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Atkinson Forum in American Studies: Place, Memory, and the Public Monument

Saturday, November 10, 2018 at 12:30pm to 12:00pm

Milstein Hall
943 University Ave, Ithaca, NY 14850, USA

This two-day symposium will explore cultural, historical, design, and planning issues that arise around the creation of public memorials. The recent debates over Civil War monuments will serve as a starting point for a conversation about how communities identify people and places for commemoration, how meanings and values change over time and vary between groups, and how we give form to our universal need to ascribe significance to events, to interpret history, and to express our aspirations and identities.

The program consists of a series of formal presentations, panel and audience discussions, and an exhibition of new work by artist Mel Ziegler, 1000 Portraits. The forum runs from 12:30 p.m. on Friday, November 9, to 12 p.m. on Saturday, November 10, and will take place in the Abby and Howard Milstein Auditorium and Bibliowicz Family Gallery.

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City and Regional Planning



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Department of City and Regional Planning

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(607) 255-4613

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