"history" blog posts

Monuments and memorials: how should a city acknowledge its past?

Posted on: 1 October 2020 | Category: 2020 posts

Wreath laying by descendants of the enslaved

Modern Languages and Cultures postgraduate student Rudi Hart talks about their time in the Netherlands whilst researching for their master's degree, the importance of monuments and memorials in cities and acknowledging the past.

Coming to terms with the colonial past? A visit to Tervuren

Posted on: 11 March 2019 | Category: 2019 posts

Painting of Belgian colonialism

French history and culture expert, Prof Charles Forsdick, explores Belgium's colonial past.