“A Misplaced Massacre:
Struggling Over the Memory of Sand Creek”

Cornerstone 131 (Screening Room)
Monday, October 2 at 7 pm

Ari Kelman, Chancellor’s Leadership
Professor of History at UC Davis
Norma Gourneau, Superintendent, Wind River Agency

Ari Kelman teaches courses on the Civil War and Reconstruction, the politics of memory, environmental history, Native American history, and America in the 1960s at UC Davis. His 2013 b00k, A Misplaced Massacre: Struggling Over the Memory of Sand Creek (Harvard University Press), won the Bancroft Prize, the Antoinette Forester Downing Book Award, the Avery O. Craven Award, the Tom Watson Brown Book Award, and the Robert M. Utley Prize. He is also the author of Battle Lines: A Graphic History of the Civil War (Hill and Wang, 2o15) and A River and Its City: The Nature of Landscape in New Orleans (University of California Press, 2003). Kelman’s essays and articles have appeared in Slate, The Nation, The Times Literary Supplement, The Journal of American History, and many others.

He has also contributed to outreach endeavors aimed at K-12 educators, and to a variety of public history projects, including documentary films for the History Channel and PBS’s American Experience series. He has received numerous grants and fellowships, most notably from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Huntington Library. He is now working on a book tentatively titled, For Liberty and Empire: How the Civil War Bled into the Indian Wars.

Sponsored by: History, Hulbert Center for Southwest Studies, and The Colorado College Office of the Dean

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History course that speaks to today! HY287 Enlightenment Culture – Block 8

Tip Ragan will teach a course in the History Department, Enlightenment Culture. This course focuses on eighteenth-century Europe, the purported birth of “modernity.” During this period, intellectuals argued that they were living in a period of “Enlightenment.” Were they right? Was the Enlightenment the birthplace of meritocracy, toleration, and freedom, as some have argued, or was it rather the precursor of intellectual rigidity, modern racism and anti-Semitism, and totalitarianism, as others have maintained? Does it even make sense to discuss it as a coherent movement? What can-or should-we take from the Enlightenment to understand the contradictions and challenges posed by Modernity and Postmodernism? All student invited to sign up, and first years particularly welcome!

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Prof. Amanda Minervini

What is the past, and how to we represent it?How do our interpretations of the past change over time? Which pasts become more captivating, in which circumstances? Is nostalgia helpful when shaping ideas and interpretations of the present? How do literature and other media influence, complicate, and alter our understanding of past figures and events? Can “lies” (fiction) portray a truth? Which roles may censorship, political pressure, or translation play for the realization and circulation of an artwork?

These are some of the questions with which we will grapple during this course. While learning different ways of interpreting the past and how the present hinges on it, through Derrida, Gramsci, Foucault, and others, will also learn fundamental tools of film analysis. We will also get an overview of key historical events and discuss their representations. We will start with the economic changes of the 12th and 13th century, and with Renaissance warfare and battles, to arrive at WW2, the Holocaust, and contemporary diaspora. (No prerequisites, taught in English)

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Bring your week to a peaceful close by joining a group meditation circle. Offered in the Side Chapel (Shove Chapel), elegantly after lunch on Friday September 29th at 2:30pm. Guidance is provided. All are most welcome, with any amount of experience, so just bring yourself and maybe even a friend. I look forward to meditating together.

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The Butler Center invites current CC students (whose residence is 50 miles or more from Colorado Springs) to participate in the re-imagined Friends of CC Host Program with current CC faculty or staff during family weekend, fall, winter OR spring break.
If interested in spending a day (or two), sharing a meal or being hosted overnight, please email Pearl Leonard-Rock at plr@coloradocollege.edu
Subject heading: Request for a CC Host.

The dates and RSVP dates are:
October 6th thru 8th (Family & Friends Weekend). Reply to Pearl by October 2nd.
November 16th thru November 26th (Fall Break); or November 23rd, Thanksgiving day. Reply to Pearl by October 23rd.
December 21st thru January 8th (Winter Break or December 25th, Christmas day. Reply to Pearl by November 27th.
March 14th thru March 25th (Spring Break). Reply to Pearl by February 19th.

While there are no guarantees that you’ll be matched for the date you’re requesting, we do hope you’ll let us know of your interest to participate in the program. An information sheet will be requested and shared so the matches have a greater likelihood of being satisfactory.

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Connecting with strangers can be hard. But it can also be really easy when it’s with friends and family that WANT to talk to you! You’re invited to an exclusive networking event on Friday, October 6th from 5-6pm in Bemis Great Hall. Come meet family and friends of CC who want to help you succeed! Please RSVP to Gretchen Wardell in the Career Center.

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