Monmouth University’s upcoming 6th biennial Interdisciplinary Conference on Race is themed Race, Memory and Identity and brings distinguished speakers and cultural performances.
This conference aims to bring together scholars from multiple disciplinary perspectives to broadly explore the intersections of Race, Memory, and Identity. Contemporary social, political, and media discourses demonstrate the continued need to evaluate the differing ways that race and identity impact memory in connection to history, trauma, loss and remembrance. Understanding memory as both a subject and a tool can act to promote conversations about how memories of the past impress upon individual and collective memory to affectively shape racial and cultural identities.
This year, historian Dr. William Sturkey, UNC, Chapel Hill, will deliver the opening plenary lecture. Dr. Qiana Whitted, USC, and other distinguished speakers will also participate in this conference.
Scholar/General Public: $125
Non-MU Student: $85
Monmouth University Faculty, Students & Staff: No Charge
(Please Note: members of the Monmouth community still need to register. )
For more information, please contact Brooke Nappi at firstname.lastname@example.org or use the link below to visit the conference web site.
The personal is the political has been a part of the American vocabulary since at least the 1960s. Initially this argument was a source of identity and politics-making in the male public arena, not the female domestic space. Recently, this personal has been targeted in both Western Europe and North America where varying nationalist resurgences have resulted in anti-choice legislation. In response, some American states have passed reproductive-speciﬁc protections through legislative acts of their own. Against the backdrop of culture war, what does this renewed attention to female agency and their bodies say about our broken, polarized present? What prospects lay ahead for women? And more importantly, what perils?
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Dr. Nancy Mezey – Dean of the Honors School
Dr. Rekha Datta – Interim Provost
Host and Organizer
Dr. L. Benjamin Rolsky
Anne C. Deepak – Associate Professor of Social Work
Sasha N. Canan – Assistant Professor of Health and Physical Education
Lazara G. Paz-Gonzalez – Adjunct Professor of Nursing and Health Studies
The Provost’s Office, The School of Humanities & Social Science and the Department of History & Anthropology in conjunction with the Program in Gender and Intersectionality Studies, The University Library, The Leon Hess Business School, The School of Education, The School of Social Work, and The Honors School.
Oro Macht Frei tells the story of the Roman Jewish experience of the Nazi occupation of Rome (Sept 1943 – June 1944). Weaving testimony from Roman Jews together with historical research by renowned scholars on the subject (including Susan Zuccotti, Alexander Stille, Liliana Picciotto), OMF seeks to bring the viewer into a personal and relatable reflection of the Holocaust in Italy through the eyes of this unique and historic community.
There will be a panel/Q & A following screening.
The panel includes: Joel Markel, Producer/Founder of Ottimo Films Susan Zuccotti, American historian, specializing in Holocaust studies Jane Denny, Director of Education CHHANGE (Center for Holocaust, Human Rights and Genocide Education) at Brookdale College Saliba Sarsar, Associate Vice President for Global Initiatives at Monmouth University Catherine Campbell, Producer/Editor/Writer for Ottimo Films
Moderated by Susan Douglas, Specialist Professor of History and Anthropology at Monmouth University.
The Monmouth University International Interdisciplinary Conference on
Race was founded by Dr. Julius O. Adekunle and Professor Hettie V. Williams.
This conference evolved out of a series of conversations between Adekunle and
Williams concerning the 2008 presidential campaign of Barack Obama as well as
the changing definition of race in global societies. These discussions
eventually culminated in the conference on race in November 2008. The first
conference brought together more than 100 scholars from fifteen U.S. states,
twelve nations, and four continents.
We hope you can join us this year for some very timely conversations. Several events are free and open to the public. For registration information and a complete listing of events, please visit our web site.
Celebrated author Erik Larson will speak at Monmouth University on Monday, March 28, 2016, from 7 – 8:30 p.m. in Pollak Theatre. This event is free and open to the public.
Erik Larson has written five books that have appeared on the New York Times‘ bestseller list, including such critically acclaimed works as In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler’s Berlin and The Devil in the White City. Mr. Larson’s most recent book is Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania, which deals with the implications of the sinking of the Lusitania by German torpedoes in May 1915 and will be the subject of his talk.
This event is the inaugural lecture in the Department of History and Anthropology’s Charles Mayes World War I Lecture Series.
Mr. Larson’s talk at Monmouth University will be his first public appearance since the release of Dead Wake in paperback. His books will be on sale before and after his talk, and Mr. Larson will be available to sign books after his talk.