Art and History on Trial: Iconoclasm and the Confederate Statues Controversy

The Webster University Law Club and Webster Association for African American Collegians (AAAC) present an Interdisciplinary Panel and Community Discussion:


Art and History on Trial: Iconoclasm and the Confederate Statues Controversy


Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017

2-3:10 p.m.

Location: East Academic Building (EAB) – Rooms 253-262



Dr. Jeffrey Hughes, professor of Art History and Criticism, graduate program director, and gallery director, Hunt Gallery


Hughes, an art historian, teaches courses on Modern Art and Contemporary Art, Art Theory and Criticism, as well as the foundations course, Current Art. His panel discussion focus will be on “Iconoclasm and the Case of the Confederate Monuments.”


Dr. Kristin Anderson, interim chair and associate professor, History, Politics, and International Relations


Anderson specializes in 19th century U.S. social history. She teaches a wide variety of classes on the 19th century United States, including courses on the Civil War and Reconstruction, and the history of U.S. Slavery. Her panel discussion focus will be on, “The Politics of Memory: Confederate Monuments and the Rise of Jim Crow.


Dr. Tracey McCarthy, professor of Psychology and Legal Studies


McCarthy teaches on the behavioral and social implications of the intersections of law, policy, and psychology. Her panel discussion focus will be on, “The Confederate Monuments: Is "Hate Speech" a Red Herring for Censorship and Historical Revision?”


Please, come and join this critical cross disciplinary panel in addressing the conversations and controversies which continue to grow in relation to the ongoing removal and destruction of historic works of art across the United States.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at 2:00pm to 3:10pm

East Academic Building, 252/263
545 Garden Ave. 63119

Event Type

Lectures, University Events


Departments, The Institute for Human Rights and Humanitarian Studies, Art

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