Another colleague just raised this question in relation to the post-Soviet world. My response was: You pose a fascinating comparative question between Confederate and Soviet monuments in the 'post-colonial' context of the American South and USSR. Certainly statues of Lenin (and some other Russian figures) were torn down throughout KZ, particularly by those more passionate about nationalist revival, though others have been left standing to this day.
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For many of us in the U.S. the Fall term is about to start and it begins in the midst of a historical controversy that is likely to provide good teaching opportunities. I am curious as to how other countries have dealt with the issue of public monuments to a divisive, or even dark period, in their history. It seems like a good spot to discuss the good, the bad, and the ugly in terms of how other countries have approached such matters, as we decide how to proceed further with this issue as a society here in the U.S.
‘Meiji Japan in Global History’
Date: 8 September 2017Time: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Venue: SOAS University of London, Main College Buildings, Russell Square Room: 116
Type of Event: Publication Workshop
Catherine L Phipps, University of Memphis
Christopher Gerteis, SOAS University of London
The new phase of globalization opened in the 1970s, even if not inaugurating interdependence or interconnectedness, have at least created a new consciousness of how historical process is shared around the globe.
Call for Papers on African Cities and Urban Spaces at the 3rd Lagos Conference, University of Lagos, Nigeria, June 14-16, 2018