The Complexities of Commemoration

How is America’s war experience being remembered? How should the wars be remembered? These are two of the questions that will guide the panels and presentations of The Complexities of Commemoration: An Interdisciplinary Symposium on Remembering America’s War Experience.

The symposium is organized into roundtable, plenary sessions, and individual presentations. Presenters and participants include scholars, authors, historians, and veterans.


Friday, Nov. 13:

  • 7:45 to 8:30 a.m.: Continental Breakfast
  • 8:30 to 10 a.m.: Introductory Presentations
  • 10:30 a.m. to noon: The Literature of War Panel - Moderated by Donald Anderson
  • Noon to 1:15 p.m.: Lunch with Alex Kershaw as Luncheon Speaker
  • 1:30 to 3 p.m.: The Psychology and Morality of War - Moderated by Ron DiSanto
  • 3:30 to 5 p.m.: War Narratives on the Built Landscape: Monuments, Memorials and Public Memory - Moderated by Steven Trout

Saturday, Nov. 14:

  • 7:30 to 8 a.m.: Continental Breakfast
  • 8 to 8:30 a.m.: Presentation by The Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities: Remembering WWI
  • 8:30 to 10 a.m.: Veterans and Remembering War - Moderated by Daniel Clayton
  • 10:30 a.m. to noon: The Chicano Experience in Vietnam - Moderated by Nicki Gonzales and Nathan Matlock
  • Noon to 1:15 p.m.: Luncheon with Host Rick Crandall
  • 1:30 to 3 p.m.: The Soldier Returning From War - Moderated by Wil Scott
  • 3:30 to 5 p.m.: How Should the American War Experience in the 20th Century be Remembered?

The conference is free for Regis University students, staff, and faculty.