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.

Spring 2018 Schedule

**Meetings on Thursdays at 4:30pm in #710 Social Sciences unless otherwise noted

September 13
Welcome and Planning Session with pizza, funding and professional development opportunities

September 20 **
Exhibit tour at the Minneapolis Institute of Art with artist Rowan Pope, whose works relating to the Holocaust is currently on view, discussion to follow. Register on the CHGS website.

October 4
“Literary Criticism between Jewish Exile and Postcolonial History: How to read Erich Auerbach's Mimesis (Istanbul, 1942-45)?” by Moritz W. Meutzner, German, Nordic, Slavic and Dutch

October 11 **
Hasan Hasanović, survivor of the Srebrenica genocide and Curator at the Srebrenica Genocide Memorial Centre, presented by the Institute for Global Studies

October 18
“The Nexus of Black Memory: The Multilayered and Historical Traumas in Afro-Caribbean Diasporic Subjects” by Héctor Nicolás Ramos Flores, Spanish and Portuguese, & “From Advocacy to Reconciliation: Theatre in Post-conflict Colombia” by J. Wren Supak, Master in Human Rights

October 29 **
Scallen Lecture, “Principled Voices” on the role of a free press in Myanmar with Esther Htu San, AP correspondent, & Karin Deutsch Karlekar, PEN America’s Free Expression at Risk Programs, presented by the Human Rights Program

November 1-2 **
"Reparations, Repatriation, and Redress" Symposium on addressing foundational wrongs in the US, presented by the RIGS Initiative

November 8 **
Postcards from Auschwitz: Tourism and Holocaust Remembrance book talk with author and professor Dan Reynolds, German, Grinnell College. Lunch with graduate students, followed by talk and reception in the evening, presented by the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies. Stay tuned for details! 

November 15
“Did you Notice the Butterflies?: Behind the Headphones, Muted Memorializing and Curated Soundscapes at Treblinka” by Kathryn Huether, Musicology, & “Monuments of Shame: Exploring Far-right Political Discourse in Charlottesville and Berlin” by Chris Levesque, Sociology

November 29
“Crimmigration in the Western Balkans: Refugee Students Experiences of Racialization, Pushbacks and Deportations by Emina Buzinkic, Curriculum and Instruction, & “MN Social Studies Education and Teaching by the Book: Analyzing changes to the narration of the US-Dakota War” by Brieanna Watters, Sociology

December 6
"’We are Perceived as Weak but We Kill like Men’: Reframing the intersections between women and gang violence in Central America” by Maria Mendez Gutierrez, Political Science, & “‘Why Don’t We Talk About Rape?’: Teaching About Sexualized Violence in War and Genocide” by George Dalbo, Social Studies Education