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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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narrative Social Sciences
learning Social Sciences
teacher Social Sciences
experience Social Sciences
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education Social Sciences
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Projects 2019 2020

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Indenturing Re-captured Africans

Rupprecht, A.


Project: GrantResearch

Research Output 2003 2019

Literature, Human Rights and the Cold War

Hammond, A. 1 Jan 2019 (Accepted/In press) The Cambridge Companion to Human Rights and Literature. Parikh, C. (ed.). Cambridge, (Cambridge Companions)

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Human Rights
Cold War
Global Justice

Objects of Denigration and Desire: Taking the Amateur Photographer Seriously

Pollen, A. 1 Jan 2019 (Accepted/In press) The Bloomsbury Handbook of Photography Studies. Pasternak, G. (ed.). London, 31 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Amateur Photographers
Amateur Photography

Selling Popular Photography on the British High Street

Pollen, A. 1 Jan 2019 (Accepted/In press) The Wiley-Blackwell companion to photography. Bull, S. (ed.). UK

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

High Street

Activities 2005 2019

Collectors / Collecting / Collections

Pollen, A. (Organiser)
25 Apr 2019

Activity: Conference

Textiles and Politics: The Kindred of the Kibbo Kift

Pollen, A. (Presenter)
27 Feb 2019

Activity: Invited talk