Heritage: Tangible & Intangible

Thursday, May 26, 2022, 5:00 pm
Virtual session via Zoom

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Join us for the plenary session of Historicizing Heritage, a Folger Institute weekend workshop organized by Carolyn Dinshaw (Mellon Foundation) and Christine Hoffmann (West Virginia University). The plenary panel, titled Heritage: Tangible & Intangible, will feature Mary Louise Pratt (New York University), Kimberly Borchard (Randolph-Macon College), Mike Costello (Lost Creek Farm, WV), and Lowell Duckert (University of Delaware). The larger workshop which this session kicks off will convene in person at West Virginia University to examine how familial, ethnic, and regional heritages are constructed. What do historical narratives and reenactments – be they factual, counterfactual, utopian, or all three – allow individuals and communities to reveal, desire, perpetuate, or protest? 

The plenary session is a hybrid-format event featuring in-person speakers and zoom speakers. 

Sign Language Interpreting and Captioning Services are available by request for participants who are Deaf or hard of hearing. To request an Interpreter or Captioner please email Christine Hoffmann at cehoffmann@mail.wvu.edu by May 24th.