Clark University announces fall lectures

 

Following is a list of events planned by Clark University’s Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies. These events are free and open to the public.

Lecture
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
“A Gendered Aftermath: The Armenian Genocide and Its Women”

Rose Library, Cohen-Lasry House, 11 Hawthorne Street
4 p.m.
Professor Lerna Ekmekçioğlu (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) will discuss Ottoman policy toward Armenian women and children during World War I. She will describe how the Armenian Patriarchate in Istanbul located, retrieved, categorized, rehabilitated, and “recycled” formerly kidnapped women and their children conceived in Muslim households during the post-genocide years, 1918 to 1922. This event is co-sponsored with the Women and Gender Studies Program and the Political Science Department.

Book presentation
Thursday, October 3, 2013
“The Challenge of Powerlessness: Writing History from the Victims’ Perspective”

Rose Library, Cohen-Lasry House, 11 Hawthorne Street
4 p.m.
Professor Amos Goldberg (Hebrew University) will present his award-winning book, “Trauma in First Person: Diary Writing during the Holocaust” (2012 Ben Gurion University Press) which seeks to lay bare the writers’ search for meaning and their (non) understanding of the ever-changing situation they faced.

Lecture
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
“The Nature of German Anti-Semitism during the Third Reich”

Rose Library, Cohen-Lasry House, 11 Hawthorne Street
4 p.m.
Professor Thomas Kohut (Williams College) will analyze the psychological nature of German antisemitism using findings from his current research as well as his recent book, “A German Generation: An Experiential History of the Twentieth Century” (Jan. 2012 Yale University Press).

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