As more Confederate monuments are coming down this summer, including a long-contested statue of Robert E. Lee in Charlottesville earlier this month, we turn our attention to the debates swirling around these monuments—debates that are really about public history and our shared commemorative landscapes. For today’s show, guest host Yuri Rashkin hosts a roundtable with […]
Who is that dude on the square? You know the one…made out of bronze, taking a slight step forward, kinda green. If you know what I’m talking about but you don’t know who he is…why is there a monument dedicated to him? Hilary Morgan Leathem is a Doctoral Candidate in the Department of Anthropology at […]
Monuments to important Civil War “heroes” have come into question lately, primarily those persons who fought to support slavery. Jan interviews Louis P. Nelson, noted historian and professor of Architectural History at the University of Virginia, about the issues surrounding these monuments. He will be giving a lecture at U.W. on Thursday, November 15.
A UW-Madison report on a Ku Klux Klan campus group describes it as a far cry from the masked terrorists known for violent acts against people of color. The university embarked on the study after a violent rally in Charlottesville over the proposed removal of a confederate statue there. Miles away in Madison, prominently displayed […]
When you think of “historic preservation,” you probably think a lot about buildings. That’s certainly how people in charge of local historic preservation efforts in Madison have tended to think about it for many years. The people behind a new project at the city of Madison are hoping to change that, making historic preservation more […]