Taking the city of Richmond as its point of departure, this course examines various sites of memory production and contestation within the city. Through an analysis of these sites, ranging from museums commemorating Richmond’s past to specific artifacts housed within their collections, students will consider memory not only as a tool utilized in the reconstruction of history but as an entity open to reinterpretation and negotiation as well. To this end, this course combines theory and practice, challenging students to become active producers of memory within the city of Richmond. Students will explore the significance of memory within the contemporary setting.

Welcome to Memory & Memorializing in the City of Richmond.