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Faculty panel to explore topic of public space as part of Experience UWF Downtown Lecture Series

The University of West Florida College of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities will continue its 2017-18 Experience UWF Downtown Lecture Series on Nov. 30 at Historic Pensacola’s Museum of Commerce. A UWF faculty panel will explore public space as an expression of community values in “Public Space, Collective Memory and Community Identity.” The lecture is free and open to the public, with a reception at 5:30 p.m. and the lecture from 6 to 7 p.m.

Attendees will hear from experts on controversial memorials in Florida, neglected memorials in Pensacola cemeteries, the social meaning of memorials in civic space and competing ethical frameworks. The UWF faculty panel will include Dr. Jocelyn Evans, professor of government and associate dean of the College of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities, expert on the social meaning of civic space; Dr. Brian Hood, philosophy department chair and associate professor, expert in ethics, logic and the philosophy of science; Dr. William Lees, executive director of the Florida Public Archaeology Network and author of “Recalling Deeds Immortal: Florida Monuments to the Civil War” and Margo Stringfield, research associate in the UWF Archaeology Institute and PACT Cemetery Project.

The 2017-18 Experience UWF Downtown Lecture Series promotes the value of liberal arts in contemporary life by showcasing outstanding UWF faculty and scholars of national prominence, who illustrate the essential role of the liberal arts in building and sustaining contemporary culture.

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