Guantánamo Public Memory Project

Category: National Dialogue and Traveling Exhibit

Guantánamo Public Memory Project Open at Tulane University

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The Guantánamo Public Memory Project opened September 2 in Jones Hall at Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana (open weekdays 10am-5pm).  This traveling exhibit examines the history of the U.S. naval base in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba from multiple perspectives and raises questions about U.S.-Cuban relations, civil liberties, national security, and public memory in the past,…

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Remembering Guantánamo in Miami: a city-wide, cross-community dialogue

Five Miami institutions are joining forces to open dialogue on the history of the US naval base at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba and its memories and legacies for the city’s diverse communities through exhibits, storytelling, academic and cultural programs across the city from August 14-October 31, 2014  This citywide effort, featured in the Miami Herald,  marks the debut of…

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New interviews in our collection

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Over the past few months, we’ve slowly been adding new interviews to our online collection. Produced by students at the University of Miami and Northeastern University, these interviews share the memories of people with unique and important experiences of Gitmo. We collect and make these interviews available in the hope that they will inspire people…

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Call for interns

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Are there important Gitmo-related topics that you feel aren’t getting due attention on our blog? Could you see yourself writing articles and blog posts on the history of Gitmo? Or on methods of engaging the public in our work? Or on specific images and objects from our archive? Can you find ways for us to…

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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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