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Imagined Places: An Exhibition of Projects Commissioned by the Sussex Co-Lab 23-26 March – 12-6pm

Imagined Places: An Exhibition of Projects Commissioned by Sussex Co-Lab with Hospitable Environment, Judith Ricketts, Sew Fabulous, and Quiet Down There 23-26 March, 12-6 pm Location: Lighthouse 28 Kensington Street, BN1 4AJ Teams were selected through an open call to… Continue Reading →

Online Workshop with Professor Darko Suvin – 4th and 5th April, 2023, 2-4pm

Online Workshop with Professor Darko Suvin 2-4pm, 4th and 5th April, 2023   Discussion Theme: Antiutopia as an Enforced Dominant Horizon of Mass Culture: Causes and Consequences for Personality and Utopianism   This workshop is open to anyone with an… Continue Reading →

Film screening and research event with artist and filmmaker Barbara Loftus

Wednesday 17 May 2023, 17:00 pm-19:00 pm, Sallis Benney Theatre, Grand Parade University of Brighton City Campus Hildegard under the table ©Barbara Loftus All are welcome to this event, jointly hosted by the Centre for Memory, Narrative and Histories (Visual Culture,… Continue Reading →

Sweet Thames: The London Folk Club Heritage Project – verbatim theatre from oral histories

CMNH are forging a new partnership with Star Creative Heritage a Brighton based non-profit organisation set up to preserve community heritage and make it available and accessible to existing and new audiences. Their current project Sweet Thames: The London Folk Club Heritage… Continue Reading →

CMNH workshop: Hosting Hybrid Events

Wednesday the 26th April Online & M2, Grand Parade. Session 1 : 1.00 – 2:20pm Session 2 : 2:40 – 5:00pm This workshop is designed to explore how to host engaging and inclusive hybrid activities. Be it a conference, workshop, or… Continue Reading →

Unveiling of Blue Plaque to commemorate C.L.R. JAMES in Southwick

Unveiling of blue plaque to commemorate C.L.R. JAMES in Southwick   The Southwick Society will be unveiling a blue plaque to commemorate the late, great black Trinidadian cricket writer and revolutionary historian C.L.R. James (1901-1989) on Friday 17 March 2023… Continue Reading →

Techne Conflux: Researching the Digital Human in Archives

Techne Conflux: Rethinking Archival Research, Methods and Practice Researching the Digital Human in Archives Professor Tobias Blanke, University of Amsterdam and Kings College, London Thursday 23 March, 11-1.00, Room G63, Grand Parade, City Campus, and online via Zoom   The… Continue Reading →

Join our Work in Progress Seminar: 8 March at 5.30

Join our next Work in Progress Seminar – organised by the Centre for Memory, Narrative and Histories.  Topic: De-Specialising Research Writing, or Writing for People you Care about Presenter: Patricia Mcmanus Time: Wednesday 8 March 17:30 Place: Grand Parade room… Continue Reading →

Trade Union Travellings – Centre for Life History and Life Writing Research and CMNH Event

Upcoming Centre for Life History and Life Writing Research event: 24 March 2023, 2pm-4.30pm Silverstone Building, University of Sussex. In person but Zoom link an option Trade Union Travellings – your next life writing challenge A life history and life writing workshop… Continue Reading →

When History Goes Online: Digital Curation of the Exhibition “Frames of Reconstruction”

When History Goes Online: Digital Curation of the Exhibition “Frames of Reconstruction” Dr Andrea Průchová Hrůzová Friday 17 February 2023, 11-1.00,  Online via Zoom Please note that this event has now migrated fully online.   We are delighted that Dr… Continue Reading →

CMNH Seminar: Reparative vs Repetitive Histories, or When the Post-Colonial and the Post-Socialist Discourse meet in the Realm of Statue War

Reparative vs repetitive histories, or when the post-colonial and the post-socialist discourse meet in the realm of statue war. Dr Andrea Pruchova Hruzova, Institute for Contemporary History, Charles University, Prague. 11am to 1pm. Friday 24th February, 2023. M2 Boardroom, Grand… Continue Reading →

Blogspot: Seminar Series – the influence of French radical posters

Our thanks to Dr Manus McGrogan, VRF, for giving such an interesting talk about French radical posters in 1968 and their influence over many other movements since. It was particularly good to see so many attending with G4 fairly full… Continue Reading →

CMNH Welcomes VRF Professor Darko Suvin

CMNH is delighted to welcome as one of its VRFs this semester, Professor Darko R. Suvin, scholar, critic and poet. Born in 1930 in Zagreb, Yugoslavia, Suvin is Professor Emeritus of McGill University and Fellow of The Royal Society of… Continue Reading →

CMNH Welcomes VRF Andrea Průchová Hrůzová

CMNH is really pleased to welcome Associate Professor, Andrea Průchová Hrůzová, as one of our VRFs this semester. Andrea Pruchova Hruzova Ph.D. is a researcher at the Institute for Contemporary History at the Czech Academy of Sciences and an associate… Continue Reading →

Techne Conflux: Animating the Archive: Co-Constructing Counter-Memories in Landscapes

  Techne Conflux: Rethinking Archival Research, Methods and Practice Techne Conflux: Animating the Archive: Co-Constructing Counter-Memories in Landscapes   Professor Christiane Carri (HES-SO Valais-Wallis, Switzerland and VRF, University of Brighton).  Monday 30 January, 11.00-1.00pm (G4, City Campus, Brighton and online)… Continue Reading →

‘You’re Dead to Me’: Three of our PhD students take Radio 4 research placements

‘You’re Dead to Me’: Three of our PhD students take Radio 4 research placements CMNH PhD students at the University of Brighton took three highly competitive placements for research roles on the popular Radio 4 show. 9 January 2023 CMNH… Continue Reading →

1968 and after: French radical posters and press at the crossroads of new left and ‘counterculture’ .

1968 and after: French radical posters and press at the crossroads of new left and ‘counterculture’ . Manus McGrogan, IS History Group. Independent Scholar. Wednesday 18th January 2023, 5:30 to 7pm. G4, Grand Parade, City Campus. CMNH Seminar Series: Visual culture,… Continue Reading →

Joint CAPPE and CMNH Symposium: CfP – In the Shadow of Eugenic Thinking: Legacies of Eugenics in the UK

Call for Papers – In the Shadow of ‘Eugenic Thinking’: Legacies of Eugenics in the UK   A Joint CAPPE and CMNH one-day Symposium   3rd May, 9.30am-5.30pm, city campus, room tbc   Online and in-person   This symposium will… Continue Reading →

CMNH New Co-Director: Dr Ailsa Grant Ferguson

CMNH is delighted to announce that Ailsa Grant Ferguson will be co-leading the Centre with Deborah Madden. Ailsa’s post as co-lead will take place from 3 January 2023. Dr Ailsa Grant Ferguson is a Principal Lecturer in Literature at University… Continue Reading →

Public Lecture: Visiting Research Fellow – Professor Darko Suvin

The Politics of Hope and Indignation – Two Case Studies  Professor Darko Suvin, McGill University Wednesday February 8th, 2.00-4.00pm (Online)   CMNH is delighted to welcome Visiting Research Fellow, Professor Darko Suvin, who will be giving a public lecture and… Continue Reading →

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