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Cultural, Military, Public History, Visual Culture



Episode Description

Historian Alexis Dudden and graphic artist Kim Inthavong discuss their collaborative work on history, memory, and activism in Okinawa, Japan. Their piece, “Okinawa: Territory as Monument,” appears in the History Lab section of the September issue of the AHR. Inthavong’s graphic panels illustrating Okinawans’ present-day struggle over US military presence in the islands can be previewed below.

Show Notes

In this Episode

Alexis Dudden (Professor of History at the University of Connecticut)

Kim Inthavong (software developer, freelance illustrator)

Daniel Story (Host and Producer, Digital Scholarship Librarian at UC Santa Cruz)


Music in this episode was composed by Shintaro Haioka for the soundtrack of Zan, a 2017 documentary film that explores the endangered existence of the dugong in Oura Bay and the activists fighting to protect them. Music used with permission.


Produced by Daniel Story

Audio engineering and transcription assistance by Myles Rider-Alexis

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