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Conceived and founded by Dr. Joshua Shannon, Associate Professor of Contemporary Art History and Theory in the Department, The Potomac Center for the Study of Modernity promotes the scholarly understanding of human experience from about 1850. Operating in Washington, DC since 2012, the Center seeks to act as a regional catalyst for a thoroughgoing and robust conversation on all aspects of modernism. To quote from the Center's Mission Statement: "the Center is dedicated specifically to promoting hybrid ways of thinking about the history of individual and collective experience worldwide since industrialization."
The Center maintains an active schedule of scholarly events and forms, as well, an impressive node in this area's important scholarly network. The Potomac Center for the Study of Modernity is proudly supported not only by the Department of Art History and Archaeology but the Departments of English and of History, with major underwriting from the College of Arts and Humanities.
The Potomac Center for the Study of Modernity's website: http://thepotomaccenter.org/