Croatian Monuments

A significant source of data for my research is taken from the hundreds, if not thousands or tens of thousands, of monuments, statues and memorial placards scattered around Croatia. In my fieldwork, I have driven upwards of 6,600 kilometers throughout the country documenting any memorial I come across, whether in town centres, on country roads or above a long-abandoned shoe store.


Field visits: Green and purple – August 2017; Orange – November 2017; Grey – March 2018; Blue – May 2019; Pink – August/September 2019

My data set now encompasses 614 individual physical manifestations of memory, which you can see in the interactive map below. This is just a small sample of all monuments in Croatia, but this work highlights the importance of memory and the ongoing tensions that still exist in the country more than twenty years after its violent fight for independence.