Past HGMV Series

2016-2017

Thursday, September 15, 4:00 PM
Welcome and Planning Session
710 Social Sciences

Wednesday-Friday, September 21-23*
“Local Action in Response to Migration” third annual international conference
Walter Library
Organized by the Human Rights Program, the Local Action in Response to Migration Network, and Hispanic Issues Online.

Thursday, October 6, 4:00 PM
YAGMUR KARAKAYA, Department of Sociology (UMN)
“Nostalgia as an Analytical Tool Applied to Turkey”
710 Social Sciences

Thursday, October 13, 4:00 PM
NICO RAMOS FLORES, Department of Spanish & Portuguese (UMN)
“Memory and Trauma in Edwidge Danticat’s The Farming of Bones (1998): The Limits of Memory Theory on African Diasporic Subjects”
710 Social Sciences

Thursday, October 20, 4:00 PM 
Professor CATHERINE GUISAN, Department of Political Science (UMN)
“Beyond Traumatic Memory: ‘Lost Treasures’ of Russian Politics”
710 Social Sciences

Wednesday, October 26, 4:00 PM *
Professor CARLOS PABON, University of Puerto Rico
“Can the Story Be Told? History, Memory and Fiction in the Representation of Extreme Violence in Latin America”
710 Social Sciences
Organized by the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, cosponsored by the Department of Spanish and Portuguese and the Department of History.

Thursday, November 10, 4:00 PM
WAHUTU SIGURU, Department of Sociology (UMN)
"Constructing News on Mass Atrocity: Darfur in Africa's Press"
710 Social Sciences

Tuesday, November 22, 4:00 PM*
MIRAY PHILLIPS, Department of Sociology (UMN)
“Coptic Egyptians: Violence, Collective Memory and Identity”
710 Social Sciences

Thursday, December 8, 4:00 PM
COURTNEY GILDERSLEEVE, Department of Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature (UMN)
"The Peasant Novel and the Imprisoned Writer: Haitian Letters During the U.S. Occupation, 1915-1934"
710 Social Sciences

Thursday, January 26, 4:00 PM
Welcome Gathering and International Holocaust Remembrance Day
710 Social Sciences
 
Thursday, February 2, 4:30 PM
Principled Voices: "Fighting Corruption and Advocating for Human Rights in Armenia"
EDMON MARUKYAN, Member of the National Assembly of the Republic of Armenia
Organized by the Human Rights Program, cosponsored by CHGS, the College of Liberal Arts, the Institute of Global Studies, and the Arsham and Ohanessian Chair.
 
Thursday, February 16, 4:00 PM
"The Cost of Hospitality in Lunes en la Calle Slova by Erika Bornay"
ERMA NEZIREVIC, Department of Spanish and Portuguese
710 Social Sciences
 
Wednesday, March 1, 4:30 PM
"Refugees at our Border"
SONIA NAZARIO, author of Enrique’s Journey
Organized by the Human Rights Program, cosponsored by CHGS, the College of Liberal Arts, the Institute of Global Studies, and the Arsham and Ohanessian Chair.
 
Thursday, March 2, 4:00 PM
"The Role of Righteous Muslims in France or The Free Men by Ismaël Ferroukhi"
AGNES SCHAFFAUSER, Department of French and Italian
710 Social Sciences
 
Thursday, March 30, 4:00 PM
"Commemoration and Cultural Trauma: Reconciliatory Narratives in Contemporary Rwanda"
BROOKE CHAMBERS, Department of Sociology
and "'Final Solution' to 'Never Again': Experiencing Empathy through Digital and Non-Digital Games"
EMILY MITAMURA, Department of Political Science
BROOKE CHAMBERS, Department of Sociology,
BRIEANNA WATTERS, Department of Sociology
710 Social Sciences
 
Thursday, April 20, 4:00 PM
Screening of "Nous avons bu la même eau" ("We Drank the Same Water"), a film about the Armenian Genocide, and Q&A with film director SERGE AVEDIKIAN
710 Social Sciences
Organized by CHGS and the Arsham and Charlotte Ohanessian Chair.
 
