MArch History and Theory Guest Lecture Series: “History in the Making” by Amy Kulper | Thursday, March 21, 2024 at 18:00 in M416 (Robin Evans Room)


When: Thursday, 21st of March 2024 at 6pm

Where: M416, Marylebone Campus, University of Westminster, 35 Marylebone Road, NW1 5LS

“On January 6, 2021, supporters of then President, Donald Trump, stormed the U.S. Capitol Building. In a stunning display of a historiographical phenomenon known as ‘presentism,’ insurrectionists desecrated the seat of American democracy, while simultaneously recording and archiving their illegal conduct. In the aftermath of the insurrection, everyday citizens, museum curators, and criminologists bagged, tagged, and collected memorabilia, artefacts for accession, and legal evidence, attesting to the day’s violent and unprecedented activities. This lecture examines the roles that architecture, and more broadly the politics of space, played in the events that unfolded that day.”