Confederate Monuments, Public Memory, and Public History
Dell Upton is the guest editor for the Bully Pulpit included in this issue, in which he has followed up on the theme of his current book What Can and Can’t Be Said: Race, Uplift, and Monument Building in the Contemporary South (Yale University Press) by asking a team of individuals critically engaged with public art, memory, and the nation about the recent debates around Confederate monuments and efforts to recognize histories of lynching.
Dell Upton, Distinguished Professor of Architectural History, University of California, Los Angeles
Renée Ater, Associate Professor Emerita, American Art, The University of Maryland
Sarah Beetham, Assistant Professor of Art History, Department of Liberal Arts, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Kirsten Pai Buick, Professor of Art History, University of New Mexico
For Lauren Kroiz’s review of Upton’s What Can and Can’t Be Said: Race, Uplift, and Monument Building in the Contemporary South, please click here.
Above: “The First Day of Silent Sam’s Last Semester” protest against the Confederate monument at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, August 22, 2017 (detail). Photo: John Bowles; License: CC BY-NC 4.0
About the Author(s): Dell Upton is Distinguished Professor of Architectural History at the University of California, Los Angeles.