The Initiative in Holocaust, Genocide, Memory Studies (HGMS) hosted a one-day symposium on Friday, September 4 from 9am-4pm via zoom . This third annual symposium drew graduate students working in different fields with diverse interests from across the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The symposium showcased the diverse and brilliant work within memory studies (broadly conceived) that students are doing at the university. It was an opportunity to share ideas and resources, to schmooze and connect. .
Candice Jenkins, Professor of English and African American Studies, UIUC. Keynote lecture: "Toward a Theory of Speculative Pressimism." The taping of the keynote speaker can be viewed here.