9/25 Panel Discussion on Translating Difficult Histories in Contemporary Education

September 17, 2018

The Curry School of Education and Human Development at the University of Virginia and the Bank of America will host a panel discussion exploring how education can promote inclusion and respect among citizens and communities. The discussion, "Translating Difficult Histories in Contemporary Education," will examine the manner in which difficult and challenging aspects of history can be interrogated and translated in contemporary educational setting and venues. It will focus on a range of historical events and themes, a broad understanding of educational settings and practices, and the links between historical perspectives and contemporary civics – with an emphasis on the role of K-12 schools, higher education and museums in providing opportunities for translation and exploration.

Robert Pianta, Dean of the Curry School of Education and Human Development, will moderate. Panel members will be Kinshasha Holman Conwill, Deputy Director of the National Museum of African American History and Culture, Sara Bloomfield, Director of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and Derrick Alridge and Stephanie Van Hover, both Professors at the Curry School of Education.

The panel is being held on Tuesday, September 25, at 4:30pm in the Newcomb Hall Theater, to be followed by a reception in the Third Flood Ballroom. RSVPs are requested via an on-line page here.

The panel is hosted by Andrew Plepler, Executive of Global Environmental, Social and Governance, Bank of America, and James Ryan, President of UVA.