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Telling, exhibiting and commemorating minority histories in the United States

Raconter, exposer et commémorer l’histoire des minorités aux États-Unis

U.S. museums and historic sites, and minority narratives

Les musées et sites historiques états-uniens et les récits minoritaires

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Published on Tuesday, November 09, 2021


Critical perspectives have contributed to the development of research on minority histories, which can be approached in two ways: on the one hand from the point of view of the domination that is exercised, on the other hand from the point of view of the experiences of members of the minority. Minority narratives mobilize collective memories and processes of patrimonialization and different mediations of history, notably in the school and medias. We propose to focus on one of their concrete forms, namely museums and heritage sites. Museums are indeed at the focus of political and historiographic issues in the way they articulate, or not, the narrative of minorities and the national narrative.The question of the mediation of history, here approached through the prism of museum institutions and heritage sites, as well as the articulation between past and present, will be our focus.



December, 10th

13H15 Welcome

13H45 Introduction (Olivier Maheo, IHTP)

14H-16H First workshop : inclusive history / inclusive museums and the public

Moderator : Pauline Peretz, IHTP

14H00 Anouche Der Sarkissian (Sorbonne Nouvelle, Nanterre) / Julien Zarifian (CY Cergy Paris Université et Membre junior de l’Institut Universitaire de France).

  • Memorialization Through Patrimonialization: Armenian Americans and the Armenian Genocide in the United States

14H30 Joyti Mohan (University of Maryland)

  • Inclusion at the Museum of American History

15H Lucas Griswold (Maastricht University)

  • Telling Dissonance: Minority heritage narratives at American parks and historic sites

15H30 Discussion

16H-16H30 Pause Café

16H30-17H30 Second workshop : indigenous people in American history

Moderator : Thomas Grillot, IHTP

16H30 Karim Michel Tiro (Xavier University, Cincinnati, Ohio) (eastern time = 10:30)

  • Revisiting the history of indigenous peoples in the american revolution

17H  Barry L. Stiefel (College of Charleston) (eastern time = 11:00)

  • Indigenous Romanticism at Open-Air Museums: Cherokee Oconaluftee and Diligwa without Euromericans

17H30 Discusion, et table ronde de tous les tous les participants à la journée d’études. (eastern time = 11:30)

Fin 18H30 (eastern time = 12:30)


Workshop organized by the Institut d’Histoire du Temps Présent, UMR 8244, with the support of musée du quai branly-Jacques Chirac, ComUE UPL, Fondation pour la Mémoire de l’Esclavage


This workshop will take place on the premises of the Campus Condorcet, and online with a Zoom session.

Campus Condorcet, centre de colloque, Place du Front Populaire, 93322 Aubervilliers, room 3.01 (Métro Front Populaire, line 12).

Manifestation conforme aux mesures sanitaires : masque et Passe sanitaire obligatoires



  • Centre des colloques, salle 3.01 - Place du Front Populaire
    Aubervilliers, France (93322)

Event attendance modalities

Hybrid event (on site and online)


  • Friday, December 10, 2021


  • États-Unis, musée, minorité, muséologie, représentation, marge, mouvement social, temps présent


  • Olivier Maheo
    courriel : maheo [dot] prof [at] gmail [dot] com

Reference Urls

Information source

  • Olivier Maheo
    courriel : maheo [dot] prof [at] gmail [dot] com


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« Telling, exhibiting and commemorating minority histories in the United States », Study days, Calenda, Published on Tuesday, November 09, 2021, https://doi.org/10.58079/17na

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