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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
discourse Social Sciences
trauma Social Sciences
racism Social Sciences

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Projects 2019 2023

Research Output 1989 2020

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 - 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: Liverpool University Press, p. 0-0

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

Ballast
Intellect
Communism
Revolution
Russia

Radical Cosmopolitanism: Beirut in the Global Sixties

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

Research output: Book/ReportBook - authoredResearchpeer-review

Cosmopolitanism
Sixties
Beirut
Discourse
Decolonization

Activities 2005 2019

Heritage (Journal)

Annebella Pollen (Reviewer)
2019

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial work

"Writing Reparative Histories of Connection: The 1831 Tortola Slave Conspiracy in the Atlantic World" (with Anita Rupprecht)

Catherine Bergin (Presenter), Anita Rupprecht (Presenter)
8 Feb 201910 Feb 2019

Activity: External talk or presentationOral presentation

Radical Sixties: Aesthetics, Politics and Histories of Solidarity

Zeina El Maasri (Organiser), Francesca Burke (Member of programme committee), Megha Rajguru (Member of programme committee), Catherine Bergin (Member of programme committee)
27 Jun 201929 Jun 2019

Activity: EventsConference