Memory for the Future

A Public Humanities Lab

Memory for the Future (M4F) began as a year-long "studiolab" based at the Lewis Collaborative in St. Louis (Fall 2022 to Spring 2023). M4F combines the study of interlinked histories and legacies of colonialism, slavery, and genocide with collaborative development of reparative public humanities projects in St. Louis.

While our studiolab year has formally ended the co-leaders of the effort remain committed to reparative public humanities projects, and will continue to use this site and our instagram to share related work.

Interested? Learn more on this site, follow us on instagram, and get in touch!

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Lab Projects & Participants

Our public humanities lab develops projects in collaboration with M4F partners. Visit our projects page to learn about these and to see some of the initiatives in STL and elsewhere inspiring our work.

Learn more about our M4F lab participants and their projects and partnerships.

Support & organizers

Project support was provided by a Redefining Doctoral Education (RDE) Studiolab Grant from the Center for the Humanities at Washington University in St. Louis. M4F is co-led by:

Associate Professor of History at WashU
Professor of African & African-American Studies at WashU
RDE/M4F Postdoctoral Fellow