Memorialisation, public histories and race: a transnational conversation

Activity: Talk or presentation typesPublic talk, debate, discussion


This transnational conversation brought to you by the UoB History Department brings together participants from South Africa, Britain and the United States to consider the contested politics of monuments and public history.

The pulling down of Edward Colston’s statue in Bristol earlier this year, the RhodesMustFall movement in South Africa and ongoing interventions around statues and race in the US provide a backdrop to the discussion, but this event will also aim to address broader questions around and approaches to black public histories.

Confirmed speakers: Kine Matose (University of Cape Town), Nare Mokgotho and Molemo Moiloa (Johannesburg art collective, MADEYOULOOK), Joanna Burch-Brown (Philosophy, University of Bristol), Stephen Small (University of California, Berkeley)
Chair: Lizzie Roble (Bristol, Art History)
Period14 Oct 2020
Held atDepartment of History (Historical Studies)
Degree of RecognitionInternational