Center Program features Prof. Amos Goldberg (Jerusalem) on the Holocaust and the Nakba - Oct 19

The Third Center Lunch Colloquium features the ground-breaking work by Dr. Amos Goldberg, Associate Professor at the Department of Jewish History and Contemporary Jewry and the head of the Research Institute of Contemporary Jewry at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel. The ZOOM-based colloquium will take place on Monday, Oct. 19, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. Prof. Goldberg will join us from Jerusalem. The event will focus on his important co-edited (with political theorist Bashir Bashir) collection entitledThe Holocaust and the Nakba: A New Grammar of Trauma and History (Columbia University Press 2018). This volume introduces a new and original frame for a productive conversation about the Holocaust and Nakba, the 1948 mass flight and expulsion of Palestinian Arabs.

Dr. Goldberg is a renowned Israeli cultural historian whose innovative and award-winning work is interdisciplinary in nature. His studies focus on the history of the Jews in the Holocaust as well as on Holocaust memory and historiography. His many other publications include Trauma in First Person: Diary Writing during the Holocaust (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2017) and – co-edited with Haim Hazan – Marking Evil: Holocaust Memory in the Global Age (New York: Berghahn Books, 2015). From 2007 to 2013, Prof. Goldberg served as co-editor of the bilingual journal Dapim: Studies on the Holocaust (Taylor and Francis). He is a research fellow at the influential Van Leer Jerusalem Institute in Jerusalem and serves both on the scientific committee of the Van Leer Institute Press and on the core advisory board of the Hebrew-language journal Theory and Criticism.  

The Center for Judaic, Holocaust and Peace Studies’ Lunch Research Colloquia are based on (1)  pre-circulated texts that we ask everyone to read prior to the meeting. The featured scholars will then (2) give a (quite short) introduction to their work, also situating it in the broader literature and highlighting some of the key insights. Afterwards, the main segment of the event is taken up by (3) lively discussions that address all of the questions that participants may have. Towards the end of the colloquium, participants -- mainly faculty, students and staff from ASU or other institutions of higher learning -- will (4) have an opportunity to benefit from our guests’ expertise by asking them for feed-back and help with their own research projects. 

For more information, to receive the texts for the colloquium and the Zoom link, please contact the Center at or 828.262.2311.

The colloquium is organized by the Center for Judaic, Holocaust, and Peace Studies and co-sponsored by ASU's Departments of History, Interdisciplinary Studies, and Philosophy and Religion, and the Peace and Genocide Education Club.