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Learning from the Holocaust: Public Monuments, Museums, and Memory

March 24, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 5:30 pm

The Uhlman Family Seminar, in collaboration with the Center for Jewish Studies

Recent controversies over monuments featuring leaders and soldiers of the Confederacy in the American Civil War have sparked heated debates—and violent acts—over what to publicly commemorate and how to do it. Many suggest that honoring the victims of historic catastrophes would provide more resolution and healing for communities than celebrating the actors that perpetrated them. This seminar explores how memorialization in art and public spaces in Europe and America of those murdered in the Holocaust offers lessons for Americas as we contend with a painful national past.

Memory and Confederate Monuments in America
W. Fitzhugh Brundage, William B. Umstead Professor of History

Art and the Memory of the Holocaust in Germany
Paul Jaskot, Professor of Art, Art History and Visual Studies, Duke University

Memory and Holocaust Memorials in Europe
Karen Auerbach, Assistant Professor of History and Stuart E. Eizenstat Fellow

Problematic Remembering: Lessons for America from the Holocaust
Waitman Wade Beorn, Lecturer, Department of History, University of Virginia; Consultant, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Healing and Hurting through Remembrance
A panel discussion with our speakers

9:15 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, March 24, 2018. The tuition is $125 ($110 by January 18). Tuition for teachers is $62.50 ($55 by January 18).  Teachers can also receive a $75 stipend after attending (click here for more information) and 10 contact hours for 1 unit of renewal credit. The optional lunch is $15.00.

Discounts are available for UNC students, faculty, & staff. See our UNC Student, Staff, & Faculty Discounted Registration Policy here.

Co-Sponsored by the General Alumni Association.

For information about GAA discounts and other scholarships available to Humanities Program participants, click here.

Register here or call us at 919.962.1544. 



March 24, 2018
9:00 am - 5:30 pm
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