Writing about Cities: Place and Memory
URB 451 / HIS 451 / AMS 413
How do cities remember the past? From street names to Confederate statutes to urban redevelopment, questions of place and public memory are intertwined and frequently contested. In "Writing about Cities: Place and Memory," you'll learn to read cities as cultural texts by engaging in cultural analysis, archival research, and geographic fieldwork. You'll also contribute to discussions about place and memory by proposing a new memorial or monument for Princeton's campus. Field trips within Princeton and to New York City augment our discussions, as do visits from guest speakers.
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