Memory v. Representation: Soldiers’ Homecoming in ​History, Literature and Testimony​

Sunday, October 16, 2016

2:00 PM-3:30 PM

Cost: Free

Providence Public Library
150 Empire Street
Providence, RI 02903

Meeting Room (3rd Floor)

Sun, 2016-10-16 14:00 - 15:30

A series of panel discussions open to the public featuring veterans describing their homecoming experiences and challenges.

September 11  |  2:00 pm 
Images of Homecoming in American through the World Wars
University of Rhode Island
60 Upper College Road, Kingston, RI

October 16  |  2:00 pm
Perspectives on the Vietnam War
Providence Public Library
150 Empire Street, Providence, RI

November 13  |  2:00 pm
Wars in the Middle East and Contemporary Narratives of Return
Community College of Rhode Island
400 East Avenue, Warwick, RI

This project features humanities scholars and veterans in open public exploration of the homecoming experience. Historical and fictional representations will provide a catalyst for a broad discussion following a brief introduction from media studies, literature and history scholars. The goal is to encourage veterans, their families and the public to engage in open dialogue about the challenges veterans face as they return into civilian society.

To learn more about the free panel discussions, visit:

This project is additionally supported by Providence Public Library and the Community College of Rhode Island.