With a church spire in the background, Robert E. Lee's equestrian statue stands in a public park.

Do Monuments Matter?

By Marie-Louise Jansen 16 April 2020

Earlier this month a statue of a former Soviet general was removed from a municipality in Prague resulting in protests by the Russian minority in the Czech Republic and anger from Moscow. In March 2020, the Virginia legislature voted to allow municipalities the right to remove statues, overturning a previous… Read More

OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities addresses the room at All Soul's College, Oxford, for a 2019 Task Force meeting. In the background, a PowerPoint presentation on Contested Histories in Public Spaces can be seen.

Lamberto Zannier, HCNM: “Conflicts often have to do with the interpretation of history”

By Catalina Gaete 15 April 2019

Motivated by a natural curiosity and well trained instincts, Lamberto Zannier, High Commissioner for National Minorities at the OSCE, attended the meeting organized around the project Contested Histories in Public Spaces in Oxford, which reviewed several cases of controversial monuments and statues around the world. In this meeting, Mr. Zannier… Read More