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Humanities in Class: Webinar Series

Bridging Unknown Pasts and Brighter Futures

Material Culture; Art History; Monuments

Alka Patel (Fellow, 2018–19)

February 19, 2020

This webinar introduces historical architecture as an important—if fragile—record of past societies. Particularly in global regions where current political realities create fear, misunderstanding, and continuing conflict, surviving buildings serve as powerful markers of their inhabitants’ negotiations and co-existence. Historical structures are, in fact, indelible reminders that “the past is…not even past yet.”


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