“Memorialization Unmoored” symposium explores post-violence memory

March 26, 2018

A diverse collection of scholars gathered at Yale on March 8 and 9 to discuss how post-violence memorialization is increasingly unmoored from state control, physical space, and even–to an extent–reality as we know it. Reflecting a wide range of disciplines (including anthropology, art and architecture, film, history, sociology, political science) and discussing an even wider range of cases (from a field in Croatia to an on-line recreation of Guantanamo Bay), participants engaged in a fruitful discussion of both the expanding modes of memorialization and the sometimes dizzying implications of new developments.

The conference was funded by the The Edward J. and Dorothy Clarke Kempf Memorial Fund. 

For a longer summary, see the MacMillan Center news site.