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.


The Alamo. A Complex Historical Legacy


By Ngoc Tram Nguyen

Maze Long Kesh

Northern Ireland

By Paula O’Donohoe

Pillar of Shame

Hong Kong

By Contested Histories Initiative

The Statue of Catherine II ‘the Great’ or the Monument to the Odessa Founders


By Olivia Durand

Bremen’s Elefant: Memorialisation, politics, and memory surrounding German colonialism

By Berklee Baum
March, 2022

Haile Selassie Statue at the African Union Headquarters in Addis Ababa


By Jadé Botha

Monument to Humanity in Kars

By Ju Young Han

‘Muralling’ and Reconciliation in Northern Ireland

By Pierce Kehoe & Luke Dunne
March 2021

Statue of Robert Towns

By Sebastian Rees
September 2020

The Statue of Sir Stamford Raffles and His Legacy

By Wan Yii Lee
July 2020

The Legacy of Cecil Rhodes at Oxford

By Lucas Tse
June 2020

Disputed Historical Legacies: The Case of France

By Yves Doutriaux
November 2018