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Monuments, Memory, and Meaning after Charlottesville

Monday, September 18, 2017, 6:00pm

Monroe County Public Library Auditorium

Removal of Confederate monuments from public spaces across the United States has become a controversial topic in the aftermath of the recent white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. Four Indiana University historians discuss how war memorials have helped shape public memory. The case studies discussed range from the United States to post-colonial Africa and Europe. The roundtable will offer the opportunity for an open discussion about lessons to be learned from these examples.

John Bodnar is Distinguished and Chancellor’s Professor, Department of History. Professor Bodnar has written extensively about issues of memory and commemoration in the United States, including the complex contest between private and public memories of WWII.

Maria Bucur is John W. Hill Chair of East European History and Professor, Department of History. Bucur focuses on modern Eastern European history, including a monograph on war and memorialization in Romania.

Edward Linenthal is Professor, Department of History, a scholar of American culture and history, has also served on advisory commissions for both the memorial for those killed on Flight 93 in Shanksville PA on 9/11, and for the memorialization of those murdered on the island of Utøya, Norway on July 22, 2011.

Michelle R. Moyd is Associate Professor in the Department of History, and Interim Director of the Center for Research on Race and Ethnicity in Society. She has written on African soldiers in World War I, and in the context of colonialism.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact cahi@indiana.edu.