HIST 3031 Study and Writing of History: Historical Memory in the Global 1990s (Spring: 3 )
The 1990s witnessed a “memory boom” around the world. Fifty years after World War II, new claims of restitution for and commemoration of war atrocities assumed an unprecedented urgency in politics and public culture as survivors and veterans neared the end of their lives. More generally, how societies remember, and what they forget, became an explosive subject of public debate about reconciliation in the age of post-Cold War global reorientation. This course offers opportunities to investigate, through original research, one of the many “history wars” as they unfolded in East Asia, Europe, the American South, and elsewhere.
Instructor(s): Franziska Seraphim
Last Updated: 18-Apr-17