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Recollections Workshop


Apr 05 2024


10:00 am - 2:00 pm


Ahmadieh Family Lecture Hall

Bay 4 (C105), Smith Warehouse, 114 S Buchanan Blvd, Durham, NC 27701


Recollections Workshop:

Practice, Critique, and Coalition through the Memorial Museum

This workshop brings together a small group of scholars whose work is in conversation with public history and memory practitioners working on memorial museum projects in North Carolina. Workshop attendees will discuss the possibilities and challenges of working in or on the memorial museum, as well as the partnerships between scholars and curators necessary to open new pathways for knowledge creation and meaningful public engagement.

The workshop is organized by Melissa Karp, doctoral candidate in the Program in Literature who is the 2023-24 Anne Firor Scott Public Scholarship Fellow.

Panel 1: Working Through Memorial Museums, 10:00-11:30 am

With Torren Gatson, Angela Mason, Crystal Simone Smith, and Amy Sodaro

Moderated by Robin Kirk

Panel 2: Cooperation & Coalition in Memory, 12:30-2:00 pm

With Daniel Jones, Nan Kim, Khadija McNair, and Anna Storti

Moderated by Adam Rosenblatt

Free and open to the public. Light lunch served between panels.

Sponsored by the Forum for Scholars and Publics.

Please RSVP to let us know you plan to attend.

Location and parking  guidance may be found on this page, thanks to our friends at the DHRC@FHI.


Adam R. Rosenblatt

Adam Rosenblatt is Associate Professor of the Practice in International Comparative Studies and Cultural Anthropology at Duke University, and the author of Digging for the Disappeared: Forensic Science after Atrocity and Cemetery Citizens: Reclaiming the Past and Working for Justice in American Burial Grounds. Adam is the cofounder of the…...

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Amy Sodaro

Amy Sodaro teaches Sociology at the Borough of Manhattan Community College/City University of New York. Her research focuses on how societies remember and come to terms with past violence in memorial museums. Her book Exhibiting Atrocity: Memorial Museums and the Politics of Past Violence is a comparative study of memorial…...

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Angela M. Mason

Angela M. Mason (nee Thorpe) is a cultural heritage leader, public historian, and scholar based in Durham, North Carolina. For a decade, she has worked to share stories of the Black Southern Experience, and to amplify histories of marginalized communities, in archives, museums, and historic sites. Angela has experience in…...

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Anna Storti

Dr. Anna Storti is Andrew W. Mellon Assistant Professor of Gender, Sexuality and Feminist Studies at Duke University where she also teaches in the Asian American and Diaspora Studies Program. An interdisciplinary scholar trained in feminist theory and queer of color critique, Storti explores the aesthetic and affective relations between…...

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Crystal Simone Smith

Crystal Simone Smith is an award-winning poet, indie-publisher, and educator. She is the author of Dark Testament (Henry Holt, 2023). She also authored three poetry chapbooks, Down To Earth (2020), Running Music (2014) and Routes Home (2013). In 2022, her collection of haiku, Ebbing Shore, won The Haiku Foundation Touchstone…...

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Daniel Jones

Daniel Jones is a History graduate from UNCW class of 2018. He’s worked at a number of local museums in Wilmington, primarily in their education departments while conducting research on African American coastal life. His work has currently led him to Cameron Art Museum where he resides as their first…...

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Khadija McNair

Khadija McNair has served as the Freedom Park Manager since January 2024. Originally from Durham, NC, Khadija has a strong background in historical research, historical interpretation, and community engagement. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in History from North Carolina Central University in 2017 and went on to complete…...

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Melissa S. Karp

Duke University

Melissa Karp is a Ph.D. candidate in Literature at Duke University. Her dissertation project, titled "Imagining the Collaborator: Ghosts of Occupation in Transwar France and Korea" examines the ways the wartime collaborator is imagined and circulated through literature, film, and museums in France and Korea. As a 2023 Fulbright-Hays Doctoral…...

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Nan Kim

Nan KIM is Associate Professor of History and Affiliated Professor of Anthropology at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, where she serves as Co-Director of Public History. Her interdisciplinary research concerns public memory, peace and environmental activism, and contemporary political-economic controversies over historical trauma and legacies of war. As an interdisciplinary scholar…...

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Torren L. Gatson

Torren Gatson is an assistant professor and Director of the graduate program in museum studies in the department of history at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. A native of Wilmington Delaware, Gatson, completed his B.A. and M.A. from North Carolina Central University and his Ph.D. from Middle Tennessee…...

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Robin Kirk

Duke University

Robin Kirk serves as Faculty Co-Chair of the Duke Human Rights Center at the Franklin Humanities Institute and is a founding member of the Pauli Murray Center for History and Social Justice, which lifts the legacy of this Durham native to examine the region’s past of slavery, segregation, and continuing…...

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