Imagining Possibilities: Notes on Janet L. Miller's "Nostalgia for the Future: Imagining Histories of JCT and the Bergamo Conferences"

Adam Howard


In this article, Howard shares some theoretical and autobiographical notes on Janet Miller's article, "Nostalgia for the Future: Imagining Histories of JCT and the Bergamo Conference. He recalls and reflects on his own history with Bergamo in working toward understanding Miller's conception of "nostalgia for the future." He shares some rememberings of that history in this essay to offer some imagined possibilities for Bergamo and JCT. The article concludes with a look toward some current challenges curriculum scholars face in engaging their imaginations.

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