Monuments, Memorials, and the Politics of Place IV

Type: Paper
Sponsor Groups: Cultural Geography Specialty Group, Political Geography Specialty Group, Historical Geography Specialty Group
Poster #:
Day: 4/4/2019
Start / End Time: 5:00 PM / 6:40 PM (MDT)
Room: Roosevelt 3, Marriott, Exhibition Level
Organizers: Reuben Rose-Redwood, Ian Baird
Chairs: Ian Baird


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 4th 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 Sam Bowden*, Rutgers University, Engendered in Stone: The Role of Race and Gender in the Erection and Removal of Confederate Iconography in Tampa, Florida 20 5:00 PM
Presenter Rebecca Sheehan*, Oklahoma State University, Jennifer Speights-Binet, Samford University, Dialogic Memorial Public Spaces: Linn Park & Kelly Ingram Park in Birmingham, Alabama and (Missed) Opportunities to Promote Racial Justice 20 5:20 PM
Presenter Bradley Hinger*, Pennsylvania State University, Meaning falls apart: anagrammatical Blackness and memorialization at the museum 20 5:40 PM
Presenter Linnea Ryan*, , Amy Potter*, Georgia Southern University, Meimei Lin, Georgia Southern University, Sojourn in Savannah: Examining the City’s Historical Markers Through A Content and Spatial Analysis 20 6:00 PM
Presenter Noah Tamarkin*, The Ohio State University, Placing Indigeneity: South Africa’s 2007 Mapungubwe Reburial 20 6:20 PM

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