Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies

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2014-2015 Events
Free and Open to the Public

11 September, 2014
7:30 pm Higgins Lounge, Dana Commons

Narrating Genocide

Popular author Chris Bohjalian (The Sandcastle Girls 2012) and Khatchig Mouradian PhD'14 (Rutgers University) discuss literary representation and historical accounts of genocide and its aftermath.  First lecture in annual series, Critical History: Public History.


24 October, 2014
7:00pm Ghosh Auditorium, Room 102, Ghosh Science and Technology Building, Worcester State University

The Challenge of Denial - Why people refuse to accept unwelcome facts

  Professor Brendan Nyhan (Dartmouth College) will give a keynote address opening the conference Manufacturing Denial and the Assault on Scholarship and Truth. Social scientists, natural scientists, and historians converge to discuss the interrelated forms of denial: genocide denial and science denial.  The participants will repsent papers that focus on the ways in which scholarship has become the battleground in this struggle which resonates far beyond academe. 

Co-sponsored by Clark University's Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, The Kaloosdian/Mugar Chair in Armenian Genocide Studies at the Strassler Center, The Armenian Genocide Program at the Center for the Study of Genocide and Human Rights (CGHR) at Rutgers University, The National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR) and Worcester State University

13 November, 2014
7:30 pm Dana Commons

Geographies of the Holocaust

  The Holocaust separated families, destroyed communities, displaced millions, and created new kinds of places — densely crowded Jewish ghettos and concentration camps — where people labored and died. Each of these traumas was fundamentally geographical, yet few scholars have examined geographies of the Holocaust. Professor Anne Knowles (Middlebury College, Geography Department) will highlight the work of the Holocaust Geographies Collaborative, in international team of historians and geographers who have explored this complex event using geographic methods of analysis — notably Geographic Information Systems (GIS) — and data visualization.

Co-sponsored by the Graduate School of Geography at Clark University