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Democratic monuments - a paradox?


Date: Thursday 21 October 2021

Time: 16.00 – 17.30

Location: Zoom

Tanja Schult, associate professor in art history at the Department of Culture and Aestethics, presents her latest research at the Austrian Academy of Sciences.

Associate professor Tanja Schult, Department of Culture and Aestethics. Foto: Niklas Björling.

Can monuments contribute to democratic values? In many places in the world, monuments are now critically examined, where they were supposed to stand for a glorious history, that history has now caught up with them.

But what happens after a monument collapses when society no longer want to stand for for example racist values? And can monuments transmit democratic values instead?

Tanja Schult is a visiting researcher at the Austrian Academy of Sciences. In this lecture she presents her latest research. The lecture will be in german.

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