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 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 "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: "'Squaw' in the American Landscape: Towards an Understanding of Emotional Geography”
Jazmine Contreras: “European Memory Processes and Dutch Identity: Commemorating the Second World War and Holocaust"

Tuesday, April 23. Graduate student lunch with visiting scholar, Jean-Pierre Karegeye, Dickinson College, who will give a public lecture about Rwanda narratives later in the day (4:00pm in 710 Social Sciences). 

Thursday, May 2, 4:00pm, 710 Social Sciences
Ángela Castro: "Genealogical Palimpsest: Archive of the XIX Colombian Marronage in Adelaida Ochoa’s La hoguera lame mi piel con cariño de perro"