HIST 5702W/HIST 5711W/MGDS 5002B: Public History Special Topics – “Diasporic Memory:  The Politics of Remembering and Forgetting”
Winter 2021

Instructor: Prof. Audra Diptée

This course will explore the ways in which public memory functions in Diasporic spaces.  Through analyses of various examples drawn from the Caribbean, Africa, and Latin America (and their Diaspora communities located elsewhere), students will be introduced to readings that interrogate the ways in which official and unofficial acts of commemoration (which both remember and forget) intersect with the politics of contemporary issues such as reparations for slavery, refugee narratives, and the effects of Diasporic incursions on indigenous communities.