Guantánamo Public Memory Project

Category: National Dialogue and Traveling Exhibit

A Reflection on “Guantánamo Bay: The Hunger Strikes”

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Since enrolling in my current public history course at the University of Minnesota, I have been working with peers to connect Guantánamo Naval Base to a local site here in Minnesota. The Guantánamo Public Memory Project’s traveling exhibit came to St. Paul, MN, in February 2014, and we were looking forward to sharing our work.…

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Bringing our exhibit to Istanbul

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Our traveling exhibit opens in Istanbul on April 4. This will be the first full residency for the exhibit outside of the U.S. Our collaborators wrote this introduction to their vision for the project. The exhibit is situated within a larger project titled “Compressed: Guantánamos” that puts the Guantánamo Public Memory Project into conversation with…

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University of Minnesota Digital Projects

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Why and how is the U.S. Naval Station at Guantánamo, both historically and at present, relevant to Minnesota audiences?  In fall 2013, in anticipation of the opening of the GPMP exhibition at the Minnesota History Center, an interdisciplinary group of graduate students at the University of Minnesota created interactive digital public history projects that explore…

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Bringing GTMO to GSO: The Road to Opening Night

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Those of us in the UNCG Public History program who have been working on the Guantánamo Public Memory Project spent the month of November and beginning of December finalizing GTMO & GSO, our cohort’s way of tying the underlying themes of the national traveling exhibit to our community. After months of hard work it was…

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How Do We Talk About Imperialism?

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  Those of us in academia generally acknowledge the ongoing state of U.S. empire. However, in high school, and even some colleges and universities, colonialism and imperialism are taught as temporal periods. The Age of Imperialism, as it’s usually called, allegedly ended in the early 20th century. In actuality, the United States has continued to…

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Voices from Guantánamo: Events in Greensboro, NC

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‘Voices from Guantánamo’ is a three-part cultural event series, produced by UNCG Public History graduate students, that will take place at the International Civil Rights Center and Museum. This series accompanies the Guantánamo Public Memory Project traveling exhibition, which will be showcased at the museum from December 12, 2013-February 1, 2014. Behind the Cactus Curtain:…

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Ft. Snelling and Guantánamo: Corresponding Histories and Disparate Rememberings

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How does one “bring” Guantánamo to the United States? Can Guantánamo, as a symbol of imperialism and history of detainment, be compared to a national historic site in America? How do we challenge a community that would be largely offended by such a suggestion? These questions, among others, are what drive my involvement with the…

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University of Minnesota Digital Projects

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How do you make the history of the U.S. naval station at Guantánamo relevant and engaging for diverse public audiences? This is the central question we encountered in our undergraduate public history class at the University of Minnesota last fall. Many of us grappled with this question as we developed a panel for the Guantánamo…

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Developing “GTMO & GSO”

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This is the second blog post in a series by our team at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, as they prepare to host our traveling exhibit. The exhibit will open in Greensboro on December 12. This part of the semester has been delegated to small group work and this became the detailed development…

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Creating “GTMO & GSO”

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The nine of us graduate students in UNC Greensboro’s Public History program who contributed a panel to the Guantanamo Public Memory Project last year were very excited to roll up our sleeves and return this year to work on our supplement to the traveling exhibit.  In anticipation of its arrival in December, we have launched…

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About GPMP

A look at the past, present, and future of the Guantánamo Public Memory Project.

Guantanamology

Excavating GTMO’s hidden histories in the Guantánamo Public Memory Project Archive

National Dialogue and Traveling Exhibit

Students and communities explore GTMO's history and debate its implications in a traveling exhibit.

Reflection + Action

What does GTMO's history suggest about what to do now? Add your take.

This Week in Guantánamo: Present and Past

Today's breaking news in historical perspective.

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