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Cast in Stone

Statues and memories of empire in post-imperial France and Britain

This website is the product of a project called Cast in Stone, which is about statues related to the colonial histories of France and Britain. Many of these statues are, or have been, the subject of public controversies. This website is a free resource with which people can inform themselves about the unique histories of individual statues, the local communities in which they are located, the laws and authorities that govern them, and the divergent ideas about them. The project is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council and Labex les passés dans le présent, and is jointly led by the Université Paris 8 and the University of Exeter.