UNM professors receive National Endowment for the Humanities grant

December 3, 2015 - Carolyn Gonzales

Who decides what societies remember? Who writes the songs that are passed down from generation to generation? What is the meaning of monuments and how does that meaning develop and change over time? And how does a past event, once overlooked, become incorporated into public memory?

These are some of the questions to be examined in a new undergraduate seminar "How Do Societies Remember," developed collaboratively by The University of New Mexico architectural history professor Eleni Bastéa and history professor Melissa Bokovoy. Students will draw examples from history and literature, art and architecture, music and rituals. Visits to museums, memorial sites, performances and cultural events will enhance students' understanding of the role of memory in shaping our identity and our culture.

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