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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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Sports Social Sciences
narrative Social Sciences
learning Social Sciences
teacher Social Sciences
experience Social Sciences
racism Social Sciences
education Social Sciences
history Social Sciences

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Projects 2019 2023

Research Output 1989 2020

Cosmopolitan Promises: Visual Culture and Politics in 1960s Beirut

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

Research output: Book/ReportBook - authoredResearchpeer-review

Visual Culture
Beirut
1960s
Discourse
Decolonization

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

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

Research output: Book/ReportBook - editedResearchpeer-review

In Ballast to the White Sea: The Springboard for Russian Influences on Malcolm Lowry’s Visionary Intellect

Foxcroft, N., 1 Jan 2020, (Accepted/In press) Remaking the Voyage: New Essays on Malcolm Lowry and ‘In Ballast to the White Sea’. Helen, T. & Biggs, B. (eds.). Liverpool, p. 0-0

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference proceeding with ISSN or ISBNChapterResearchpeer-review

Ballast
Intellect
Communism
Revolution
Russia

Activities 2005 2019

Association for Art History

Annebella Pollen (Member of programme committee), Lara Perry (Member of programme committee), Louise Purbrick (Member of programme committee), Claire Wintle (Member of programme committee), Naomi Salaman (Member of programme committee), Matthew Cornford (Member of programme committee), Jeremy Aynsley (Member of programme committee)
4 Apr 20196 Apr 2019

Activity: EventsConference

Collectors / Collecting / Collections

Annebella Pollen (Organiser)
25 Apr 2019

Activity: EventsConference

Up Close and Personal: Zooming in on the Child’s Eye View

Annebella Pollen (Presenter)
11 Jan 2019

Activity: External talk or presentationInvited talk