Landscapes and memory are inextricably connected, often with great emotional resonance. Conflict, from ancient times to the present, is written on the land. Although a palimpsest, sometimes what remains on the land is, in today's parlance, an "alternative fact." This presentation examines the phenomena of conflict, landscape, and memory.
Understand how landscapes serve to remediate, reinforce, or alter histories.
Appreciate the narrative aspect of landscape, it's potential to support or deny culturally-significant sites.
Become familiar with ancient and modern landscapes representing narratives of conflict.
Appreciate how landscape is an overview of political and culturally-symbolic landscape identifiers.
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