Translating Difficult Histories in Contemporary Education


The Curry School of Education and Human Development at the University of Virginia and the Bank of America will host a panel discussion exploring how education can promote inclusion and respect among citizens and communities. The panel will examine the manner in which difficult and challenging aspects of history can be interrogated and translated in contemporary educational setting and venues.   It will focus on a range of historical events and themes, a broad understanding of educational settings and practices, and the links between historical perspectives and contemporary civics – with an emphasis on the role of k-12 schools, higher education and museums in providing opportunities for translation and exploration. 

Tuesday, September 25
4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
University of Virginia, Newcomb Hall Theater

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Hosted By

James E. Ryan, President, University of Virginia

Andrew Plepler, Global Head of ESG, Bank of America

Featured Panelists

Kinshasha Holman Conwell, Deputy Director, National Museum of African American History and Culture

Sara Bloomfield, Director, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Derrick Alridge, Professor and Director, Center for Race and Public Education in the South

Stephanie van Hover, Professor and Chair, Department of Curriculum, Instruction, and Special Education

Panel Moderator

Bob Pianta, Dean, Curry School of Education and Human Development