The Meanings of Celebration and Commemoration Faculty Seminar Series -- The "Fifteen Years After 9/11" Project

Humanities and the Impact of War on American Civic Life


Mark von Hagen, Director, Office for Veteran and Military Academic Engagement
Nancy Dallett, Assistant Director, Office for Veteran and Military Academic Engagement
Daniel Rothenberg, Director, Center on the Future of War
Peter Lehman, Director, Center for Film, Media, and Popular Culture

To kick off the 2015-16 IHR Faculty Seminar series "The Meanings of Celebration and Commemoration," this panel will explore the social and cultural impact of the post-9/11 wars and the implications of national and international security concerns on civic life. The panelists aim to demonstrate the vital role of the humanities for helping society to understand how nearly a decade and a half of war has affected core ideas, practices, and representations of citizenship, democracy, identity, patriotism, and social responsibility. Topics under discussion will include: balancing security and civil liberties; making sense of the impact of the post-9/11 conflicts on identity and citizenship; processing the lived experience and representation of war; understanding disengagement from recent conflicts, reckoning with government and private surveillance; and generating scholarly and popular enthusiasm for the role of the humanities for engaging the meaning and representation of war, conflict, trauma, security and insecurity.

Feel free to bring your lunch and join us for this brown bag presentation!

Friday, September 11, 2015
Social Sciences Building, Room 109

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