Deutsch Intern
Global Systems and intercultural Competence

Monuments & Memory - WueGlobal Online Exhibition

Date: 04/19/2021, 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Category: Blockseminare, B, D
Organizer: Lehrstuhl für Amerikanistik & Institut für Geschichte // Fachbereich: fächerübergreifend
Speaker: Prof. Dr. MaryAnn Snyder-Körber, Prof. Dr. Helmut Flachenecker, Dr. Timothy Johnson & Prof. Dr. Wayne M. Riggs

Memorials are intended to aid memory. They do so by transforming people, events, and dates into the solidity of stone. Spaces are thereby created to which we can go to have our understanding of the past confirmed and strengthened or, alternatively, challenged and complicated. Currently, however, people visit memorials to do battle: for and against varying visions of history, political viewpoints, and, not least, with their fellow citizens.

This seminar is devoted to grappling with the cultural functions of memorials and their relation to collective memory as well as current "momument wars" that have sent statues toppling from Charleston, South Carolina to the British port of Birmingham.

Online-Exhibition (10 November 2021):

The results of multi-media student projects, developed within the framework of the WueGlobal-seminar “Monuments & Memory”, which are conducted digitally during the summer term 2021 and involve Prof. Dr. Flachenecker (History) and Prof. Dr. Snyder-Körber (American Cultural Studies) of JMU, as well as professors of the Flagler-Colleges in St. Augustine and Tallahassee Florida/USA, are presented on a JMU website as an online-exhibition.

Please visit the WueGlobal website  for more information.

Seminar registration via Wuestudy:

Chair of American Studies (1. pararellgroup)

Institute of History (3. pararellgroup)