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Sunday, October 2, 2011

Week 9 Recap and Open Thread

This week we featured three posts from the "Activating Public Memory" proposed panel and one from the Slavery panel:

--From the latter, Vanessa Varin blogged about slavery, capital punishment, and narratives of race, justice, and identity here;

--And from the "Public Memory" panel, we heard from Elena Gonzales on the National Museum of the American Indian; from Robyn Schroeder on memory and Obama's presidential campaign; and from Amy Johnson on the legacies of Japanese internment.

Really great stuff, and I hope you'll get a chance to read and respond to these provocative and important posts and ideas. With the conference exactly a month away, I can't think of a better way to get excited for our full and rich two days of panels and voices than by checking out the first 8 weeks of this blog as well; see the Recaps category at right to get a quick sense of all of our posts to date. And please check out the full conference program draft and much more at www.neasa.org (Conference tab) for all the info on the conference.

Five more weeks of great voices here too--and next week we feature presenters from the Ethnic Counter-Narratives panel. Come check back in!

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