Seminar in Political Geography
Landscape and Memory

Seminar in Political Geography: Landscape and Memory: Geographies of National Identity
The course focuses on the intimate relationship between human-made landscapes and nationalism. It examines both the built landscape and nationalism as twin narratives. The human-made landscapes tell the story of the nation: they reflect what the nation has chosen to remember of its unique past and they also affect the nationalism that develops in a specific territory. With examples from the US, Poland, Germany, and Israel we will illustrate how the human-made landscape serves as important physical and cultural crucible in which people construct ideas, memories, and icons that become an important part of a nation's memory and intensify the nation's sense of identity. (Open to seniors only; others by waiver) 3 hrs. sem.
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GEOG 0415

All Sections in Fall 2009

Fall 2009

GEOG0415A-F09 Seminar (Mayer)