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. Learning Objectives:
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.