Our Mission

The Institute for Historical Justice and Reconciliation (IHJR) seeks to address unresolved historical legacies in multi-ethnic and multi-cultural societies with the goal of promoting understanding and inclusiveness.

Addressing contentious or disputed historical legacies in an effective and responsible manner can promote understanding, tolerance, and reconciliation in divided societies.

Contested Histories

A multi-year initiative intended to address controversies over statues, memorials, street names and other representations of disputed historical legacies in public spaces. The objective of the Contested Histories project is to provide decision-makers, policy planners, educators, and other stakeholders with a set of case studies, best practices and guidelines for addressing historical contestations in an effective and responsible manner. 

The Early Atlantic Slave Trade in Portugal
African Changemakers

Cooperating institutions