Scarlet Speakers from the Heart of New Brunswick:
Monuments that Erase History: Public Sculptures and the Calls to Remove Them
Kelley Di Dio GSNB'97,'00, Associate Dean and Professor of Art History, University of Vermont
Please join us virtually on September 29, 2020, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm.
Recent calls for monuments to fall are echoed across Europe and North America are often countered by claims that doing so erases history. Do monuments truly contain history, and their destruction cause history’s erasure? But whose history is erased? Why and by whom were monuments erected in the first place? Is their placement or the values assigned to them unchangeable?
Kelley Helmstutler Di Dio (GSNB, MA 1997, PhD 2000) is Associate Dean and Professor of Art History at UVM. She has published five books and dozens of articles and essays, and has lectured at universities and museums across Europe, the US, and Canada, and won UVM’s Kroepsch-Maurice Award for Excellence in Teaching.