February 2013 Archives

Three of the films to be introduced by Alejandro Baer and Jodi Elowitz
Minneapolis Jewish Film Festival
February 28-March 17, 2013
For information on the Festival and all films please click here.

These Holocaust Films will have their Minnesota premier at the Minneapolis Film Festival.

No Place on Earth
Saturday, March 9 at 8 pm
Sabes JCC Theatre

Becoming Henry (Short) /I Shall Remember
Sunday, March 10 at 4pm
Sabes JCC Theatre
Introduction by Jodi Elowitz, Outreach Coordinator, CHGS

For complete descriptions of the films and ticket information please click here.

Checkpoint Charlie Foundation Berlin Summer Academy
The Holocaust & Present-day Jewish Life in Germany
July 14-21, 2013
Deadline for Applications, April 1, 2013

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A summer study program in Berlin, Germany, for U.S. public secondary school teachers in cooperation with the Education Division of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington, D.C..

This one-week study tour in July of each year is designed for U.S. secondary school teachers to gain insight into many of the historical, social, religious, political, and economic factors that cumulatively resulted in the Holocaust.

For complete information and application forms please visit their website by clicking here.

Tuesday, February 26
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
130 Murphy Hall
Free and open to the public. Reservations required. To reserve a seat click here.

Operation Iraqi Freedom began on March 19, 2003. Coming on the heels of Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan, it inserted the United States deeply into Middle East affairs. As we approach the 10th anniversary of these wars, join us as we discuss the media coverage and the ripple effect they have had on the entire region.

Sponsored by: Journalism and Mass Communication, Minnesota Journalism Center, Anthropology.

For more information contact Sue Couling at scouling@umn.edu.

Iraq War-10 Years Later.pdf

Thursday, February 28
11:30 a.m.
Room 155 Nicholson Hall
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CHGS and the Department of Spanish and Portuguese are hosting the artist Felix de la Concha as he works on his recent project Portraits with Conversation. Felix paints a portrait while recording a session with the sitter; the process takes about 2 hours and has produced some very powerful portraits of various people throughout the world. Using this technique he has painted over 30 portraits of Holocaust Survivors.

Felix de la Concha is coming to the Twin Cities to work with Holocaust survivors in our community to paint their portrait and record the sessions. The completed works will be donated to the University of Minnesota. Felix will discuss this project and other works when he speaks on campus.

The lecture is free and open to the public.

To learn more about Felix de la Concha visit his web page in the CHGS Virtual Museum by clicking here.

Sponsored by: The Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, European Studies Consortium and the Institute for Global Studies.

Interdisciplinary Workshop for Graduate Students and Faculty Holocaust, Genocide and Mass Violence Studies
Friday, March 1
12:00-1:30 p.m.
Room 710 Social Sciences

Aesthetics and Aftermath: Algeria 1962-2012

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Treacy's dissertation studies Algerian novels in French that respond to the political and social landscape of the post-independence period. Through their literary form, engagement with the political present, and utopian thinking, these works imagine counter-realities that interrupt the closed-circuit loop of violence and paralysis that have defined public life in Algeria in the aftermath of independence from France in 1962.

Building on the recent work of critics who combine materialist dialectics and post-colonial critique, He will show how these texts disrupt this permanence of aftermath through particular aesthetic moves, suggesting new ways of reading post-colonial literature beyond the polarities of politics and poetics.

If you are interested in participating in the workshop please contact Shannon Golden at golde118@umn.edu.

Updated schedule: CHGS 2013 HGMV Workshop 2-1-2013.pdf

Interdisciplinary Workshop for Graduate Students and Faculty Holocaust, Genocide and Mass Violence Studies

Thursday, February 7
3:30-5:00 p.m.
Room 710 Social Sciences

Shannon Golden will present "International Law in Local Context: The ICC in Northern Uganda." as part of her dissertation research. Her dissertation explores the process of social reconstruction in post-war northern Uganda. On Thursday she will focus on the impact of the International Criminal Court in the lives of conflict survivors and their communities.

If you are interested in participating in the workshop please contact Shannon Golden at golde118@umn.edu.

Updated schedule: CHGS 2013 HGMV Workshop 2-1-2013.pdf

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