Historical Memory

"The concept of “historical memory,” often expressed as “collective memory,” “social memory,” or for political scientists, “the politics of memory,” refers to the ways in which groups, collectivities, and nations construct and identify with particular narratives about historical periods or events. Historical memories are foundational to social and political identities and are also often reshaped in relation to the present historical-political moment."
- Katherine Hite

Historical memory can be studied off-campus at these global locations:

  • AustraliaLand seizures, indigenous people, refugees
  • AustriaEuropean Union, historical/cultural studies
  • Czech RepublicCold War, historical/cultural studies, post-communism
  • China CIEE: History, cultural Studies
  • China XJTLU: History, Cultural Studies
  • DenmarkEuropean Union, Historical/Cultural Studies, Xenophobia
  • Fisk UniversityAfrican American and African art history, African American and African music, African American and African politics.
  • Italy (Sorrento)Historical/Cultural Studies
  • Jordan: Refugees
  • KenyaColonialism, humanitarianism, conservation, historical/cultural studies, plantations
  • LondonBritish Empire and immigration, conflict in Northern Ireland, democracy in action, European Union, gentrification, imperialism and colonialism, Irish culture and identity, planning and development in cities, museums, World Wars I and II
  • New ZealandLand seizures
  • SpainEuropean Union, historical industrial weakness, refugees, xenophobia
  • ThailandImperialism and colonialism
  • Trinidad: Afro-Caribbean culture, Indo-Caribbean culture, plantations