History can be a very dangerous occupation. Thanks to the network of Concerned Historians, we can see on an annual basis how much under threat historians and history teachers are across the world. Reading through the 2017 edition of this annual report is a staunch reminder of the public role that history has, and how politicians, democratic or otherwise, are keen to use this role for their benefit. The report touches upon issues related to remembrance as well, including monuments and street names.
The full report is available as a PDF at: http://www.concernedhistorians.org/content/ar.html