Dartmouth Events

Clint Smith: Monuments to the Unthinkable

Remembering Atrocities: Lessons from Germany.

Thursday, October 5, 2023
5:00pm – 6:30pm
Ballroom, Hanover Inn
Intended Audience(s): Public
Categories: Lectures & Seminars

Clint Smith is a renowned author, educator, and poet who has made significant contributions to the exploration of historical memory, social justice, and the impact of monuments and memorials on society. Smith received his B.A. in English from Davidson College and his Ph.D. in Education from Harvard University. He combines his academic expertise with his powerful storytelling to engage audiences on important topics. He has written for various prestigious publications, including The Atlantic, The New Yorker, and The Washington Post, and has received multiple awards for his work, including the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. He is the author of the New York Times Best Seller, How the Word Is Passed, which won the 2021 National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction and was named one of the top ten books of 2021 by the New York Times.

Clint Smith's key area of interest revolves around the examination of physical markers and memorials dedicated to the history and memory of atrocities, such as the Holocaust and slavery. His work delves into the complexities of how these monuments shape our understanding of history, justice, and the collective memory of society. Smith's research explores the multifaceted role these memorials play in contemporary society, from honoring the victims to sparking conversations about the legacy of these dark periods in history.

This event is free & open to the public. It will be livestreamed, please register at dartgo.org/clintsmith.

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Dickey Center

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