Remembering Activism: The Cultural Memory of Protest in Europe


8 December 2023
15:00 - 17:00
Belle van Zuylenzaal (Academiegebouw), Utrecht

Meeting RNW Theory of History: “Controversial Monuments and the Changing of Mnemonic Regimes”

Speakers: Maria Grever (EUR / NL-Lab) and Ann Rigney (UU)

Moderator: Pieter Huistra (UU)

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Both speakers are members of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) and participated in the KNAW committee “Controversial Monuments”.  On October 23, 2023, the committee presented the report Wankele Sokkels. Omstreden Monumenten in de Openbare Ruimte (Unstable Pedestals. Contested Monuments in Public Spaces).

For more information and the report, see the KNAW-website:

For an English summary of the report, see: