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The launch of the Spring-Summer 2021 issue Monuments and Counter-Monuments takes a look at what monuments represent and what their legacy means. It also examines a trend towards counter-monuments, an effort to seek other ways to create memorials. Panelists span the globe from Australia to Argentina, from London to Bogota.
Speakers: Paolo Vignolo, Professor, Universidad Nacional, Bogotá; James E. Young, Professor Emeritus, University of Massachusetts Amherst; Andreas Huyssen, Professor Emeritus, Columbia University; Jeffrey Schnapp, Professor, Harvard University; Mora J. Beauchamp-Byrd, Professor, University of Tampa (Florida); Carlos Abreu Mendoza, Professor, University of Texas; Yaneira Wilson Wetter, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Architecture School Paris Val-de-Seine; Tomás Straka, Director of the Historical Research Institute, Universidad Católica Andrés Bello (Caracas); Jessica Velasquez Urribarri, Ph.D. candidate, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia; Rafael David Sulbarán, journalist and editor, Diario la Opinión, Cúcuta, Colombia; Roberto Conduru, Professor, Southern Methodist University, Dallas; Emma Evelyn Roberts, Head of History of Art and Museum Studies at Liverpool John Moores University, England; Augusta Saraiva, Brazilian-born Washington-based journalist; Maria Mercedes Martínez Milantchi, Santo Domingo Centre of Excellence for Latin American Research, British Museum; Alice Samson, Lecturer, University of Leicester, England; Laura Osorio Sannuks, Head of the Santo Domingo Centre of Excellence for Latin American Research, British Museum; Rafael Cardoso, Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (Instituto de Artes)/research associate at Freie Universität Berlin (Lateinamerika-Institut); Michael Angel Vázquez Ph.D. student, Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences; Matylda Figlerowicz, Junior Fellow en the Harvard Society of Fellows; Marjorie Agosín, Professor, Wellesley College; Margarita Saona, Professor, University of Illinois at Chicago; Katherine Hite, Professor, Vassar College; Heriberto Erquicia, Professor, Pablo de Olavide University, Seville, Spain; Kathryn Sampeck, Professor, Illinois State University, 2016 DRCLAS Visiting Scholar; Mónica Szurmuk, professor, Universidad Nacional de San Martín, Buenos Aires, Argentina; Antonio Martorell, Artist-in-Residence, University of Puerto Rico, 2008 DRCLAS Visiting Scholar; Lucas Mertehikian, Ph.D. candidate, Harvard Romance Languages and Literature; Graduate Student Associate
Moderated by: Diana Sorensen, Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures, Harvard University