Organization profile

Profile Information

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.

Visit our website

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.

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics where Centre for Memory, Narrative and Histories is active. These topic labels come from the works of this organisation's members. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Network

Recent external collaboration on country level. Dive into details by clicking on the dots.