This special issue of Public History Review has been edited by Kiera Lindsey and Mariko Smith. Through a collection of refereed articles and invited commentaries it investigates the 2020 statue wars and their aftermath in the context of the Black Lives Matter Movement.

The cover image for this special issue is Travis De Vries 'Tear it Down (Cook Falling)' (, 2019, a print of which was acquired by the Australian Museum for the Unsettled exhibition (2021). The work is reproduced with permission.

Published: 2021-02-24