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Grounding the Past: Monument, Site and Memory
ARHA 383 SP
The peculiar power of monuments and cultural sites arises from their status as tangible objects and places that simultaneously belong to both past and present. Because of their ability to collapse time and make the past
present, these types of objects often function as "sites of memory", providing the foci around which social memory condenses and histories are constructed. This course explores the varied links between monuments,
sites, and collective memory, through consideration of both theoretical writings and a number of specific cases from South Asia and other parts of the world. Among the themes to be discussed are: the typology of
modes and the role of the body and place in structuring memory; the nature of collective memory and the role of objects and places in its mediation; the nature of commemorative monuments and relics; spatial devices
organizing memory; the concept of cultural property and the social practices surrounding its preservation and destruction; and the politics of contested sites.
Edward S. Casey, REMEMBERING: A PHENOMENOLOGICAL STUDY
David Lowenthal, THE PAST IS A FOREIGN COUNTRY
Jeanette Greenfield, THE RETURN OF CULTURAL TREASURES
and Course Packet with excerpts from the
James V. Wertsch, VOICES OF
Samir al-Khalil, THE MONUMENT: ART, VULGARITY, AND RESPONSIBILITY IN IRAQ
Frances A. Yates, THE ART OF MEMORY
Pierre Nora, REALMS OF MEMORY: RETHINKING THE FRENCH PAST
THE INVENTION OF THE HISTORIC
UNESCO, CONVENTION ON THE MEANS OF PROHIBITING AND PREVENTING THE ILLICIT IMPORT, EXPORT, AND TRANSFER OF OWNERSHIP OF CULTURAL PROPERTY
UNESCO, CONVENTION CONCERNING THE PROTECTION OF THE WORLD CULTURAL
AND NATURAL HERITAGE
, AN INSIDER'S GUIDE TO THE U.N.
Robert Layton et al., DESTRUCTION AND CONSERVATION OF CULTURAL PROPERTY
Thomas F. King, THINKING ABOUT CULTURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT: ESSAYS FROM THE EDGE
William St. Clair, LORD
ELGIN AND THE MARBLES
Davis, LIVES OF INDIAN IMAGES
Finbarr Barry Flood, "BETWEEN CULT AND CULTURE: BAMIYAN, ISLAMIC ICONOCLASM, AND THE MUSEUM"
K. Warikoo, BAMIYAN: CHALLENGE TO WORLD HERITAGE
EXAMINATIONS AND ASSIGNMENTS
Two short papers, occasional presentations, research project.
Gen Ed Area Dept:
Links to Web Resources For This Course.
- Instructor(s): Wagoner,Phillip B.
- Times: ....R.. 07:00PM-09:50PM; Location: DAC300;
- Reserved Seats: (Total Limit: 16)
- SR. major: 4 Jr. major: 4
- SR. non-major: 4 Jr. non-major: 4 SO: 0 FR: X
Last Updated on MAR-30-2006
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