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23 September 2016
00:00:10 - 00:00:12
UB/Belle van Zuilenzaal, Singel 425, Amsterdam

Utrecht Forum for Memory Studies: Masterclass with Michael Rothberg

Michael Rothberg is Professor of English and Head of the Department of English at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is also director of the Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies Initiative and a Conrad Humanities Scholar. From 2003-2009 he was Director of Illinois’s Unit for Criticism and Interpretive Theory. After a B.A. from Swarthmore College and a PhD from the CUNY Graduate Center in Comparative Literature, Rothberg works in the fields of critical theory and cultural studies, Holocaust studies, postcolonial studies, and contemporary literatures, as well as being affiliated with the Unit for Criticism and Interpretive Theory, the Department of French, the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures, and the Programs in Comparative Literature and Jewish Culture and Society. Prof. Rothberg is on the Editorial Board of the journals Memory Studies andStudies in American Jewish Literature, and has been a member of the International Academic Advisory Council of the Vienna Wiesenthal Institute for Holocaust Studies (2010-2013) and of the Advisory Group of the AHRC-funded project Translating Freedom (2011-2012). Currently, he is completing a book called The Implicated Subject: Beyond Victims and Perpetrators, which is under contract with Stanford University Press. With Yasemin Yildiz, he is writing another book that focuses on the intersections between migration and confrontation with National Socialism and the Holocaust in contemporary Germany.

PROGRAM

10:00–10:10 WELCOME, DR. IHAB SALOUL

10:10–11:00 LECTURE, PROF. DR. MICHAEL ROTHBERG

11:00–11:15 BREAK

11:15–12:00 QUESTIONS & DISCUSSION

12:00-13:00 CLOSING LUNCH

This masterclass is organized by The Huizinga Institute and The Amsterdam School for Heritage, Memory and Material Culture (AHM) at the University of Amsterdam, the Utrecht Forum for Memory Studies at Utrecht University, and the Royal Netherlands Historical Society (KNHG).

Masterclass Coordinator: Dr. Ihab Saloul

For registration, assignments or other practicalities please contact the Huizinga Institute: huizinga-fgw@uva.nl