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Arch Dalrymple III Department of History

University of Mississippi

The Overby Center Presents “Symbols of Exclusion: The Semiotics of Race in Public Spaces”

Revised UMiss Symposium PDF Poster_F-1The Overby Center for Southern Journalism and Politics presents “Symbols of Exclusion: The Semiotics of Race in Public Spaces,” on October 23-24, 2014.

This interdisciplinary symposium explored emerging Holocaust research on the semiotics of race in public spaces and efforts to memorialize histories of racialized atrocities, as well as current research on these topics in the American South. It was co-organized by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies and the University of Mississippi’s Department of Sociology and Anthropology and the Critical Race Studies Group.

By bringing together scholars, teachers, students, and community members, the Mandel Center’s outreach symposia seek to enrich campus dialogue and forge connections with diverse audiences that will ensure the vitality of Holocaust studies in an increasingly interdisciplinary and multicultural academic landscape.