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UChicago CLAS entreVistas


May 18, 2018

What are monuments and why are they significant? What do monuments mean to the people who build them and to the communities in which they are placed? These questions seem especially relevant at a time when we in the US are grappling with issues related to confederate monuments and debate whether they should be protected or destroyed. This episode of entreVistas considers the diverse purposes of monuments, the messages that they convey, and how their meanings change over time. Listen as CLAS MA student Ámber Miranzo and Collegiate Assistant Professor in the Humanities Miguel Caballero discuss various monuments, including the city of Brasília, cultivated fields in Spain, and skyscrapers in the Americas.

entreVistas: chats about Latin American politics, culture, and history, featuring faculty, students, and visitors at the Center for Latin American Studies at the University of Chicago.

Transcript is available here.