Conversations on Europe: Monuments and Contested Memory in Europe

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Venue:FIU - MMC - Green Library Resources Center - GL 156


Monuments and Contested Memory in Europe | Feb. 18 - 12:00 - 1:30 p.m. | GL 156

As part of the ESC’s 2019-2020 Year of Memory and Politics Series at the University of Pittsburgh, this month's session of conversations on Europe will invite discussion on contested monuments in the U.s and Europe—some which have generated lots of public notice, while others may be less familiar. Our panel of experts will consider and compare recent controversies over confederate and Communist statues colonial monuments, and Memorials to WWII and the holocaust. What is he role of public art in creating a shared history and whose history is being displayed?


  • Kirk Savage, University of Pittsburgh
  • Jennifer Sessions, University of Virginia
  • Katja Wezel, University of Göttingen

Moderator: Jae-Jae Spoon, Department of Political Science, University of Pittsburgh

► This event is free and open to all FIU students, but spaces are limited. Please RSVP to

Hosted by European Studies Center, a Jean Monnet European Union Center of Excellence at the University of Pittsburgh

Co-sponsors and participating centers: The Miami-Florida Jean Monnet Center of Excellence at Florida International University, the Jean Monnet Center of Excellence at the University of Florida, the European Union Center at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and Georgia Tech Center for European and Transatlantic Studies

Made possible through generous support from the European Commission

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