Thursday, May 4, 4:00 PM
"The Reintegration of Ex-Combatants"
MICHAEL SOTO, Department of Sociology
710 Social Sciences
 

2015-2016

  • Wednesday, September 9, 4:00 PM 710 Social Sciences
    • Welcome and Workshop Planning Meeting
  • Thursday, September 24, 4:00 PM 1210 Heller Hall* WALTER MANOSCHEK, University of Vienna
    • “If that's True, then I'm a Murderer!” (2012) Film screening and discussion with film director on Nazi perpetrator guilt, repression and denial
  • Wednesday, September 30, 4:00 PM 710 Social Sciences JOE EGGERS, Liberal Studies (UMN)
    • “What's in a name? Exploring How We Define Genocide from Lemkin to International Law”
  • Wednesday, October 7, 4:00 PM 710 Social Sciences DEEPIKA UDAGAMA, University of Peradeniya (Sri Lanka) on Human Rights Law
  • Wednesday, October 14, 4:00 PM 710 Social Sciences DANIEL BLAUFUKS, artist
    • The Creation of Holocaust Memory in Media
  • Wednesday, October 21, 3:30 PM 120 Andersen Library* LOU URENECK, Boston University
    • “The Great Fire at Smyrna and the genocide of the Ottoman Greek and Armenian population”
  • Wednesday, October 28, 4:00 PM 710 Social Sciences SAM GREY, Fulbright Visiting Scholar, Sociology (UMN)
    • “Memory, Affect, and Retributivism after Genocide: Resistance to Forgiveness-Reconciliation in Dakota Homeland”
  • Wednesday, November 4, 4:00 PM 710 Social Sciences WAHUTU SIGURU, Sociology (UMN)
    • “What African Media? Rethinking research on representations of atrocities in Africa by Africa's Press”
  • Wednesday, November 18, 4:00 PM 710 Social Sciences ADAM MULLER, University of Manitoba
    • “Embodying Empathy: Canadian Settler-Colonial Genocide and the Making of a Virtual Indian Residential School”
  • Wednesday, December 2, 4:00 PM 710 Social Sciences OFELIA FERRÁN, Spanish and Portuguese, and LISA HILBINK, Political Science (UMN)
    • “Legacies of Violence in Contemporary Spain: Exhuming the Past, Understanding the Present”
  • Wednesday, December 9, 4:00 PM 710 Social Sciences MARIA HOFMANN, German, Scandinavian & Dutch (UMN)
    • "Recent Genocide Documentaries between Return and Respite of Trauma" 
  • Thursday, January 28, 4:00PM 710 Social Sciences / 120 Andersen Library Welcome and semester planning (4-4:30pm); Meet the Archivists and visit the library archives (4:30- 5:30pm)
  • Thursday, February 11, 4:00PM 710 Social Sciences RITA KOMPELMAKHER, Department of Theater Arts and Dance
    • “Staying Alive: Human Rights and the Performance of Life Support in Post-Soviet Belarusian Theater”
  • Thursday, February 25, 4:00 PM 710 Social Sciences OFELIA FERRÁN, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, and LISA HILBINK, Political Science
    • “Legacies of Violence in Contemporary Spain: Exhuming the Past, Understanding the Present”
  • Thursday, March 10, 4:00 PM 710 Social Sciences PAULA CUELLAR, Department of History
    • "Scorched Earth Operations in El Salvador as Genocidal Practices."
  • Thursday, March 24, 4:00 PM 710 Social Sciences HEIDER TUN, Department of History
    • “Writing human rights from the bottom up: the case of the Salvadoran Co-Madres (1977-1992)”
  • Thursday, April 21, 4:00 PM 710 Social Sciences MARÍA JOSÉ MÉNDEZ GUTIÉRREZ, Department of Political Science
    • “The soundtrack of war: ‘Narcocorridos’ and drug war violence in Latin America”
  • Thursday, April 28, 4:00 PM 710 Social Sciences
    • “Unpacking Narratives” Reading / Discussion Group Meeting COURTNEY GILDERSLEEVE, Department of Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature, and ADEY ALMOHSEN, Department of History
  • Thursday, May 5, 4:00 PM 710 Social Sciences SIDI N'DIAYE, Research Fellow, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
    • “The Role of Historical Hate Representations in the Murder of Neighbors in Rwanda (1994) and Poland (World War II)”

