"Far From Vietnam" film screening
Department: Art HistoryDate and Time: February 23, 2017 | 6:30 PM-8:00 PM
Event Location: McCormick Screening Room
Part of the Documenting War: Mellon Sawyer Seminar Continuing through W17. Other events include:
Monday, February 27, 3:00–6:00pm: Far From Vietnam:The Legacy of the Vietnam War and contemporary art; a two-day conference in Humanities Gateway 1030
Thursday, March 16: Humanity, War, and moral choice in Social and Behavioral Sciences Gateway 1517/ Co-sponsored by the Interdisciplinary Center for the Scientific Study of Ethics and Morality
Friday, March 17: Waging Digital War in both actual and virtual Worlds in Humanities Gateway 1010/ Co-sponsored by the Digital Humanities Working Group
Documenting War explores the genres, rhetoric, and real effects of wartime documentation and postwar reflection, as carried out by journalists, soldiers, civilians, and artists. The seminar will bring together academics, journalists and military personnel for lively conversations in which prejudices can be exposed and new resources for understanding can be tested.
The Sawyer Seminar is directed by Professors Carol Burke and Cécile Whiting and is supported by a generous grant from the Mellon Foundation. On-campus partners include Asian American Studies, the Southeast Asian Archive, and Illuminations.