Tagged: london moment

Decolonising public space?

Following the American example, historical statues in Britain have become the center of a debate about racism. The statue of the colonialist and slave trader Edward Colston in Bristol, England, was knocked down and...

Cancellation of events

Due to the recent spread of the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, the Humboldt University Berlin has taken immediate precautionary measures. All events, conferences and conventions are cancelled until July 20th 2020. Unfortunately, this also applies to...

Review: ajrrefugeevoices.org.uk

Until the outbreak of the Second World War in 1939, around 70,000 Jews escaped to Great Britain, seeking refuge from the escalating legal, social, cultural and economic repression put forward by the Nazis. Starting...

Film Review: Darkest Hour (2017)

Opening Scene: A heated debate is raging in the British Parliament: Clement Attlee, head of the opposition Labour Party, explains to British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain what he thinks of his appeasement policy and explains his condition for a coalition government: His condition is called Winston Churchill. (Not Lord Halifax, as favoured by the Conservatives.) Thus, Churchill is present in the film before he even appears for the first time.

Colonial legal history

Commons
In the past months, the European media has increasingly discussed the impact of the colonial period on more recent questions such as restitution of objects that were taken from former colonies with headlines such as „Return colonial artefacts“ in the British „Guardian“ or simply „Give them back!“ in the German Süddeutsche Zeitung.

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