The problematics of monuments have seemingly never been as topical as in the current global climate.

The turn of the millennium has seen actions as diversely motivated as the 2001 destruction of the Buddhas of Bamyan by the Taliban, the international Rhodes Must Fall 2015 campaign against statues of British imperialist Cecil Rhodes, to the recent protests over the confederate monument on Capitol Hill in Raleigh, North Carolina.

This Research Season, organised in collaboration with Dr Rebecca Senior, Henry Moore Institute Postdoctoral Research Fellow, will explore current debates around monuments, providing a platform for new research into monumental sculpture and its historical and geopolitical legacies.


June 10: Title TBC
Talk by Indra Sengupta (German Historical Institute)