Traumatic Histories and the National Imagination: Narrative Construction in National Memory Museums in the United States


Grant Data
Project Title
Traumatic Histories and the National Imagination: Narrative Construction in National Memory Museums in the United States
Principal Investigator
Dr Gruenewald, Tim   (Principal investigator)
Duration
30
Start Date
2016-07-01
Completion Date
2018-12-31
Amount
340000
Conference Title
Presentation Title
Keywords
Memorial Museum, U.S. National Imagination, National Mall, Washington, DC, Museum Exhibitions
Discipline
Film, Visual and Media Studies,Area Studies (including Japanese Studies, China Studies, European Studies)
Panel
Humanities & Social Sciences (H)
Sponsor
RGC Early Career Scheme (ECS)
HKU Project Code
27603716
Grant Type
Early Career Scheme (ECS)
Funding Year
2016/2017
Status
On-going
Objectives
2 To situate these narrative strategies within the context of the National Mall and significant related memory museums in New York City. 3 To identify similarities and differences in how the museums frame processes of racialization, discrimination, and persecution as well as memorialization. 4 To formulate an interdisciplinary methodology for the study of multi-media museum exhibitions based on concepts from museum and memory studies, which will be integrated with methods and theories from film and literary studies. 5 To introduce the project’s finding to the international academic community engaged in American studies and museum and memory studies through publications and conference presentations. 6 To integrate outcomes from this research project into the American Studies curriculum at HKU.