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HIST 4502 History, Memory, Media in the Twentieth Century (Fall: 3 )

Course Description

This discussion-based course introduces students to the main theories, debates, and practices of historical memory from interwar modernism and wartime propaganda to the postwar crisis of memory in the face of mass atrocities and contemporary struggles with truth claims in the age of historical restitution. The course takes a global view with examples from around the world, but the memory of World War II-related injustices in Europe and Asia looms large. Emphasis is placed on exploring different media of memory, including rituals, memorials, trials, literature, and art.

Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Franziska Seraphim

Prerequisites: The History Core, Parts I and II.

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Last Updated: 24-Jun-17