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EH-250944-16

Georgia Historical Society (Savannah, GA 31401-4889)
Stan Deaton (Project Director: 02/25/2016 to present)

Recognizing an Imperfect Past: History, Memory and the American Public

A two-week institute for twenty-five college and university faculty to study how events in United States history are publicly memorialized, remembered, and recognized.

This two-week program will engage scholars—college and university professors—in an exploration of how we as a country recognize, remember, and memorialize controversial people and events in the American past as viewed with a presentist lens, and what role scholars can play in the classroom and the public arena in shaping and leading this national discussion going forward.

Project fields:
Public History

Program:
Institutes for College and University Teachers

Division:
Education Programs

Total amounts:
$154,921 (approved)
$154,921 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2016 – 12/31/2017