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Mapping Movements & Memories in the Americas

Posted by on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 in News & Events.

“Mapping Movements & Memories in the Americas”
Monday, April 3, 2017, 3–5 pm
First Amendment Center Auditorium

This symposium will explore how people and groups reinscribe meaning in contested spaces. The event will be both scholarly and interactive. Scholars from different disciplines will present digital mapping projects that explore the intersections of space, meaning, memory, and discourse. Their presentations will be followed by an interactive digital exhibition with the presenters.

The Emmett Till Memory Projectusing technology to tell contrasting stories about a civil-rights icon
Dave Tell, Department of Communication Studies, University of Kansas

The Great Dismal Swamptracing the movements and life narratives of enslaved fugitives in Eastern North Carolina
Christy Hyman, Department of History, University of Nebraska, Lincoln

Language and Riverscape in Indigenous Brazilmapping the cosmology and politics of place among the Wauja People
Christopher Ball, Department of Anthropology, University of Notre Dame

Sponsored by the Program in American Studies, Department of Communication Studies, and the Vanderbilt Center for Digital Humanities