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Public History event April 22nd & 23rd

Mapping Places | Telling Stories: Hidden Histories of Campus and Community

This two-day symposium, hosted by UIUC’s Public History Research Cluster, will explore the histories of social movements that often lie hidden in the places where we live, work, and study.

Friday April 22nd

4–6 p.m.:  “U Texas Confederate Memorials’ Three Moments”
Keynote address by Dr. Edmund T. Gordon, University of Texas at Austin

Saturday April 23rd

10 a.m.-12 p.m.:  Mapping Community: Environmental Justice and Public Health
Panel discussion with 5th and Hill residents and retired members of the Illinois Nurses Association

1-3 p.m.:  Mapping Campus: Student Movements and Lost Landmarks
Panel discussion with UIUC student researchers

3-5 p.m.: Guided and Self-Guided Tours
Explore the spaces and places discussed by our community and student experts

Location: Wagner Education Center, School of Labor and Employment Relations, 504 E. Armory Avenue, Champaign.

Free and open to the public.

This symposium is made possible by support from the Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities, the School of Labor and Employments Relations, the Departments of African American Studies and History, and the Student Cultural Programming Fee.

For more information, visit the Public History site here.

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