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Fontbonne to Host Academic Symposium

Fontbonne University has announced plans to host its first-ever academic symposium. The symposium, titled “Collective Memory in St. Louis: Recollection, Forgetting and the Common Good,” will take place Thursday, Oct. 21, through Saturday, Oct. 23, and welcomes scholars and students from all academic disciplines to both attend and present.

Sponsored jointly by Fontbonne University and the Missouri History Museum, the memory symposium asks scholars to address questions of memory, culture, identity and the St. Louis landscape.
The symposium begins at 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 21, with a keynote address by Shawn Copeland, Ph.D., associate professor of theology at Boston College. Friday night, participants will enjoy a banquet and a second keynote address by Robert Archibald, Ph.D., the president of the Missouri Historical Society. Interdisciplinary paper presentations will continue throughout Friday and Saturday.

The paper judged Best of Conference will be published in the Missouri History Museum’s online Journal, “History Happens Here.”

Learn more, or register online.

Questions? Call 314.719.3554 or e-mail