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Every  RC  student will give either a Presentation or a  Poster -  either as a  group  or as an individual project.  Every RC student will also be an audience  member.  

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The Symposium is organized into two, concurrent, sessions: Session I: 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. & Session II: 3:10 p.m. - 4:40 p.m.
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Saturday, December 1 • 2:45pm - 3:00pm
The Influence of Typology on Confederate Monuments

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Our providential  interpretation of American history continues to be a guiding factor in our  understanding of events like the civil war. DW Griffith's 1915 film  "Birth of a Nation"illustrates how he relied on concepts of  typology in order to glorify the southern confederacy. Typology is a theory  that urges us to see the parallel running of the Bible and present time. As  we look more closely it is easier to see this influence in monuments like  Antonin Mercie's Robert E. Lee memorial in Richmond, Virginia and even the  Lincoln memorial which we often do not recognize as a Confederate monument.


Hobart IV, William

Humanities College


Bhagawat Acharya

Junior Fellow, Discovery College

Ron Smith

Senior Fellow, Global College

Saturday December 1, 2018 2:45pm - 3:00pm EST
055 Coleman