Nov 29, 2022 - 7
Nov 30, 2022 - 9am–3:30pm
Room 210 Levis Faculty Center, 919 W. Illinois, Urbana

Join us for the workshop Monuments, Museums, and Memory on Nov 29-30, organized by the Illinois Global Institute's Women & Gender in Global Perspectives Program. 

This workshop is sponsored by Women and Gender in Global Perspectives Program (WGGP) in collaboration with Kyushu University, Japan. Co-sponsored by: Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation; Center for African Studies; Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies; East Asian Languages & Cultures; College of Fine and Applied Arts; College of Law; Humanities Research Institute; Illinois International Programs; Initiative in Holocaust, Genocide, Memory Studies; and Krannert Art Museum.

All workshop events will be conducted in English and take place at the Levis Faculty Center.


Registration is available online (schedule listed below). To register, visit

If you have any questions, please contact Anita Kaiser via email or call (217) 333-6221.

Workshop Schedule

Tuesday, November 29

7:00pm Opening keynote by Ann Burroughs, President and CEO of the Japanese American National Museum, Levis Faculty Center

Wednesday, November 30

8:30-9:00am Light breakfast and registration

9:00-9:10am Welcome remarks by Colleen Murphy and Ran Zwigenberg

9:10-10:40am Human Rights, Heritage and Memory
Colleen Murphy, Law and Director of the Women and Gender in Global
Perspectives Program, Illinois
Toru Oga, Political Science, Kyushu University
Shao Dan, East Asian Languages and Cultures, Illinois
Ren Yatsunami, Law, Kyushu University

10:40am-11:50am Museums
Cristobal Bianchi Geisse, Art and Design, Illinois
Emily Anderson, Curator, Japanese American National Museum
Ayako Fukushima, Environmental Design, Kyushu University

12:00pm-1:15pm Lunchtime Roundtable keynote on “Holocaust and Genocide Memory and Monuments – Remembering through Memory Activism”
Tali Nates, Johannesburg Holocaust & Genocide Centre (NPC)
Mduduzi Ntuli, Johannesburg Holocaust & Genocide Centre (NPC)
Catherine Boyd, Johannesburg Holocaust & Genocide Centre (NPC)

1:30pm –3:00pm Memory and Heritage
Brett Kaplan, Comparative and World Literature and Director of the Initiative in Holocaust, Genocide, Memory Studies, Illinois
Ran Zwigenberg, Asian Studies, History, and Jewish Studies, Kyushu-Penn State
Naoko Gunji, East Asian Languages and Cultures, Illinois
Gloria Yu Yang, Architecture, Kyushu University

3:00-3:15pm Closing remarks
Colleen Murphy and Ran Zwigenberg


Women and Gender in Global Perspectives is committed to providing universal access to our events. Accessibility needs can be entered on the registration form, or you can contact Anita Kaiser via email or call (217) 333-6221 if you have accessibility questions. We appreciate advance notice if possible so that we may care for your accessibility needs.