Violence and Public Memory

Join the Civil Rights and Restorative Justice Project for a talk with Martin Blatt, Northeastern University professor emeritus and editor of the new collection, Violence and Public Memory, and volume contributor Maria John, associate professor at UMass Boston.

Wednesday, April 3, 2024 | 12:00 –1:30 PM EST | 310b Dockser Hall

Violence and Public Memory investigates the complex relationship between violence and how it is publicly remembered. The authors examine violence and memory in various political ideologies and structures, including apartheid, fascism, homophobia and military dictatorships.

The initiatives of Black Lives Matter are addressed and state terrorism is a common theme in many of the studies. The book references museums, one-off memory projects and historic sites memorializing human rights abuses, and recounts the role activists have played to engage with the history and contemporary consequences of atrocities.

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Martin Blatt, PhD, History, was Professor of the Practice and Director of the Public History Program at Northeastern until Spring 2020. 

Maria John, PhD, History, is Associate Professor of History at UMass Boston. Her research focuses on 20th-century indigenous politics in the U.S.and Australia, with a focus on urban communities and health activism.

Apr 3, 2024

12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

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