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Sites of Reckoning Symposium: Keynote James E. Young, Ph.D

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Georgia State University's Ernest G. Welch School of Art & Design

10 Peachtree Center Ave. SE

Atlanta, GA 30303

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About the Keynote Speaker:
James E. Young, Ph.D., is the Distinguished University Professor Emeritus and Founding Director of Institute for Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies, University of Massachusetts Amherst. Professor Young is one of the world’s leading experts on memorial sites, and someone whose work has been pioneering in establishing this line of scholarly inquiry. Professor Young’s presentation will reflect on memorial art, loss, and the spaces in between by comparing memorial production processes at major memorial sites in New York, Berlin, and Norway.

About the Symposium:
This two-day symposium scheduled for March 5-6, 2020 at Georgia State University will bring together a distinguished group of U.S. and international scholars to consider memorials and museums as important sites for truth telling and accounting for past violence. It will also explore how these sites narrate violent histories in particular ways—privileging some truths over others—and with distinct intents. The ongoing controversies about removing Confederate statues across the US – and especially in the South – are obvious examples of these dilemmas. In addition, we have planned an optional field trip on Saturday, March 7, 2020 to visit The National Memorial for Peace and Justice and The Legacy Museum: From Enslavement to Mass Incarceration in Montgomery, Alabama.

For more information, visit https://chrd.gsu.edu/events/reckoningsymposium/
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