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P.h.D. Candidate in Spanish and Portuguese Erma Nezirevic to Present at CHGS Workshop

P.h.D. Candidate in Spanish and Portuguese Erma Nezirevic to Present at CHGS Workshop

"Mobile Memories: Collective Memory of Mass Violence in Spain and the (ex) Yugoslavia"
Interdisciplinary Workshop for Graduate Students and Faculty Holocaust, Genocide and Mass Violence Studies
Friday, March 29, 12:00-1:30 p.m. Room 710 Social Sciences

Spain and (ex)Yugoslavia have followed a seemingly parallel historical path in the twentieth century, including similar experiences of rising nationalisms, civil wars, dictatorships, transitions to democracy, and subsequent struggles over collective memory. Erma examines the interrelations between the collective memories of civil war and mass violence in both places (including new ex-Yugoslav states). Her goal is to explore how collective memory works between them and show how cultural production in one influences the other and vice versa. This exchange, along with their global and multigenerational influences, represents "mobile memories," for which a study of interdisciplinary sources is crucial.

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

Remaining Workshop Schedule:

April 11: Thursday, 3:30-5:00 p.m. (609 Social Sciences)
Matthias Falter, " 'Antifascist Consensus' & the 'Club of Political Correctness': Addressing National Socialism in Austrian Parliamentary Debates on Right-wing Extremism"

April 25: Thursday, 3:30-5:00 p.m. (710 Social Sciences)
Hiromi Mizuno, "When Crimes Cannot Be Punished: the Comfort Women Issue and International Human Rights Law"

May 3: Friday, 12:00-1:30 p.m. (710 Social Sciences)
Courtney Gildersleeve

May 9: Thursday, 3:30-5:00 p.m. (710 Social Sciences)
Eric Harkleroad