Sept. 27: War and Race Symposium at the Corcoran Gallery of Art

August 28, 2013

Scholars from Art History, English, and American Studies consider how the violence and upheaval of modern warfare--whether in combat or on the home front--have affected the construction and understanding of racial categories.

Sponsored by the Potomac Center for the Study of Modernity

Scheduled to coincide with the Corcoran's exhibition, "War/Photography: Images of Armed Conflict and Its Aftermath," the symposium addresses such topics as photographs of African Americans during the Civil War, the remaking of segregation during World War II, and the role of race in the recent global "war on terror."

Speakers: Makeda Best, Assistant Professor of Visual Studies, California College of the Arts; Sylvia Shin Huey Chong, Associate Professor of English and American Studies, University of Virginia; and Thomas Guglielmo, Associate Professor of American Studies, The George Washington University

Chair: Bibiana Obler, Assistant Professor of Art History, The George Washington University

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