HIST 797 (02) - Colloquium

Colloquium/Smashing Statues

Durham   Liberal Arts :: History
Credits: 4.0
Term: Fall 2022 - Full Term (08/29/2022 - 12/12/2022)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   15  
CRN: 10326
Selected topics in American, European, and non-Western history. Required of history majors. Students must elect section in the department office at the time of registration. Prereq: HIST 500. Course meets the History major requirements for Group I, II, or III, depending on the topic.
Section Comments: Smashing Statues: Contested Monuments and Shifting Contexts
Department Approval Required. Contact Academic Department for permission then register through Webcat.
Repeat Rule: May be repeated for a maximum of 8 credits.
Attributes: Writing Intensive Course
Instructors: Ethel Wolper

Times & Locations

Start Date End Date Days Time Location
8/29/2022 12/12/2022 R 2:10pm - 5:00pm HORT 422
Additional Course Details: 

SMASHING STATUES: Contested Monuments and Shifting Contexts

This course examines the turbulent history of monuments and their destruction.  It asks why monuments that for decades seem part of the everyday landscape spring to life at particular moments, provoking conflict, violence, and defense.  From ancient iconoclasm to the ravages of ISIS and the controversy over Civil War memorials, this class asks why some monuments have so much power and who decides what kinds of events and people should be memorialized.  Students may choose controversial monuments from different time periods and regions as a way to engage in discussions about historical memory and ownership of the past.  The best essays will be selected for presentation at UNH’s signature Undergraduate Research Conference in the spring. Fulfills the Group III requirement for the History Major.