What do we choose to remember? 
And what do we choose to forget?

Memory plays an important role in how we define ourselves and how we define our communities.  The Memory Project at the University of Virginia is a unique initiative that draws on the insights of traditional academic disciplines and a variety of interdisciplinary fields to examine how we think about the past and how we use it to shape the future.



The 1619 Project creator Nikole Hannah-Jones in conversation with UVA President Jim Ryan, co-hosted by the Memory Project of UVA's Democracy Initiative.

The Memory Project's Professor Jalane Schmidt published an op-ed in the Richmond Times-Dispatch on the ethics and issues raised after confederate monuments are removed.  (Photo credit: Sanjay Suchak/UVA)

Dr. Gillet Rosenblith of The Memory Project publishes an op-ed in The Washington Post on the ways in which Covid-19 has exposed “bad housing policy.” 


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