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The Fall 2013 Symposium of the Potomac Center for the Study of Modernity: War and Race

CORCORAN GALLERY OF ART AND COLLEGE OF ART + DESIGN

Friday, September 27, 2013 from 1:30 PM to 5:30 PM (EDT)

Washington, D.C., DC

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The Fall 2013 Symposium of the Potomac Center for the Study of Modernity: War and Race

Friday, September 27, 1:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
Free, Pre-registration encouraged
 
Wars have been fought over racial hatred, mistrust, and misunderstanding, but wars have also put received notions of race under unusual pressure. This scholarly symposium brings together professors from three fields to consider how the violence and upheaval of modern warfare--whether in combat or on the home front--have affected the construction and understanding of racial categories. Scheduled to coincide with the Corcoran's exhibition War/Photography: Images of Armed Conflict and Its Aftermath, the symposium addresses photographs of escaped slaves during the Civil War, the remaking of segregation during World War II, and role of race in the recent global "war on terror." Speakers include Makeda Best (Assistant Professor, Visual Studies, California College of the Arts), Thomas Guglielmo (Associate professor, American Studies, The George Washington University), and Sylvia Shin Huey Chong (Associate Professor, English and American Studies, University of Virginia). For further information about speakers and schedule, see the Potomac Center's website:  www.thepotomaccenter.org.

Photo credit: Philip Jones Griffiths, Called “Little Tiger” for killing two “Viet Cong women cadre”—his mother and teacher, it was rumored, Vietnam, 1968. Gelatin silver print. The Philip Jones Griffiths Foundation, courtesy of Howard Greenberg Gallery. © Philip Jones Griffiths / Magnum Photos.

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Corcoran Gallery of Art and College of Art + Design
500 17th St NW
Washington, D.C., DC 20006

Friday, September 27, 2013 from 1:30 PM to 5:30 PM (EDT)


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