Madge Dresser argues that statues of slave traders, such as Edward Colston, often served complex local and civic objectives, which were inextricable from historical processes which silenced the voices of enslaved Africans.
On the 750th anniversary of its rebuilding, Fay Bound Alberti calls for engagement with the politics of commemoration at Westminster Abbey and makes the case that more women authors, playwrights and poets must be included at Poets’ Corner.
How does Scotland remember the hundreds of Scottish volunteers who fought in the Spanish Civil War? The continued existence – even vibrancy – of the commemorative community surrounding Scottish involvement in the Spanish Civil War poses valuable questions for the historian, as Fraser Raeburn explores.
Mary Wollstonecraft was a pioneering advocate for human rights and philosopher. Why isn’t she better remembered?
Memorials marking the graves and celebrating the sacrifices of the Restoration martyrs can be read as political texts.