Monument Series Events

The Monument Debate: Where We've Been, Where We Can Go
Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 12:00pm
Smith Warehouse, Ahmadieh Family Lecture Hall, Bay 4, C105

Please RSVP at for our lunch count! Blair L. M. Kelley will present "Raced Monuments: Histories of Resistance, Contemporary Movements" -- a reflective look back at this past year as a scholar of the African American experience dealing with the residues of white... read more »

Converging Landscapes: Monument Lab, Historical Memory, and Prototypes for Public Engagement
Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 3:00pm
Smith Warehouse, Ahmadieh Family Lecture Hall, Bay 4, C105

Studies of landscape are at the center of the intersecting fields of fine arts, environmental research, and historical inquiry. Christopher Tilley defines"landscape" as "a holistic term" that frames relationships between living beings and locales, "forming both the medium for, and outcome of,... read more »

Rhodes Must Fall
Thursday, April 5, 2018 - 9:30am
Smith Warehouse, Ahmadieh Family Lecture Hall, Bay 4, C105

A conversation on Rhodes Must Fall, including speculation on the nature of monuments and statues, and decolonizing the university. With Achille Mbembe, Professor, Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research (WiSER), University of the Witwatersrand Sarah Nuttall (Skype), Professor and Director,... read more »

Natasha Trethewey
Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - 5:00pm
Nasher Museum of Art Auditorium

Pulitzer Prize-winner and two-term Poet Laureate of the United States Natasha Trethewey will deliver a public lecture at Duke University on Wednesday, March 21, 2018, the first in a newly instituted series in honor of the celebrated historian John Hope Franklin.Click "More Event Information" to... read more »

With Monuments, Does Language Matter? The Case of Germany
Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 12:00pm
Ahmadieh Family Lecture Hall / C105, Bay 4, Smith Warehouse

What is at stake in conversations about monuments and monumentality? History and memory, space and place, inclusion and exclusion, destruction and recoding are among the usual suspects. Language, however, mostly goes unmentioned-the inescapable medium of those conversations though it remains.... read more »