Once Upon a Time in Istanbul: The City of Melancholia as Remembered by Orhan Pamuk

Editor’s note: Istanbul is the Metropolis of the Month for September. This is the fifth entry in the series. You can read additional entries, as they are published, linked at the conclusion of this post. By Nefise Kahraman Istanbul, that cosmopolitan city of empires, featured in the itineraries of many travelers, an exoticized setting for […]

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Member of the Week: Patricia Ploehn

Patricia Ploehn   Senior, Honors College, College of Charleston Double major in Historic Preservation and Art History, minor in Southern Studies Describe your current research. What about it drew your interest?  I am currently involved in two different research projects! I am continuing my research on the interpretation of monuments by seeking out more contentious […]

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CFP for UC-Berkeley: Landscapes of Memory

The Metropole digs symposiums. Who doesn’t? Recently, the Global Urban Humanities Initiative (a joint venture between the UC Berkeley Arts & Humanities Division of the College of Letters & Science and the College of Environmental Design) contacted the UHA about its upcoming two day symposium: Techniques of Memory: Landscape, Iconoclasm, Medium, and Power.  Needless to say, we […]

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