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Dance floor with coloured chequerboard and 50s dresses from Our Dancing Feet community project The Centre for Memory, Narrative and Histories (CMNH) exists to develop, focus and stimulate research at the University of Brighton concerned with the cultural significance of the past for our lived experience, social relationships, politics and identities in the present. 

Emphasising the plural 'histories', the centre’s work explores the relations between powerful or official narratives about the past and those which give expression to subordinate, marginalised and neglected historical experience.

Our research investigates the practices that produce and circulate memories, knowledges and understandings of ‘the past’, including: Archives and historiesCommunity historyCultural memoryCultural, social and political historyOral history and life historyPopular history makingPublic history and heritageTestimony, life writing and narrative.

It reflects critically on the theoretical and methodological underpinnings of our own research practices, and facilitates engagement between academic scholarship and the work of creative practitioners, community and political activists, and other professional stakeholders involved in making histories, in representing the past, and in producing forms of remembrance and commemoration.

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Our University of Brighton academic and postgraduate student members can be seen on the profile pages.  We also have the following members from Brighton and Sussex Medical School: Dr Laura Hughes.

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    Research Output

    Extrapolating Nostalgia: Special Issue of Science Fiction Studies

    Mousoutzanis, A. (ed.) & Teo, Y. (ed.), Mar 2021, (Accepted/In press) (Science Fiction Studies )

    Research output: Book/ReportBook - edited

  • Cosmopolitan Radicalism: The Visual Politics of Beirut's Global Sixties

    Maasri, Z., Jul 2020, Cambridge University Press. (The Global Middle East)

    Research output: Book/ReportBook - authored

  • Exhibitions and Transnational Exchange: Art and Design, Borders and Boundaries from 1945

    Clarkson, V. (ed.), Atkinson, H. & Lichtman, S. (ed.), 2020, (Accepted/In press) Bloomsbury Academic.

    Research output: Book/ReportBook - edited


    The Neo-Victorian and the Late-Victorian

    Aris Mousoutzanis (Organiser) & Vicky Margree (Organiser)

    2 Sep 20213 Sep 2021

    Activity: EventsConference

    Children as activist photographers

    Annebella Pollen (Presenter)

    17 Jun 202119 Jun 2021

    Activity: External talk or presentationOral presentation