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  • Whigham&Fine
    Colloquia Lecture

    Memorialization and Memory

    How are collective memories shaped and how do the forms they take inform our interpretations and actions in the present? And why is the process of memorialization so contested? This event looks at the roles that memory and memorialization play in resisting different iterations of authoritarianism. Todd Fine, President of the Washington Street Advocacy Group, and Dr. Kerry Whigham, a postdoctoral research and teaching fellow at Binghamton University’s Institute for Genocide and Mass Atrocity Prevention, will discuss recent debates around memorials in the…

  • sarajevo_hagaddah
    Lecture Special Event Columbia University, International Affairs Building

    The Holocaust in Yugoslavia: The Miracle of the Sarajevo Haggadah and the Albanian Rescue of the Jews

    The Holocaust in Yugoslavia: The Miracle of the Sarajevo Haggadah and the Albanian Rescue of the Jews Thursday, February 20, 2020, at 6:30 pm & Friday, February 21, 2020 at 9:15 am SPECIAL LOCATION: Columbia University, International Affairs Building, 420 West 118th Street, 12th Floor, New York, NY 10027 The KHC and the Harriman Institute at Columbia University are pleased to co-sponsor a two-day symposium about the Holocaust in Yugoslavia. On Thursday, February 20th we will screen the documentary, Besa:…

  • PAGE10-JudyDow
    Lecture

    Eugenics, Historical Trauma and Survivance: A Conversation with Artist and Educator Judy Dow

    Judy Dow, whose artwork is featured in the current KHC exhibition, Survivance and Sovereignty on Turtle Island: Engaging with Contemporary Native American Art, speaks about her use of Abenaki basket making to tell the untold stories of her ancestors who experienced oppression and injustice. She will address her work in the exhibition and related research pertaining to the Vermont Eugenics survey that targeted her family, making connections to the broader eugenics movement and its lasting effects. Following her presentation there will be a…

  • PAGE12-Protest
    Colloquia Lecture

    Protest and Social Movements

    For the past decade, under authoritarian regimes and bourgeois democracies alike, we have seen millions of urban protesters take to the streets across the globe, sometimes occupying local spaces and other times bringing the work of their cities to a halt. Dr. Penny Lewis of CUNY’s School of Labor and Urban Studies and Mark Frazier, Professor of Politics and Academic Director of the India China Institute at the New School for Social Research, will discuss these dynamics as well as the limits and potentialities…

  • PAGE12-Democracy
    Colloquia Lecture

    Dismantling Democracy

    The flip side of authoritarianism is democracy, which is performed and protected through a complex web of institutions, documents, social norms, and belief systems. The speakers for this event will address the processes through which the conditions for the practice of democracy can and have been eroded in the past and present. Part of the KHC/NEH 2019-2020 Colloquium: Authoritarianism on the Continuum   This event is FREE, but registration is requested.

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