Organized by Nguyễn Dịu-Hương, the 2019-2020 Mellon Symposium, “Voices from the Everyday South: Civilian Lives during the Viet Nam War,” brings together Vietnamese civilians from southern Viet Nam who lived through the war (1954-1975) for a conversation on varied aspects of daily life in the wartime South.
The personal narratives of southern Vietnamese civilians are frequently obscured by the political transformations and military conflicts of their time. By emphasizing the voices and viewpoints of ordinary civilians, the symposium seeks to reconstruct the historical atmosphere of this critical period in modern Viet Nam so as to advance both Vietnamese and American understandings and interpretations of the war.
Sponsored by the John B. Hurford ’60 Center for the Arts and Humanities. Free and open to the public.