The Soviet programme of building war memorials in Eastern Bloc countries was a bid to win the hearts and minds of future generations.
Many of our public commemorations honour people and incidents that brought great harm to others. We need to look at what that says about us, and how we build more inclusive public memorials.
Memorials to confederate generals are lightning rods today for the same racist views they fought for 150 years ago.
Are Americans at increasing risk of being killed in a terrorist attack? A sociologist explains how the way we remember the dead may make it feel that way.
History shows how the act of remembrance has changed over time.