Case Studies

Case Studies detail the historical background of the case, the history of the contestation and the decision-making processes at work. They endeavour to provide a descriptive and neutral presentation of the various perspectives on a dispute.

Occasional Papers

The Contested Histories Occasional Paper Series consists of in-depth versions of existing Case Studies. In addition, the structure of Occasional Papers is freer - Papers can take on a more academic tone and scope.


Drawing from more than 500 Cases worldwide, the Initiative identifies a set of Remedies to controversies over historical legacies in public spaces. They fit within three broad categories: contextualisation, removal, and naming.


The Toolkit is a collection of practical resources to engage with and work towards the resolution of contestations over physical representations of historical legacies in public spaces.

External Reports

External Reports refer to various documents relating to specific Case Studies and related publications in the field of history and memory.

Educational Materials

A collection of Educational Materials geared towards critical thinking, understanding the complexities of historical memory and navigating disputed historical narratives.

Reading List

A collection of key readings in the field of history, heritage and memory.


Definitions of frequently used terms.

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