Thursday, August 4 • 12:15pm - 1:30pm
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The Right to Dis-Remember: Contested Spaces of Memory through Public History and Archives

The removal of the Confederate flag from the South Carolina State House and public statutes and the recent renaming of college dormitories on campuses highlight the complex ways in which monuments and memorials frame public history. Panelists discuss the various ways in which different stakeholders (e.g., public and city officials, public and private institutions, and archives) craft public memorials for very different purposes and how diverse (and often marginalized) communities often craft counter narratives to the ways historical events and places are publicly celebrated. (Sponsored by the SAA Diversity Committee; panelists to be announced.) 


Christiana Dobrzynski

College Archivist, Bryn Mawr College
Christiana Dobrzynski is the College Archivist at Bryn Mawr, as well as a consultant for artists, activists, and community archives, with a focus on cultural objects as records and storytelling as medicine for healing bloodline trauma.

Maurice J. Hobson

Assistant Professor, African-American Studies, Georgia State University
Assistant ProfessorAfrican-American StudiesGeorgia State University

Enrique Chmelnik Lubinsky

Director, Center of Documentation and Research of the Jewish Communities in Mexico
DirectorCenter of Documentation and Research of the Jewish Communities in Mexico 
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Kara Tucina Olidge

Executive Director, Amistad Research Center, Tulane University
Dr. Olidge is the Executive Director of the Amistad Research Center. She is the former Deputy Director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture (NYPL). Her scholarly work focuses on the intersection of art, critical cosmopolitanism, and community activism. She received... Read More →

Thursday August 4, 2016 12:15pm - 1:30pm EDT
Salon E Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303