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Memory, Monuments and Community



Memory, Monuments and Community

The second of Reshaping the Past talks: "Memory, Monuments and Community" on the political use of history is a round table on the animated discussion that in recent times has taken place about the presence of monuments that represent a controversial heritage from the past, lke the ones dedicated to C. Columbus, or those dedicated to the representatives of the Confederates in the south of the United States.


Fraser Ottanelli

His areas of specialization are ethnic and labor history, comparative migration, and US history in a global age. On these topics He has written two books and numerous articles and essays. He is currently completing a book manuscript, Migration and the Shaping of Ethnic Identity. In recent years He has been a Visiting Scholar in the Department of History and Civilization of European University Institute, Florence (Italy) and a Professeur Associé at the Université Paris VII—Denis Diderot (France). Currently He serves on the Executive Committee and is a member of the Board of Governors of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives (ALBA) at NYU. He also serves as part of the research team of the Asaba Memorial Project—an effort to document and memorialize a mass killing of civilians that took place in 1967, during the Nigerian Civil War.

Harriet Senie

Professor Harriet F. Senie’s chief areas of research are public art, memorials, memory and material culture, the American landscape tradition (specifically, themes of the road in American art and culture), and contemporary pilgrimage practice. She is Professor of Art History and Director of the M.A. program in Art History and Art Museum Studies Program at City College of New York. In Fall 2000 Prof. Senie was appointed Visiting Distinguished Professor at Carnegie Mellon University. She previously served as Associate Director of the Princeton Art Museum and Gallery Director at SUNY, Old Westbury. In 2008, with Professor Cher Krause Knight, she co-founded Public Art Dialogue, an international organization that is also a College Art Association (CAA) affiliate. The journal, Public Art Dialogue, that she co-edits with Prof. Knight, has appeared twice annually since 2011 and is the only peer review publication devoted to public art. On September 8, 2017, Professor Senie joined the Mayoral Advisory Commission on City Art, Monuments and Markers, a group that advises Mayor de Blasio on issues relating to public art and historic monuments and markers.


Nadia Urbinati

Kyriakos Tsakopoulos Professor of Political Theory and Hellenic Studies at Columbia University


Date: Friday, December 08, 2017

Time: From 6:00 pm To 8:00 pm

Organized by : ICI

Entrance : Free


Italian Cultural Institute of New York