Libraries are not only places for discovery of ideas and books; we also promote civil discussion about controversial topics in our Open Mind series. On Friday December 1st, Mark Scala, Chief Curator at the Frist Center for Visual Arts and Helmut Smith, Martha Rivers Ingram Professor
of History and Director of the Vanderbilt Digital Humanities Center will be part of a lively discussion about Memory and Monuments: Beyond Charlottesville.
Join students, faculty and staff in the Community Room for a lively discussion about how we frame history and memory in public spaces. What can we learn from recent events in New Orleans, Baltimore, Cairo and other cities? Controversial monuments to the Holocaust, to Columbus, and to Queen Victoria have incited discussions about removal and preservation of public sculpture. What should happen to public monuments and the processes they symbolize? Who decides? Who deserves a monument?
Monuments and Memory–Beyond Charlottesville (pdf)
What: Vanderbilt Libraries Open Mind Series and Reception
Memory and Monuments: Beyond Charlottesville
When: Friday, December 1, 2017 4:10PM to 6:00PM
Where: Library Community Room
Who: All are welcome