Category Archives: community based history

Silencing the Past or Relegating Memory?

Last week, inasmuch as I was worried about the effects of Hurricane Irma on our neighbors South, and even myself in the North, I was thankful that I could focus on “the weather” and not the historic events of the … Continue reading

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Pick your silences carefully

Over the past few weeks we read Trouillot’s Silencing the Past, a book dealing with historical narrative and the absences that can manifest through intentional manipulation of that story through historical actors, archivists and historians with different racial, political and … Continue reading

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The Image of the Falling Man

A difficult article, containing images from 9/11 that are uncomfortable to view: http://www.esquire.com/news-politics/a48031/the-falling-man-tom-junod/ A friend shared this thought-provoking article about how we censor our collective memory. The public deemed the images of 9/11 victims jumping from the Twin Towers as … Continue reading

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Silencing throughout History

This week has been very significant in the remembrance of 9/11 and dealing with Hurricane Irma.  As I sat at home on September 11th waiting for Irma to come through Atlanta, I saw numerous news channels focusing on Irma and … Continue reading

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Interpretive Planning

After visiting Avondale Estates, I’ve been mulling over potential planning objectives for the current semester and thinking about how they fit into an overall interpretive plan.  One aspect of “Interpretive Planning: The 5-M Model for Successful Planning Projects” by Lisa … Continue reading

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In the south, confederate statuary and historical sinage has surrounded us all of our lives. Except for those that are extremely culturally and politically active, it seemed as if no one cared. Now, all of a sudden  you have this … Continue reading

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Shared Authority Fail: Art and Interpretation on the Atlanta BeltLine

  Art on the Atlanta BeltLine: Context is Key Now in its eighth year, Art on the Atlanta BeltLine (the “largest free, temporary outdoor art exhibition in the South”) recently opened its annual fall show featuring a piece along its Westside … Continue reading

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