On Friday, November 13, Grace Mahoney (PhD candidate, Slavic Languages & Literatures) and Félix Zamora-Gómez (PhD candidate, Romance Languages and Literatures) will speak on “Museum Narratives and Transnational Reputations: History, State Legitimacy, and Contested Heritage in Ukraine and Spain.” The talk is part of the Museum Studies Program’s Museums at Noon lecture series. 12 p.m. on Friday, November 13. This virtual event is open to the public. 

How do curatorial works and memorial sites simultaneously serve as tools for constructing national identities and as materials in a state’s claim for transnational reputation? How can we frame these questions in the context of post-dictatorial nations and their contested heritage? Looking at the two different cases of Ukraine and Spain, this presentation will unravel the multiplicity of ways in which cultural artifacts and narratives become the very sites for these discussions and crystalize the impact of these often violent legacies. Read more and find the Zoom link here.