S1 E6 Soil and Memory

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. Some of Inthavong's graphic panels illustrating Okinawans’ present-day struggle over U.S. military presence in the islands can be previewed below.

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)

Transcript 

Music
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.


Production

  • Produced by Daniel Story
  • Audio engineering and transcription assistance by Myles Rider-Alexis

Panel 1:

 Panel from “Okinawa: Territory as Monument,” which appears in the History Lab section of the September issue of the AHR. Graphic panels by graphic artist Kim Inthavong. 

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Panel 3:

 Panel from “Okinawa: Territory as Monument,” which appears in the History Lab section of the September issue of the AHR. Graphic panels by graphic artist Kim Inthavong. 

Panel 4:

  Panel from “Okinawa: Territory as Monument,” which appears in the History Lab section of the September issue of the AHR. Graphic panels by graphic artist Kim Inthavong. 

Panel 5: 

 Panel from “Okinawa: Territory as Monument,” which appears in the History Lab section of the September issue of the AHR. Graphic panels by graphic artist Kim Inthavong.