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2019 Graduate History Association Conference "The Routes of History” Keynote Event

James Young

The Graduate History Association is honoured to announce that Professor James E. Young will be presenting the keynote address for our annual conference. We are extremely grateful to him for agreeing to start our proceedings. We are also grateful to our department chair, Prof. Brian Ogilvie, who will offer opening remarks at the event. The keynote will be held on 8th March 2019 at 6 PM in IHGMS.

Keynote Address
In this richly-illustrated presentation, Professor James Young will trace what he calls the "arc of memorial vernacular," from Maya Lin's "Vietnam Veterans Memorial," to Germany's "counter-monuments," to Berlin's Denkmal for the Murdered Jews of Europe, to the 9/11 Memorial in New York City. Based on his most recent book, The Stages of Memory: Reflections on Memorial Art, Loss, and the Spaces Between, this lecture will include reflections on his experiences as a juror on both the Berlin Denkmal and 9/11 Memorial competitions—how memorial art turns into practice.