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HIST 4817 The Making and Unmaking of Memory in 20th Century America (Fall: 3 )

Course Description

This course will explore the dynamic interrelationship between memory and history in twentieth-century America. The contested creation and perpetuation of memories are often grounded in contemporary concerns and are crucial to the formation of personal and public identities. Students will be introduced to the interdisciplinary methods and theory behind the historical study of memory and mediums of memory including the state, monuments, museums, films, and photography. The course will conclude with several case studies - the American Civil War, New England living history, the Vietnam Memorial, the Enola Gay, and 9/11 - to further illuminate the understanding of historical memory.

Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Sarah Nytroe

Prerequisites: History Core.

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Last Updated: 24-Jun-17