History and Memory in African American Studies: From Slavery to Civil Rights
With generous support from the U.S. Embassy in Belgrade and donors David and Ann Erne, the College of Arts and Sciences is launching a University Partnership Program with the Faculty of Philosophy at the University of Novi Sad (UNS) in northern Serbia.
Led by Dr. Alex Lichtenstein, Professor of History and American Studies, the aim of the program is to provide new channels of thinking about how to commemorate historical events and heritage sites. Like the United States, Serbia grapples with its own volatile history. This partnership will fortify UNS’s American Studies and history curricula.
Each year, in May/June 2022 and May/June 2023, IU will invite ten Serbian undergraduates studying African-American literature, American history, and Communications and Culture to the United States for an eight-day study tour of civil rights historic sites and memorials. Two UNS faculty members will accompany each group of students.
At least five IU students will be able to join the group on their study tour through the U.S. South, from Memphis to Atlanta, May-June. Apply by January 2022 to join this exciting trip. More details to come.