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Friday, March 24

Keynote Lecture: 5:00-7:00pm, Campbell Hall 153

5:00pm reception

6:00pm lecture: Dell Upton, Professor of Architectural History, University of California Los Angeles

What Can and Can’t Be Said: Public Monuments in the Contemporary South

Partner event with the Virginia Book Festival

Saturday, March 25

8:30am coffee in Campbell Hall

Panel One: Changing Narratives Through Public History

9:00-10:30am, Campbell Hall 158

·      Ana Edwards, Chair, Defenders' Sacred Ground Historical Reclamation Project; Graduate Student, VCU Department of History (2019) 

·      Kendra Hamilton, Assistant Professor and Director, Southern Studies Program, Presbyterian College; former Charlottesville City Councilor

·      James Loewen, Independent Historian and Educator; Author of Lies My Teacher Told Me

·      John Mason, Associate Professor, UVA Corcoran Department of History; Vice-chair, Charlottesville Commission on Race, Memorials and Public Spaces

·      Moderator: Frank Dukes, Lecturer and Distinguished Fellow, UVA Institute for Environmental Negotiation

Break: 10:30-10:45am

Plenary session: 10:45-12:00pm, Campbell Hall 153

Mabel O. Wilson, Associate Professor of Architecture, Columbia University; Senior Fellow, Institute for Research in African American Studies; Co-Director, Global Africa Lab

12:00-1:00pm: Lunch break

Panel Two: Spatializing Commemoration: Urban Design Considerations

1:00-2:30pm, Campbell Hall 158

·      CL Bohannon, Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture, Virginia Tech

·      Brian Katen, Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture, Virginia Tech

·      Genevieve Keller, Distinguished Fellow, Center for Cultural Landscapes; Charlottesville Planning Commissioner; Founding Principal of Land and Community Associates

·      Sara Zewde, Landscape Designer, GGNDesign Consultant, Independent 

·      Moderator: Tanya Denckla Cobb, Director, Institute for Environmental Negotiation; Lecturer, Department of Urban and Environmental Planning

Optional afternoon tours of local heritage sites: 3:00-4:30pm