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HIST 5502 Making History Public: Monuments and Monumentality (Fall: 3 )

Course Description

What are monuments? Why are they erected? And why are monuments so central to any introduction to, or history of, a place or city? What do we get from viewing, experiencing, and learning about monuments? In short, the theme of this course is how we make monuments and how monuments make us. We will explore rare historical books found at the John J. Burns Library, which describe and represent buildings and monuments in various times and places. The course will result in an exhibition of both excerpts of the books and the monuments therein.

Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Dana Sajdi

Prerequisites: The History Core, Parts I and II.

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Last Updated: 24-Jun-17