What's On Location?
It's our annual, multidisciplinary, travel-based seminar that studies cultural objects and issues 'in the field' where these are found in America.
This year we're asking questions like--
What have Americans chosen to remember, and how have they done so?
What is a "collective" memorial process and who defines what it looks like?
What is the difference between an "official" and an "alternative" act of remembrance? What is the significance of each?
How is public remembrance related to such issues as local and national ideas of citizenship, race, class, and ethnic identity?
How is remembrance related to other practices, like tourism, historic preservation, and consumption?