2014-2015

  • Thursday, October 2: Barbara Frey, Director Human Rights Program
    • "Uneven Ground: Asymmetries of Power in Human Rights Advocacy in Mexico"
  • Thursday, October 12: Angela Carter, Department of Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies
    • “Re/Imagining PTSD: Toward a Cripistemology of Trauma”
  • Thursday, October 30: Satty Flaherty-Echeverría, Department of Spanish and Portuguese
    • “Articulating Afrocentric Thought: Discourses on the Margins”
  • Thursday, November 13: Patrick McNamara, Professor, Department of History
  • Friday, December 5: Paula Cuellar Cuellar, Department of History and CHGS Badzin Fellow
    • “Genocide in El Salvador: Where Ethnicity and Politics Collided”
  • Thursday, February 5: Amber Michel, Liberal Studies
    • "American Islamic Organizations: Narrative Responses to Counterterrorism Initiatives"
  • Thursday, February 12: Group Discussion on Images of Violence (Reading: Judith Butler, "Photography, War, Outrage")
  • Thursday, February 26: Erma Nezirevic, Department of Spanish and Portuguese Studies
    • "Spain Interrupted: Examining Spanish Representations of Violence in the Former Yugoslavia"
  • Thursday, March 12: Orry Klainman, Department of History
    • "Jewish DP Immigration Desires after World War II"
  • Thursday, March 26: Jazmine Contreras, Department of History
    • "An Upheaval of Memory: The Collision of Dutch Resistance Literature and National History"
  • Friday, April 3, 12:00: Amy Cosmini, Department of Spanish and Portuguese
    • "Truths Produced and Sold: Latin American Media as a Transitional Justice Memory Merchandiser"
  • Thursday, April 16: Yagmur Karakaya and Alejandro Baer, Department of Sociology
    • "Remembering to Forget? Holocaust Commemoration in Turkey and Spain"
  • Thursday, May 7: Ore Koren and Holly Dunn, Department of Political Science
    • "Exploring the Alternatives: The Role of Customary Justice Mechanisms in Post-Conflict Contexts"

2013-2014

  • September 19: Sandra Gómez Santamaría, visiting scholar from Colombia
    • “Uses of transitional justice discourse in Colombia: the cases of “Justice and Peace" Law and “Legal framework for Peace”
  • October 4: Courtney Gildersleeve, Department of Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature
    • “Poetry, Damaged Life and One Poem: By Agha Shahid Ali
  • October 31: Wahutu j. Siguru, Badzin Fellow CHGS, Department of Sociology
    • “The Politics of Representation: Genocide, Mass Violence and Atrocities in the Media.”
  • December 12: Paula Cuellar Cuellar, Department of History and Human Rights Program.
    • “Punishing genocide through trials: a viable option in the aftermath of systematic and widespread violence?”
  • February 13: Verena Stern, Research Fellow, Center for Austrian Studies
    • "Grievable Lives": Dealing with Dimensions of (Mass) Violence in Somali Transnational Migration"
  • March 13: Carla Manzoni, Department of Spanish and Portuguese
    • "Argentina’s Collages of Memory: Aesthetic heritage in post-dictatorial film Los rubios (2003)"
  • May 1: Marisol Soto, Department of Spanish and Portuguese
    • "Visual Interstices of Rhetoric, Memory, and Trauma in the Documentaries Spoils of War and The Lost Children of Franco."

2012-2013

  • October 25: Megan Corbin
    • “Haunted Objects: Spectral Testimony in the Latin American PostDictatorship”
  • November 16: Murat Altun
    • “Kalandar Winter Festival: Xenophobia and the Politics of Memory in Northeastern Turkey”
  • November 29: Matti Jutila
    • “Ideology of Racial Extermination? Representations of Marxist Ethnopolitics in The Soviet Story”
  • December 14: Jaime Ginzburg
    • “Authoritarianism, Violence and Melancholy”
  • January 25: Hollie Nyseth Brehm
    • “Disaggregating the Rwandan Genocide”
  • February 7: Shannon Golden
    • “International Law in Local Context: The ICC in Northern Uganda”
  • March 1: Corbin Treacy
    • “Aesthetics and Aftermath: Algeria 1962-2012”
  • March 14: Whitney Taylor
    • “Effectiveness and the ICTY”
  • March 29: Erma Nezirevic
    • ldquo;Mobile Memories: Collective Memory of Mass Violence in Spain and the (ex) Yugoslavia”
  • April 11: Matthias Falter
    • “ ‘Antifascist Consensus’ & the ‘Club of Political Correctness’: Addressing National Socialism in Austrian Parliamentary Debates on Right-wing Extremism”
  • April 25: Hiromi Mizuno
    • “When Crimes Cannot Be Punished: the Comfort Women Issue and International Human Rights Law”
  • May 9: Eric Harkleroad
    • “Warfare and Society: Archaeology's Contribution to the Discussion”