Nov 15, 2023 @4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Making Treason Odious Again: Perspectives from the Naming Commission and the Army's War on the Lost Cause
How we commemorate particular moments in American history – and which figures we choose to honor publicly – can inspire passionate debate. The current discussion over the future of the Columbus statue in Syracuse is one such example.
Yale Scholar Connor Williams, Ph.D., regularly found himself in the midst of conversations about memory, history, bureaucracy, politics, publicity and policy in his role as the lead historian of the U.S. Congress’ Naming Commission. Today he continues to work in this arena, advising organizations seeking to acknowledge, reconcile and repair difficult parts of their legacies.
This event is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by the Department of History and Department of Political Science.