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Williams College historian Christine DeLucia will discuss her book, Memory Lands, in which she reconsiders the markers, monuments, and “memoryscapes” that memorialize King Philip’s War alongside the processes that alternatively repress and recover Indigenous histories of survival and adaptation. The Concord Museum’s new permanent exhibition, The People of Musketaquid, will serve as a case study on how museums present this complicated history to public.
Christine DeLucia is Assistant Professor of History at Williams College. She focuses on Native American/ Indigenous and early American topics. Her research, teaching, and writing involve community collaborations, decolonizing approaches to archives, museums, and knowledge circulation, and socially transformative ways of connecting past, present, and future. Memory Lands: King Philip’s War and the Place of Violence in the Northeast is her first book. Prior to Williams, Professor DeLucia was a member of the history faculty at Mount Holyoke College. In 2018-2019, she held a research fellowship at Chicago’s Newberry Library to work on her second book, a study of Native communities’ complex modes of dwelling, adaptation, and sovereignty in the 18th-century Northeast. Professor DeLucia completed a Ph.D. in American Studies at Yale, an M.Litt. in Environmental History at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland, and an A.B. in History and Literature at Harvard.
Professor DeLucia’s book Memory Lands: King Phillip’s War and the Place of Violence in the Northeast will be available for signing in partnership with the Concord Bookshop..
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This program is supported in part by the Sally Lanagan Fund.