SOFT NORM – Monument Mania!

A Battle over Public Space in 19th and 20th Century Central Europe 

April 26, 2018, 4pm

Hviezdoslavovo námestie 18, Bratislava, room H220


Michael Miller (CEU Budapest)

This talk will look at controversies over statues in monuments, focusing in particular on the debates around the Hentzi Statue, which was the object of great disdain in Hungary from the the mid-19th century until it was violently destroyed after the First World War.  The lecture will also reflect on other controversial monuments in Hungary from the Stalin Statue (destroyed in 1956) until the current "Monument in Memory of the Victims of the German Occupation."