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Events for the 2014-2015 Academic Year


Spring 2015


The Seventh Miller Symposium

April 18-19, 2015

Saturday, April 18, 2015
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
University of Vermont Waterman Building, Memorial Lounge, Room 338

Sunday, April 19, 2015
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
University of Vermont Waterman Building, Memorial Lounge, Room 338

Click here for complete symposium schedule...

Responses in the Middle East to National Socialism and the Holocaust, 1933-1945

Contemporary Reactions in the Middle East to Nazism and the Holocaust: Scholarship and the "War of Narratives"
Gilbert Achcar, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London

Get out of Mosul, Hajj Amin: Iraqi Elites, Iraqi Jews, and Nazism
Orit Bashkin, University of Chicago

Demon and Heretic: Intellectual Representations of Hitler and Nazism in the Egyptian Public Sphere, 1938-1945”
Israel Gershoni, Tel Aviv University

Rescue or Rejection: Facts and Myths about Turkey and the Holocaust
Corry Guttstadt, University of Hamburg

Defining the Nation and its Other: Discussing Nazi Ideology in Syria and Lebanon during the 1930s
Götz Nordbruch, Georg Eckert Institut-Leibnitz Institut, Braunschweig

The Persecution of the Jews in Germany in Egyptian and Palestinian Public Discourses: A Comparative Perspective
Esther Webman, Tel Aviv University

Underwritten by the Carolyn and Leonard Miller Distinguished Professorship for Holocaust Studies, and co-sponsored by the UVM Middle East Studies Program.


Monday, April 20, 2015, 4:30-7:00 PM, Billings Library


Nazi Looting, the Monuments Men, and Art Restitution Today


Sharon Flescher, Executive Director International Foundation for Art Research
Victoria Reed, Monica S. Sadler Curator for Provenance, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Jonathan Petropoulos, John V. Croul Professor of European History, Claremont McKenna College

Symposium organizers: Anthony Grudin and Kelley Helmstutler Di Dio (both of the UVM Department of Art and Art History

Sponsored by: Department of Art and Art History, UVM Humanities Center, the Robert Hull Fleming Museum, and the Miller Center for Holocaust Studies.

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