The lecture took place on Wednesday, September 14, 2022 at 10.30 am at VMU Mažoji salė (S. Daukanto 28 St., Kaunas)

The Center of Social Anthropology at VMU cordially invited all students, scholars and practitioners interested in topics of memory politics and its research to the public lecture by anthropologist dr. Krista Hegburg,

Topic of the lecture: ”How Anthropology poses a challenge to Holocaust and Memory Studies?”

Questions discussed:

How societies remember and how to study their memory?

Are we ethically and politically obligated to remember, and what happens if we don’t?

And above all – how to grasp the fading history of our past and present?

Dr. Krista Hegburg (Ph.D., Anthropology, Columbia University) is a staff scholar and the Senior Program Officer for International Academic Programs at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies. Before joining the Museum, she taught in the Department of Anthropology at Rutgers University. Her main research interests concern anthropology of memory, political anthropology, Holocaust studies, Roma genocide and commemoration practices.