All Soul's College Symposium on Contested Heritage in Public Spaces

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course


This two-day symposium examined institutional challenges and responses to contested historical legacies in public spaces. Participants deliberated on controversies related to statues, memorials, street names, and other forms of public commemoration– sometimes celebration – of events or persons with complicated histories, especially those involved in slavery and other human
exploitation in colonial eras. The focus was on decision-makers and decision-making processes. The results will help inform the framing of a multi-year project designed to identify guidelines and best practices, along with a series of case studies, to help decision-makers in municipalities, universities, and museums, address future controversies in a responsible and effective manner.
Period26 Mar 201827 Mar 2018
Event typeWorkshop
LocationOxfordShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational

Structured keywords

  • Centre for Black Humanities