February 26, 2024

Hansen-Glucklich Delivers Keynote at University of Utah

Associate Professor of German Jennifer Hansen-Glucklich

Associate Professor of German Jennifer Hansen-Glucklich

Associate Professor of German Jennifer Hansen-Glucklich gave a keynote address on antisemitism at the University of Utah on Monday, November 7th. The address was part of the university’s annual “U-Remembers the Holocaust” week (organized by the Center for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion).  The theme this year was “Erasure of History.” Read more.

Hansen-Glucklich Shares Expertise on With Good Reason

Assistant Professor of Modern Languages and Literatures Jennifer Hansen-Glucklich

Assistant Professor of Modern Languages and Literatures Jennifer Hansen-Glucklich

Assistant Professor of Modern Languages and Literatures Jennifer Hansen-Glucklich will share her expertise on separate with listeners across the country on the  With Good Reason radio program. Hansen-Glucklich, who studies how museums in the U.S., Berlin and Jerusalem portray the Holocaust, will be featured on Finding Marginalized Jewish Voices in Selma, Alabama, March 23 to 29.

Hansen-Glucklich relates to WGR listeners the results of her extensive reviews of three Holocaust museums – Israel’s Yad Vashem in Jerusalem, Germany’s Jewish Museum in Berlin and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) in Washington, D.C. Her book, Holocaust Memory Reframed: Museums and the Challenges of Representation, chronicles her observations of the architecture and exhibits of each, and how they communicate the Holocaust narrative within specific cultural contexts.

“How does a nation deal with its own crimes? How does it represent itself as a perpetrator?” Hansen-Glucklich asks on the show. Often, she explains, museums across Germany and Austria do so by telling the story of the Holocaust from the victims’ point of view. “This is very important to give them back their voice,” she said.

Hansen-Glucklich holds a Ph.D. in Germanic languages and literatures from the University of Virginia. She has been a visiting professor at the Universität Wien and the Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz, and held fellowships at the Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies at the USHMM and with the German Academic Exchange Service. She is currently working on a book about German Jewish immigrants to Israel in the 1930s.

With Good Reason airs Sundays at 2 p.m. in Fredericksburg on Radio IQ 88.3 Digital. A complete list of broadcast times and audio files of the full programs (posted the week of the show) can be found online at www.withgoodreasonradio.org. Produced by Virginia Humanities for the Virginia Higher Education Broadcasting Consortium, With Good Reason airs on 100 stations in 33 states.  Read more.

Jewish Cultural Celebration Events Nov. 5-9

The Jewish Cultural Celebration will be held Nov. 5-9 and will feature traditional Jewish food, a movie night and speakers.

For a complete list of events, visit https://students.umw.edu/multicultural/programs/jewish-cultural-awareness-week/.

Dr. Mark Naison, professor of history and African American studies at Fordham University, will deliver a keynote address on Thursday, Nov. 8 at 7 p.m. in Lee Hall, Room 411.

Naison is the author of seven books and more than 300 articles on African American politics, labor history, popular culture, and education policy. A member of the Congress of Racial Equality and Students for a Democratic Society in the 1960s, his first book, Communists in Harlem in the Depression, published in 1983, is still in print and is used in graduate courses around the nation.

Dr. Naison is the founder of the Bronx African American History Project (BAAHP), one of the largest community-based oral history projects in the nation, and has brought his research into more than 30 Bronx schools, Bronx-based cultural organizations, and NGO’s. In recent years, the BAAHP’s research has led to granting landmark status to several streets with historic significance, as well as the founding of a cultural center honoring the Bronx’s musical heritage. A co-founder of the Bronx Berlin Youth exchange, Dr. Naison has published articles about Bronx music and Bronx culture in German, Spanish, Catalan, and Portuguese as well as English, and given talks about these subjects in Germany, Spain, and Italy. He recently published a novel, Pure Bronx, co-written with his former student Melissa Castillo-Garsow, and a book of essays on educational policy and Bronx history, Badass Teachers Unite. His seventh book is Before the Fires, An Oral History of African American Life in the Bronx From the 1930s to the 1960s.



Hansen-Glucklich Talks about Holocaust Memories, Jewish Remembrance

Jennifer Hansen-Glucklich, assistant professor of German, was quoted in the Massachusetts Daily Collegian about her lecture “Holocaust Memory Reframed: Museums and the Challenges of Misrepresentation.”

Her presentation centered on how three distinct museums of Jewish remembrance – Yad Vashem in Jerusalem, Israel, the Jewish Museum Berlin in Berlin, Germany and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C.

“The narrative which all three museums create resonate with the civil religions of their context cultures.” Hansen-Glucklich said in the article. “There has been an explosion in the number of Holocaust museums and remembrances around the world, especially in Europe and the United States during the past few decades. Museums and memorials reach an audience of a size and diversity unrivaled by most other media – the Holocaust museum in D.C has received nearly 40 million visitors since it opened its doors in 1993. This staggering statistic shows how powerfully a single institution can shape memory of a single event.”



Professor talks Holocaust museums and Jewish remembrance (The Massachusetts Daily Collegian)

UMW Re-creates Fall of the Berlin Wall for 25th Anniversary (The Free Lance-Star)