Hybrid Workshop Series on “Contested Monuments” continues on 15 May 2024

Convened by Prof. Dr. Paul Basu and Prof. Dr. Sophia Labadi

The workshop series aims to critically examine new approaches to monumentality and to consider whether and how they challenge, re-imagine and transform wider issues of social justice, representation, identities, nation-building, participation, history, democracy, and memory. The series intends to provide a comprehensive and global approach, with case studies from around the globe.

Session 2 – 15 May 2024
At the University of Bonn: Tagungsraum des Internationalen Zentrums für Philosophie NRW (IZPH), Poppelsdorfer Allee 28.

Online: Please register by 10 May 2024 at globalheritagelab@uni-bonn.de.

Session 1: 10:00-12:00 CET
Moderator: Kelechi Ugwuanyi

10:00-10:20  Karoline Noack and Julia Binter (University of Bonn),
Paul Basu (University of Oxford, UK)
Introduction to the workshop series, summary of Workshop 1, introduction to Workshop 2, Morning session
10:20-10:40  Lesley Hatipone Machiridza (Great Zimbabwe University, Zimbabwe)Transition from anti-colonial war to peace? Liberation heritage and war memorials in post-colonial Zimbabwe: The case of the Bulawayo Provincial Heroes Acre
10:40-11:00  Paul Basu (University of Oxford, UK)Commonwealth War Graves Commission Non-Commemorated Programme, Sierra Leone [tbc]
11:00-11:20Sophia Labadi (University of Kent, UK; and University of Bonn)Monuments and/as reparation in Nairobi, Kenya.
11:20-11:40Discussant-led Q&A

Session 2: 15:00-16:30 CET
Moderator: Julia Binter

15:00-15:10  Sophia Labadi (University of Kent, UK, and University of Bonn)Introduction to Workshop 2, Afternoon session
15:10-15:30  Nicole Maurantonio (University of Richmond, USA)Pink, papered, and prone: The rhetoric of the Valentine’s display of Richmond’s Jefferson Davis statue
15:30-15:50  Linda Levitt (Stephen F. Austin State University, USA)Paint her portrait everywhere: Memorializing Breonna Taylor
15:50-16:10Elise Kleitz (Brandenburg University of Technology, Cottbus, Germany)Beyond eternal stones: on art and ephemeral monuments
16:10-16:30  Discussant-led Q&A

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