Faculty Lecture - How We Remember May 4, 1970

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Saturday, March 10, 2018 -

2:00pm to 3:00pm

May 4 Visitors Center

Faculty Lecture - How We Remember May 4, 1970

Kent, OH

March 10 at 2:00 p.m.
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Join Chris Post, Ph.D., cultural and historical geographer and Kent State University Associate Professor of Geography, as he discusses how the events surrounding May 4, 1970 have been commemorated at Kent State. Dr. Post’s discussion will center around the physical memorials included on campus, and will review where they are located, how they came to be, who produced them and how they resonate with people. 

Presentation outline:

  • Primer on basic geographic principles and how they apply to understanding memorial landscapes
  • History and analysis of commemoration towards the events surrounding May 4, 1970
  • Assessing the crucial roles that the Walking Tour and the May 4 Visitors Center play within the memorial landscape
  • Asking the questions: What more can be done to further interpret the global importance of the events surrounding May 4, 1970 and what society can learn from it?

Concluding the presentation, individuals will have the option to:

  • Join a tour led by Dr. Post focusing on topics from his presentation
  • Explore the May 4 Visitors Center
  • Take a self-guided Walking Tour

Learn more about the May 4 Visitors Center or read the Chronology of Events, May 1-4, 1970

Biography of Chris W. Post: Dr. Post is Associate Professor of Geography at Kent State University at Stark and received an undergraduate degree in Education from the University of Oklahoma and masters and doctorate degrees in Geography from the University of Kansas. His research as a cultural and historical geographer focuses on the heritage of place, particularly as it becomes manifest on the cultural landscape through commemoration, place naming, and sense of place. Dr. Post has published chapters in the books Company Towns in the Americas, Social Memory and Heritage Tourism Methodologies, and Explorations in Place Attachment. He has also published in international journals such as Geoforum, Area, Geographical Review, and Journal of Cultural Geography

More information on Dr. Post can be found on his university profile.

Complimentary parking available in Taylor Hall parking lot. 

The deadline to RSVP is February 28.

  • Contact Information
    Primary Contact

    Laura De'Armond Szucs
  • Date & Location
    Time: 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

    May 4 Visitors Center
    147 Taylor Hall
    300 Midway Drive
    Kent, OH 44242