Lots to Say About Memorials?

June 12, 2010 at 9:07 am 1 comment

Vietnam Veterans Memorial by Maya Lin, completed 1982, Washington, DC

This fall I’m starting a Memorials Discussion Group at the University of Delaware.
We’ll get together regularly to share ideas about the various aspects of memorials.  All types of commemorative structures and practices are possible subjects- sculpture, mural paintings, mosaics, quilts, parades, reading of names or statements, building plaques, photographs, and more.

So far I know we’ll have some graduate students and faculty members from the history and art history departments participating in the discussions. But we want more folks to join us to keep the conversations rich and interesting.

Sociologists, anthropologists, archaeologists, cultural geographers, conservators, artists, and everyone else who works (or has a strong interest) in memorial culture is welcome to join the group.

Meetings will be informal (no readings required!) and held in the University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware area.

If you’re in the Newark, DE area and love to talk about memorials, send me a note via the comments section.


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  • 1. jane  |  June 12, 2010 at 3:04 pm

    I would be very interested in joining the group. I will be in my second year of the Ph.D. program at the University of Delaware in Art History.




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