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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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Group members at Brighton and Sussex Medical School:

Dr Laura Hughes, Research Fellow

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Sports Social Sciences
narrative Social Sciences
learning Social Sciences
teacher Social Sciences
experience Social Sciences
discourse Social Sciences
trauma Social Sciences
racism Social Sciences

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Projects 2019 2023

Research Output 1985 2021

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

Nostalgia
Science Fiction
1980s
History
Utopia

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

Maasri, Z., 2020, (Accepted/In press) Cambridge University Press. (The Global Middle East)

Research output: Book/ReportBook - authored

Visual Culture
Radicalism
Sixties
Beirut

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

Activities 2005 2020

Photography Beyond the Image

Annebella Pollen (Invited presenter)
1 Apr 2020

Activity: External talk or presentationInvited talk

The Power of Love

Annebella Pollen (Invited presenter)
14 Feb 2020

Activity: External talk or presentationInvited talk

Centre for Memory, Narrative and Histories (Organisational unit)

Craig Jordan-Baker (Chair)
1 Dec 2019

Activity: External boards and professional/academic bodiesMembership of professional body