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Illume/Knapp - Erika Doss, PhD: "Troubling Memorials: Disgraced Monuments in America"

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Illume/Knapp - Erika Doss, PhD: "Troubling Memorials: Disgraced Monuments in America"

This event occurred in the past

Illume/Knapp - Erika Doss, PhD: "Troubling Memorials: Disgraced Monuments in America"

This event occurred in the past

Date and Time

  • Monday, September 10, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Location

Mother Rosalie Hill Hall, Warren Auditorium

5998 Alcala Park San Diego, CA 92110

Cost

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Details

From the toppling of a statue of King George III in New York in 1776 to the recent removal (or relocation) of statues and monuments that pay homage to the Confederacy, the United States has had a long history of “reckoning” with memorials, monuments, and other forms of public art that citizens deem oppressive, shameful, hateful, or simply “out of sync” with current values and ideals.  This lecture traces how, why, and when Americans target public art, and the dilemmas of dissent and historical accountability in public culture. Erika Doss, PhD, is Professor of American Studies at the University of Notre Dame.

About the Illume Speaker Series

The College of Arts and Sciences is the liberal arts heart of the University of San Diego. Our students and faculty exemplify the power, vitality and value of a liberal arts and sciences education every day. To champion the tradition and future of the artes liberales, we have created the Illume Speaker Series featuring our own renowned faculty scholars, invited thought-leaders and prominent public figures to advance the liberal arts on our campus and inspire lifelong learning in our surrounding communities.

This event is open to the public

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Humanities Center
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Community and Government Relations
Degheri Alumni Center Room 214
5998 Alcalá Park
San Diego, CA 92110

Phone: (619) 260-4297
Fax: (619) 260-6820
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