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Spotlight Series: The American Flag as a Cultural Symbol
Music historian Marc Clague launches the dialogue about the American flag with his work on our national anthem. In this panel discussion, Professor Clague will lead us into a consideration of the various emblems of US patriotism—most importantly, the stars and bars of our flag—and what role it plays in defining national identity and staking out political ideologies. Long a symbol of devotion, and of hatred, both nationally and abroad, the United States flag and its attendant artifacts of American patriotism serve as a touchstone to reflect on American identity and the current moment.

ABOUT THE SPOTLIGHT SERIES: The University of Minnesota Spotlight Series is a collaborative partnership between the University Honors Program, Institute for Advanced Study, and Northrop to present lectures, panel discussions, exhibits, and other events throughout the academic year around timely topics of interest. The six-part 2021-22 series will focus on patriotism, public service, and civic engagement. The moderator for all six events will be Kevin Lindsey, CEO of Minnesota Humanities Center. All events are Thursdays 3:30-5:00 pm and may be attended in Northrop’s Best Buy Theater or via Zoom webinar. Audience participation via Q&A sessions will follow each event.

You will receive an automatic email reminder one day and one hour prior to the event which will include the Zoom link and instructions for those who wish to attend in person.

Feb 17, 2022 03:30 PM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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