Writing Seminars: Museums and Monuments

After the 2015 mass shooting at Charleston’s Emanuel AME Church, White House spokesman Eric Schultz reiterated President Obama’s belief that the Confederate flag belongs in a museum. What distinction is Schultz making here between monuments and museums? Whose experiences are represented in museums and monuments? And who gets left out? In this course, you will explore how cultural identities and values are expressed, transmitted, and curated through museums and monuments. This course draws readings from a variety of disciplines, including history, law, anthropology, philosophy, and art history and will explore how people have interacted with objects and things foreign to everyday experience from medieval relic collections to Sea World. There will also be a number of opportunities to explore the many museums and monuments throughout New Haven.


Students who wish to enroll in this seminar should participate in online preregistration, which opens at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 23 and closes promptly at 5:00 p.m. on Monday, August 28, 2017.

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MW 11:35am-12:50pm