HGMV Interdisciplinary Graduate Group

Holocaust, Genocide, & Mass Violence Interdisciplinary Graduate Group

The Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies (CHGS), the Human Rights Program, 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 phili191@umn.edu.
More information about the group here.

Spring 2018 Schedule

February 1, 4:00 PM , 710 Social Sciences
The Holocaust as Metaphor:Trends in Genocide and Anti-Bullying Education in K-12 Classrooms by GEORGE DALBO, Department of Curriculum and Instruction and Generations & Memory in Contemporary Rwanda BROOKE CHAMBERS, Department of Sociology

February 8, 4:00 PM, 710 Social Sciences
Feixisme! Critical Discourse Analysis of "Fascism” by Left-Wing Nationalist Parties of Catalonia by COLLIN DIVER, Department of Spanish and Portuguese and Memory & Transitional Justice in Post-Armed Conflict in Peruvian Cinema by EMMA JASNOCH, Department of Spanish and Portuguese

February 22, 4:00 PM, 710 Social Sciences
Narrating the ‘Righteous in the Colombian Armed Conflict’: A civil pedagogy of solidarity for highly polarized and deeply divided societies CARLO TOGNATO, National University of Colombia

March 1, 4:00 PM, 710 Social Sciences
Filmmaker René Vautier, ‘soixante-huitard avant l’heure’:A study of the First Anti-Colonialist Documentary, Afrique 50 by AGNES SCHAFFAUSER, Department of French and Italian & Haunting the Dead: Thanatourism and the Coloniality of Memorialization in Cambodia EMILY MITAMURA, Department of Political Science

April 5, 4:00 PM, 710 Social Sciences
The Conquest of Hearts: Neo-Ottomanist Nostalgia and Affect in “Nationalism as Practice” YAGMUR KARAKAYA, Department of Sociology & “We were all in the resistance”: The Politics of Dutch WWII Memorial Culture JAZMINE CONTRERAS, Department of History

April 19, 4:00 PM, 710 Social Scienes
Press Representations and the Search for the Disappeared in Mexico by PAULA CUELLAR, Department of History & Decentering Kafka’s Trial: A Case for Postwar Yiddish Translation by MEYER WEINSHEL, Department of German, Scandinavian and Dutch

*May 1, 4:00 PM, 710 Social Sciences
The USC Visual History Archive of Genocide Survivor Testimonies: A Tool for Research, Teaching and Genocide Awareness Outreach by MARTHA STROUD, USC Shoah Foundation

Fall 2017 Schedule

September 14, 4:00 PM, 614 Social Sciences
Welcome Gathering with pizza and funding opportunities
614 Social Sciences

September 28, 4:00 PM, 710 Social Sciences
“The Echoes of The Secret Annex in Castilian Spanish: Challenge and Exploitation of the American Mythification of Anne Frank”
MARIA JESUS FERNANDEZ, Department of Modern Philology, UMN Visiting Scholar, University of Alcala (Spain)

October 5, 4:00 PM, 710 Social Sciences
“Fue el estado genocida, classista, y patriarcal: Making Sense of State Violence in Post-War Guatemala”
HALEY KONITSHEK, Department of Gender,  Women and Sexuality Studies
“Tracing National Patterns in the Globalization of Genocide Law”
SUZY MCELRATH, Department of Sociology

October 26, 4:00 PM, 710 Social Sciences
Genocide Education Training Session: Teaching about right-wing extremism
JODI ELOWITZ, Director of Education, Holocaust & Humanity Center (Ohio)

Wednesday-Friday, November 1- 3
“Truth, Trials, and Memory: Transitional Justice in El Salvador and Guatemala” international symposium
A set of dialogues, presentations, and film screenings to explore domestic and international accountability processes with an array of central actors, including the truth commissioners, judges and prosecutors in charge of human rights trials, as well as family members, expert witnesses, government officials and human rights defenders.
Organized by HRP (details forthcoming)

November 16, 4:00 PM, 710 Social Sciences
“Carved in Stone: Forging Memory into Space One Stolpersteine at a Time"
NIR ROTEM, Department of Sociology

December 7, 4:00 PM, 710 Social Sciences
“Difficult Fieldwork”
BROOKE CHAMBERS and MIRAY PHILIPS, Department of Sociology