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The Past in Place: Landscape and Memory

October 24, 2014Patrick NunnallyProgram & AnnouncementsComments Off on The Past in Place: Landscape and Memory

The manifold connections between place and memory, place and history, history and memory are enough to keep departments full of scholars busy for years.  Is the past really past?  How much of our experience of place is tied up in our memories of other places?

We could go on and on, but we’ll spare you that.

Instead, we’ll be at next Thursday’s program The Presence of the Past, being held in the Crosby Seminar Room, Northrop Auditorium on the U of Minnesota campus, October 30, 4:00 pm.

There will be three panelists:

  • Mary Relindes Ellis, author of the new novel The Bohemian Flats,
  • Catherine Watson, travel writer and memoirist,
  • Scott Vreeland, longtime Mississippi River advocate and Minneapolis Park Board commissioner

It’s sure to be a lively discussion of how the past informs work about the Mississippi and work on the Mississippi.


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