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Utopian Studies Society Conference 2022

Utopian Studies Society Conference 2022 Opening Utopia: New Directions in Utopian Studies Welcome to the Utopian Studies Society Conference 2022. The 22nd Utopian Studies Society Conference: Opening Utopia: New Directions in Utopian Studies will be taking place at the University… Continue Reading →

Community Workshops in Hastings – 1921 Census

As part of the Census 21 project, MA student, Lucy Daish, has been running a series of community workshops inviting participants to research the history of their own house and family. Taking place in the Electric Palace, Hastings, the sessions… Continue Reading →

Member Spotlight: Storyteller Jon Mason

Jon Mason is a storyteller, performer, and PhD research student. His PhD project is entitled “Re-storying the City: Applying Urban Perspectives to Eco-Storytelling”. Tell us a little about your academic background and your career up to this point: I’ve always… Continue Reading →

News: Uschi Klein wins University of Brighton’s Rising Stars

Congratulations to CMNH Steering Group member Uschi Klein for being awarded the University of Brighton’s Rising Stars (2022-23) for her project, entitled: Resisting socialist realities through vernacular photography in communist Romania (1947-1989) Romania was one of the most severe totalitarian dictatorships… Continue Reading →

Census 21 Project: Forum and panel debate exploring disability and heritage over the past 100 years: Friday 1 July 2022 from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Image courtesy of Royal Pavilion & Museum Trust, Brighton & Hove Forum and panel debate exploring disability and heritage over the past 100 years. This event, which takes places during Disability Pride month, brings together a range of speakers looking… Continue Reading →

Member Spotlight: Ailsa Grant Ferguson

Ailsa Grant Ferguson Principal Lecturer in Literature, University of Brighton Instagram: @dr_agf21   Tell us a little about your academic background and your research interests: My research is in the field of early modern English literature and its afterlives, especially… Continue Reading →

CMNH Celebratory Symposium: New Directions in Memory Studies

New Critical Directions in Memory Studies Symposium M2 Boardroom, Grand Parade (or online) 10th June, 2022 9.00am-5.30pm   A Collaborative and Celebratory Symposium hosted by the Centre for Memory, Narrative and Histories, University of Brighton.   In the last decade,… Continue Reading →

New Series of Free Online Webinars about the 1921 Census

Dr Diana Wilkins will be introducing a new series of free online webinars via Strike a Light – Arts & Heritage (in partnership with CMNH) to explore aspects of 1921 Census and Sussex. Please circulate Upcoming Free Webinars. These are… Continue Reading →

Call for Contributions: What’s happening to cultural studies?

Call for Contributions What’s happening to cultural studies? Centre for Memory, Narrative and Histories (CMNH) – University of Brighton 14-16th September, 2022 This conference intends to promote a conversation about cultural studies: its current shape, the forces that have shaped… Continue Reading →

CMNH Online Seminar: Complex Normalities: Soldier Memories and Politics of the Post- in Northern Ireland

CMNH Occasional Seminar. Annemarie Majlund Jensen (Aarhus University, Denmark) 19th May, 6pm to 7:30pm (online) Book now The past presence – and present absence – of the British Army in Northern Ireland often reappears in accounts of the island’s transformation… Continue Reading →

Two-Day Oral History Workshops

Please note revised dates, which are highlighted in red. Two-Day Oral History Workshops Friday 27 May and Friday 17 June 1pm-3pm   Please register in advance on Ticketsource here Join here for workshops on Teams    CMNH is pleased to… Continue Reading →

Call | Visiting Research Fellows 2022/23

Deadline extended to 17 June! The Centre for Memory, Narrative and Histories (CMNH) at the University of Brighton invites applications for Visiting Research Fellows (VRF) to spend time at the Centre in the autumn semester (September-January 2022-23) OR the spring semester (February-June… Continue Reading →

Joint book launch, talks and discussion with Dr Julia Winckler and Dr Annebella Pollen.

Joint book launch, talks and discussion with Dr Julia Winckler and Dr Annebella Pollen Thursday 12 May 2022, 17:30-19:00, Room M2, Mezzanine floor, Grand Parade Fabricating Lureland: A history of the imagination and memory of Peacehaven, a speculative interwar garden city development by… Continue Reading →

University’s Research Culture Funding on Diversity and Inclusion to Fund 1921 Census Project

Deborah Madden has been awarded £10,000 from the University’s Research Culture funding on diversity and inclusion, which will help to further build on her successful AHRC project that made use of historical census data to highlight changing patterns in health,… Continue Reading →

We are delighted to announce the publication of Revolutionary lives of the Red and Black Atlantic since 1917 a new book by CMNH member Christian Høgsbjerg co-edited with David Featherstone and Alan Rice and appearing as part of the series Racism, Resistance… Continue Reading →

News: Dr. Andrea García González wins the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellowship

Congratulations to our associate member Dr. Andrea García González who has been awarded the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellowship for her project ‘Memory Reimagined: Gender and Intersectionality in Participatory Memory Configuration’. The interdisciplinarity of the project and its contribution to future… Continue Reading →

The Centre for Memory Narrative and Histories welcomes new joint Co-Directors

The Centre for Memory Narrative and Histories is delighted to announce its two new Co-Directors: Dr Deborah Madden and Dr. Zeina Maasri. We congratulate them warmly on their achievement and look forward to the development of the Centre under their… Continue Reading →

CMNH and PPA Seminar: Owning My Ancestors: The Slave-owning History of the Dawkins Family, 1664-1833

Dr James Dawkins, Lancaster University Owning My Ancestors: The Slave-owning History of the Dawkins Family, 1664-1833 Thursday February 17th, 6pm-7.30pm. Online. Book here Co-hosted by the Centre for memory, Narrative and Histories and the Politics, Philosophy and Aesthetics Seminar Series…. Continue Reading →

Opportunity: Student Social Media Assistant, Centre for Memory, Narrative and Histories

The Centre for Memory Narrative and Histories (CMNH) seeks to appoint a University of Brighton postgraduate student as a Social Media Assistant who will help us to build our social media presence to enhance our profile, reach new audiences, develop… Continue Reading →

CMNH Seminar: Feminist Creative Processes in Transnational Kurdish Communities. Dr Ceren Ozpinar (University of Brighton)

Feminist Creative Processes in Transnational Kurdish Communities Dr Ceren Ozpinar (University of Brighton) 5:30 to 7pm, Wednesday 16th March 2022 (online) Book here Dispossessed and dispersed across the world the unsettling histories and experiences of transnational communities are often transmitted… Continue Reading →

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