Critical Approaches to Heritage, Monuments and Memory in the Academy
Focusing on sites of Black heritage and Confederate memorialization, this panel challenges the academic community to take action in subverting and countering exclusionary histories. As academics and scholars, how can we leverage our positions, our research, and our community to begin to rectify centuries of silencing, erasing and excluding of Black voices and histories through archaeology, history, and heritage studies? How can we contribute to contemporary issues of social and historical justice? The panelists will discuss case studies from Florida and throughout the United States, and discuss how we can work on accurate depictions and reinterpretations of heritage spaces through research and education.
Participants: Uzi Baram, Professor, Department of Anthropology, New College; Tiffany C. Fryer, Cotsen Postdoctoral Fellow, Princeton; Jennifer Scott, Assistant Professor, New School Public Engagement; Diane Wallman, Assistant Professor, USF Department of Anthropology; Moderator: Emerald Morrow