Jun 06, 2023  
2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
2022-2023 Academic Catalog

ANT 355 - Collective Memory in Anthropological Perspective

4 credits

This course addresses collective memory from theoretical and ethnographic perspectives. It locates memory in the social world, in the relevance of the past for the present, and in on-going struggles to represent and commemorate meaningful histories. It begins by addressing foundational theories and builds to consider: relationships between nationalism and memory, possibilities of representing violence, contestations and embodies performances of public memories. Particular attention is paid to language and semiotic systems in memory work.

Spring 2023 students will be traveling to Ireland and Northern Ireland. Students interested in this course will need to complete an application due October 10th in addition to the normal course registration process. The application materials are available on GrinnellShare (Academics>Centers>Center for International Studies>Global Learning Program).

Students selected to participate in the Course-Embedded Travel program will be required to pay a $415 participation fee (most other required travel expenses will be covered). This fee will be added to the student tuition bill and will be due by the first day of classes. If payment of this fee causes you financial concern, please contact Megan Jones in the Financial Aid Office to discuss loan options to cover this additional cost of attendance.

Prerequisite: ANT 265 , ANT 280 , or ANT 285  
Note: Plus-2 option available. Not offered every year.
Instructor: French