University of Vermont

The College of Arts and Sciences

Department of History



Monday, November 14, 2016, 7:00 PM, Waterman Bldg., Memorial Lounge

“Out of the Limelight or In: Raul Hilberg and the Future of Holocaust Studies,” lecture by Prof. Doris Bergen, University of Toronto, 14 November 2016, 7:00, Waterman Building, Memorial Lounge (room 338)

Of the lecture Professor Bergen writes:

"Academic study of the Holocaust has changed dramatically since Raul Hilberg publishedThe Destruction of the European Jewsin 1961. The 25 years since Christopher Browning delivered the first Hilberg Lecture at the University of Vermont have been particularly intense, with the proliferation of museums, monuments, institutes, and chairs devoted to Holocaust research and commemoration. What challenges does this extraordinary growth pose, now and for the future? What place does Hilberg have in a field that is increasingly global and digital, and whose practitioners are as likely to confront fame and sensation as obscurity and indifference? Is Hilberg's work still relevant?”

Doris Bergen is the Chancellor Rose and Ray Wolfe Professor of Holocaust Studies in the Department of History at the University of Toronto. Before coming to Toronto in 2007, she held positions at the University of Notre Dame and the University of Vermont (1991-1996). Her research and teaching focus on religion, gender, and ethnicity in the Holocaust and World War II. Bergen is the author or editor of five books, includingWar and Genocide: A Concise History of the Holocaust, which has been translated into Polish;Twisted Cross: The German Christian Movement in the Third Reich; andAlltag im Holocaust: jüdisches Leben im großdeutschen Reich 1941-1945(co-edited with Andrea Löw and Anna Hájková.) She is a member of the Academic Committee of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC.

Professor Bergen is indeed a fitting guest for this event for, as many of you know, she was one of the founders of the Center for Holocaust Studies here at UVM, which this year celebrates its twenty-fifth anniversary. Please consider joining us on Monday the 14th!



The UVM Center for Holocaust Studies sponsors many events featuring historical scholarship. You can visit the Holocaust Center’s schedule of events here.