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HIST 5504 Making History Public: Righting Historical Wrongs since the 1990s (Fall: 3 )

Course Description

The last quarter-century witnessed a global boom in public efforts to confront historical injustices, including legal trials to return Nazi gold, compensation for Native Peoples' land claims, Japanese government apologies for wartime sexual slavery, and Latin American truth commissions. These and other measures aim to establish belated reconciliation between victims and perpetrators of mass atrocities. The course will 1) teach basic data visualization techniques, including GIS mapping and network analysis, to investigate the global spread of historical restitution cases and the emergence of collective apology and individual compensation as a new global "norm"; 2) result in a student-curated exhibition in the History Department.

Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Franziska Seraphim

Prerequisites: The History Core, Parts I and II.

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Last Updated: 24-Jun-17