HGMV listserv please email Brooke Chambers at chamb443@umn.edu.
More information about the group here.

Join us Thursday, February 21 at 4pm in #120 Andersen Library for a special talk and tour of the amazing primary resources contained within the Andersen Library Archives by our resident expert archivists, Ellen Engseth and Ryan Bean.  We will serve coffee, tea, and cookies to sweeten the deal, and if folks want they can venture on a tour to the caverns for a real treat.  We are hoping to engage a broad graduate student audience, and encourage all who might be interested to come, learn, and marvel!  

Spring 2019 Schedule

Thursday, March 7, 4:00pm, 710 Social Sciences
Maria Sanchez, Department of Political Science: "Regional Human Rights Courts as Agents and Arbiters of Transitional Justice: Comparing the European and Inter-American Courts of Human Rights"

Thursday, March 28, 4:00pm, 710 Social Sciences
Jillian LaBranche, Department of Sociology: "Genocide, Social Movements and the Politics of Naming"

Monday, April 1, 7:00pm, Thomas H. Swain Room, McNamara Alumni Center
2019 Ohanessian Lecture by Armen T. Marsoobian, Professor of Philosophy, Southern Connecticut State University: "Presencing an Absence: Accountability and Memory in the Aftermath of the Armenian Genocide." Presented by the Arsham and Charlotte Ohanessian Chair.

Thursday, April 18, 4:00pm, 710 Social Sciences 
Angela Mundis, Department of Geography & Planning (St. Cloud State University): "'Squaw' in the American Landscape: Towards an Understanding of Emotional Geography”
Jazmine Contreras, Department of History: “European Memory Processes and Dutch Identity: Commemorating the Second World War and Holocaust"

Tuesday, April 23, 12:00pm, 710 Social Sciences
Graduate student lunch with visiting scholar, Jean-Pierre Karegeye, Dickinson College.  Registration requested to ensure enough food is ordered. 
Register here!

Tuesday, April 23, 4:00pm, 710 Social Sciences
Commemorative Lecture. Jean-Pierre Karegeye, Visiting Scholar, Dickinson College. "Rwanda. Remembering Genocide with Resilience: the Voices of Women Survivors." Presented by the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, made possible by the Wexler Special Events fund for Holocaust and Genocide Studies.

Thursday, May 2, 4:00pm, 710 Social Sciences
Ángela Castro, Department of Spanish and Portuguese Studies: "Genealogical Palimpsest: Archive of the XIX Colombian Marronage in Adelaida Ochoa’s La hoguera lame mi piel con cariño de perro"
Brooke Chambers, Department of Sociology: "Memory and Identity in Contemporary Rwanda: Reinforcing and Renegotiating Knowledge of Genocide Across Time"