Nóra Veszprémi is an honorary research fellow at our department. She is a researcher on the project Continuity/Rupture: Art and Architecture in Central Europe 1918-1939 (CRAACE), which started out at Birmingham and is now based at Masaryk University in Brno. Her work examines how visual representations of the historical past were employed for various political purposes in interwar Central Europe. Public monuments form an important part of this: commemorating historical events and figures that were not equally acceptable to everyone, they were often disfaced or removed as political tides turned. This is, of course, not unique to the interwar period. In this recent article, Nóra discusses how monuments came, went, and returned on a Budapest square from the early twentieth century up to the present day.
Read Nóra Veszprémi’s article by following the link below-Monuments on the Move: The Past and Present of Budapest’s Kossuth Square —