Monument Series

Sponsored by the Office of the Provost, and in conjunction with other events on campus, the Franklin Humanities Institute’s “Monument” series examines the concept of “monument” and monumentality; the relation of the monument (and counter-monument) to the nation-state; controversies over disgraced monuments; architectural theory and monumental aesthetics; and the shifting meanings of the histories embodied in monuments in an age of the digital.

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Robert E. Lee statue removed at Duke Chapel
Robert E. Lee statue removed at Duke Chapel | Photo by Ian Jaffe for The Chronicle