The end of self-delusion? Challenging slavery’s heritage in Spain and Catalonia
Catalonia’s merchants and towns profited hugely from the transatlantic slave trade after it was banned in the nineteenth century, as history researcher Adrià Enríquez Àlvaro documents. The good news is the recent movements to critique and reverse official amnesia, regarding public history and monuments.
‘Mad Bull’ Hitler: Communicating the World War to a Black audience in colonial Zambia
Being Black in Europe
Colonial memory and the social role of history
In the momentum of the Black Lives Matter protests, cities around the world have been challenged to remove commemorative statues recalling their colonial or slaveholding pasts. EUI history researcher Daphné Budasz examines these controversies through a reflection on commemoration, national identity and the social role of history.