Monuments, Memory and Meaning

site where Jefferson Davis Monument was removed in New Orleans in 2017

Monuments commemorating historical figures have become a source of controversy among Americans today. Some historical monuments from the past stir emotions among people for different reasons and have sparked controversial debates.

Arizona State University College of Integrative Sciences and Arts scholars from Interdisciplinary Humanities and Communication at ASU's Polytechnic campus will explore these controversial debates and their implications as well as talk about the interrelationship of the past and the present, in this panel presentation and discussion at the Arizona Heritage Center.

Featured faculty and their focus on the panel are:

• Vanessa Fonseca, assistant professor of English, "Juan de Onate and the Vestiges of Colonial Power in the U.S. Southwest"
• Brooks D. Simpson, ASU Foundation professor of history, "Confederate Monuments, Then and Now"
• Eric Nystrom, associate professor of history and co-director of ASU Public History, panel moderator

Department: 
Arizona Heritage Center, Arizona Historical Society
Contact: 
Tawn Downs
Phone: 
580-929-0292
Tues., Nov. 7, 6 p.m.
Location: 
Arizona Heritage Center, Arizona Historical Society
Price: 
Free