Monuments, Memorials, and the Politics of Place III

Type: Paper
Sponsor Groups: Cultural Geography Specialty Group, Political Geography Specialty Group, Historical Geography Specialty Group
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Day: 4/4/2019
Start / End Time: 3:05 PM / 4:45 PM (Eastern Standard Time)
Room: Roosevelt 3, Marriott, Exhibition Level
Organizers: Reuben Rose-Redwood, Ian Baird
Chairs: Reuben Rose-Redwood


From the removal of Confederate symbols in the United States and statues of Canada’s founding political figures to the Rhodes Must Fall Movement in South Africa and the UK, public debates and controversies over historical monuments, memorials, and place names have become particularly contentious focal points for broader political struggles over historical memory and national identity. Such struggles over public commemoration have also become emblematic of debates on race, place, and the politics of memory. This is the 3rd in a series of organized sessions that will explore the spatial politics of commemorative landmarks and landscapes around the world, with a specific focus on studies that ground theoretical concerns in historical and contemporary case studies.


Type Details Minutes Start Time
Presenter Timur Hammond*, Syracuse University, Memorializing Turkey’s July 15, 2016 Coup Attempt in Istanbul: Spectacle, Embodiment, and the Material Trace 20 3:05 PM
Presenter Agnes Eross*, Geographical Institute RCAES Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Re-branding multiethnicity: Politics of street names and the reinvention of local heritage in the contested public space of Oradea, Romania 20 3:25 PM
Presenter Péter Reményi*, University of Pécs, The Field of the Blackbirds – a multilayered memorial space in Kosovo 20 3:45 PM
Presenter Jane Zheng*, , Politicizing everyday urban life: Monumental sculptures in Shanghai 20 4:05 PM
Presenter Zhe Dong*, University of Virginia - Charlottesville, VA, "Forever Red": History, Theory, and Practice of Heritage Preservation in Mao Zedong’s Birthplace 20 4:25 PM

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