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Potomac Center for the Study of Modernity Fall Symposium: War and Race

When: Friday, September 27, 2013 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Event Type(s): Colloquium

Wars have been fought over racial hatred, mistrust, and misunderstanding, but wars have also put received notions of race under unusual pressure. This symposium brings together scholars from three fields to 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.

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."


For more information, contact:
The Potomac Center

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