Narrating the Nuclear

Date: April 22, 2014 Time: 7:00 p.m. Location: Olin 130

Mark AuslanderLecture by Dr. Mark Auslander, Associate Professor of Anthropology and Museum Studies
Director, Museum of Culture and Environment, Central Washington University

“Narrating the Nuclear” explores the challenges of developing meaningful museum exhibitions and artworks about the history and legacies of the Hanford nuclear reservation, the nation’s leading site of environmental contamination. To what extend can or should any museum, installation, or artwork reconcile deeply divided perspectives on Hanford in the Pacific Northwest?

Sponsored by the Office of the Provost and Dean of the Faculty Visiting Educator Fund, the Department of Anthropology, and the Race and Ethnic Studies Program