Curating and Re-Curating The American Wars in Vietnam and Iraq
Free Public Lecture
This talk will share selected areas of the newly finished manuscript, Curating and Re-Curating the American Wars in Vietnam and Iraq, which will be published in 2019 by Oxford University Press. The lecture poses questions of who has authoritative war knowledge, where that knowledge is displayed, how it appears and what political issues emerge around war displays. Professor Sylvester will consider curatorial/re-curatorial war expertise emanating from public displays of war objects in Australia, the US and Vietnam that relate to the two wars.
Professor Christine Sylvester, Professor of Political Science
Professor Christine Sylvester
Professor of Political Science
The University of Connecticut
Christine Sylvester is Professor of Political Science at the University of Connecticut and affiliated professor, School of Global Studies, University of Gothenburg. She has worked at the Australian National University, Institute of Social Studies The Hague, and Lancaster University (UK), and has held the Swedish Research Council’s Kerstin Hesselgren Professorship for Sweden, a Leverhulme fellowship at SOAS London; and a Humanities Institute fellowship at the University of Connecticut. She is an Eminent Scholar of Feminist Theory and Gender Studies Section (ISA) and named among Fifty Key Thinkers in International Relations (2008). In 2014 Lund University in Sweden recognized her work through an honorary doctorate in the social sciences. Recent books include Curating and Recurating the American Wars in Vietnam and Iraq (OUP, forthcoming), Masquerades of War, editor (2015), War as Experience (2013), and Art/Museums: International Relations Where We Least Expect It (2009). Her most recent articles are “Curating and ReCurating America’s War in Vietnam,” Security Dialogue, 2018, and “Thinking like an ArtistResearcher About War,” with Jill Gibbon, Millennium: Journal of International Studies, 2017. She is editor of the Routledge book series: War, Politics, Experience.