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Joyce Apsel
Professor, Liberal Studies, New York University Read More ...
Davide Lombardo
Lecturer, New York University Florence Read More ...
 
 
Museums, Memory and Politics: Educating about “Difficult Knowledge”
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Joyce Apsel
Professor, Liberal Studies, New York University

Joyce Apsel is Clinical Professor in the Liberal Studies Program at NYU and is teaching at NYU Florence during the academic year 2017-2018. Dr. Apsel is a recipient of the NYU Distinguished Teaching Award. Her volume, Introducing Peace Museums, was nominated for the 2017 Dayton International Literary Peace Prize in non-fiction. She is co-editor of two other volumes on peace and human rights museums, and lectures and writes about human rights, comparative genocide, and education. Dr. Apsel is President of the Institute for the Study of Genocide and past president of the International Association of Genocide Scholars. She serves as NGO-DPI representative for the International Network of Museums for Peace at the U.N.


 
Davide Lombardo
Lecturer, New York University Florence

Davide Lombardo teaches history at NYU Florence since 2001. He holds a doctorate in History and Civilization from the European University Institute (Fiesole, Italy). His research focuses on European Urban Culture from the 19th to the 20th century. Lombardo holds an Italian degree in modern Italian history and a French degree in modern French history and has studied extensively at Edinburgh, York (UK), Grenoble (France), and Pisa and Florence (Italy). In 2009 he was Visiting Research Fellow at the Lewis Walpole Library at Yale University, Visiting Fellow at the Yale Center for British Art, and Andrew W. Mellon Fellow at the Huntington Library. In 2011 he was part of the organizing committee for NYU Florence’s events around the 150th anniversary of Italian Unification. He regularly gives lectures on contemporary Italy and Europe. He currently teaches three courses at NYU Florence which focus on modern European and Italian history: Culture of the City, Modern Italy and Social Foundations III.


 
Amy Sodaro
Associate Professor of Sociology, Borough of Manhattan Community College, City University of New York

Amy Sodaro received her PhD in Sociology from the New School for Social Research and her research focuses on memory and memorialization of violence and atrocity. She has published several chapters and articles on memorial museums, including the US Holocaust Memorial Museum, the House of Terror in Budapest, the Jewish Museum in Berlin, the Kigali Genocide Memorial Center in Rwanda and the 9/11 Museum. She is co-editor of Memory and the Future: Transnational Politics, Ethics and Culture (Palgrave Macmillan 2010), a special issue of WSQ "At Sea" and author of Exhibiting Atrocity: Memorial Museums and the Politics of Past Violence (Rutgers University Press, 2018).


 
Roy Tamashiro
Professor, Multidisciplinary Studies Department, Webster University (USA)

Roy Tamashiro is Professor of Multidisciplinary Studies at Webster University (USA). His recent projects and research have included peace pilgrimages, museums and rituals, the oral history of survivor-witnesses of massacres and atomic bombing (hibakusha), transformative learning, and societal healing/reconciliation.


 
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