CHR Memory and Difficult Pasts Reading Group

Welcome! This reading group on memory and difficult pasts will take up the theoretical, methodological, historical and narratological challenges of remembering, commemorating, and attending to in the present, historical atrocity. Under the umbrella of the Center for Humanities Research, we will gather three times a semester to discuss selected readings. This will be a forum to discuss both published works, and also the work-in-progress of members of the reading group. The meetings are meant to be open forums for discussion, debate, and exposure to new ideas and methodologies. If you’d like more information about the group, please contact one of the co-coordinators, Mark Peterson ( or Prof. Alison Landsberg ( If you’d like to join the group and be added to our listserv, please email Mark Peterson (

Spring 2021 meeting dates and times will be posted here—please check back!