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CMNH Seminar: Imperial hierarchy, the civilizing mission, and memorialization after the First World War.

John Siblon (Birkbeck College). Online Seminar. In the First World War, men from Britain and its Empire were mobilized to fight and kill those from the empires of the Central Powers. Where bodies of those killed were located, they were… Continue Reading →

CMNH and CAPPE Conference: Engels in Eastbourne

Eastbourne Campus This conference was postponed due to Covid 19. We still plan to run it, but the new date is to be confirmed.   Call for Papers – Engels in Eastbourne Conference to be held to mark Engels@200 from… Continue Reading →

CMNH Symposium: Histories, Narratives and Cultures of Death, Dying and Anticipatory Grief

Grand Parade This conference was postponed due to Covid 19. We still plan to run it, but the new date is to be confirmed.   Histories, Narratives and Cultures of Death, Dying and Anticipatory Grief Since its emergence as a… Continue Reading →

CMNH Seminar: Scenes of trauma: photographs of conflict and post conflict Northern Ireland

18th Mar 2020 5:30pm-7:00pm G4, Grand Parade   Unfortunately this event has been cancelled, we hope to reschedule at some point in the future.   ALL of CMNH’s‘ real-world/face-to-face activities are cancelled until it’s deemed safe for everyone to revert to normal… Continue Reading →

CMNH Seminar: Imperial hierarchy, the civilizing mission, and memorialization after the First World War

25th Mar 2020 5:30pm-7:00pm M2, Grand Parade ALL of CMNH’s‘ real-world/face-to-face activities are cancelled until it’s deemed safe for everyone to revert to normal life. The risks to people’s health in carrying on as usual are now clearly too great, and it would… Continue Reading →

CMNH Seminar: Stranded in the Six-Day War

5th Feb 2020 5:30pm-7:00pm G4, Grand Parade Cath Senker will give an illustrated talk about the 14 merchant ships that became trapped in the Suez Canal during the Six-Day War in 1967 and were marooned there for eight years. It… Continue Reading →

CMNH Seminar: Un|Broken Silence. Italian Colonialism in Family Memories

22nd Jan 2020 5:30pm-7:00pm G4, Grand Parade Markus Wurzer (University of Graz) In May 1936, the Italian dictator Benito Mussolini was at the zenith of his power: Italian troops had just conquered Addis Ababa, the capital of the Empire of… Continue Reading →

Archiving Spontaneous Memorials: The Shoreham Community Archive (2019)

9th Dec 2019 11:00am-1:00pm Dorset Place 401 Wendy Walker (County Archivist, West Sussex Record Office)  Following the Shoreham Airshow Disaster on 22 August 2015 West Sussex Record Office was asked to help with the preservation of the messages that were… Continue Reading →

Seminar: The Asset Strippers and the Asset Hiders: On Machines, Memory and Mutability (2019)

11th Dec 2019 1:00pm-3:00pm Dorset Place 201 Professor Caitlin DeSilvey (University of Exeter) Working through two spaces–the art gallery and the collection store–this paper will explore the shifting identities of a particular class of heritage objects. The commonplace industrial machinery… Continue Reading →

CMNH Seminar: Crying In The Gallery

13th Nov 2019 5:30pm-7:00pm G4, Grand Parade Alice Procter What happens if we use museums as sites of grief? This talk explores the ways we approach emotion and loss in galleries, and how we can learn to make space for… Continue Reading →

CMNH Seminar: Invisible London: Memory, Place and Identity in the Life Narratives of Londoners

16th Oct 2019 5:30pm-7:00pm G4, Grand Parade Erica Masserano (University of East London) London and many other communities across the UK and the world are undergoing fast-paced bouts of gentrification, with few residents actually being able to participate in the… Continue Reading →

Conference: Memory, nostalgia and the politics of space and place

4th Jul 2019 9:30am-5:30pm M2, Grand Parade Keynote address from David Berliner, Free University of Brussels This conference explores the role of nostalgia in shaping our relationship to space/place and vice versa. It aims to bring together two lines of… Continue Reading →

Conference: Memory, nostalgia and the politics of space and place

4th Jul 2019 9:30am-5:30pm M2, Grand Parade Keynote address from David Berliner, Free University of Brussels This conference explores the role of nostalgia in shaping our relationship to space/place and vice versa. It aims to bring together two lines of… Continue Reading →

The Radical Sixties: Aesthetics, Politics and Histories of Solidarity (2019)

27th Jun 2019 4:00pm – 29th Jun 2019 5:00pm Grand Parade and The Old Courtroom Conference Dates – 28th – 29th June 2019 Opening public roundtable on the evening of 27 June 2019 Speakers include: Bernadette Devlin McAliskey, S.T.E.P. Karma Nabulsi, University… Continue Reading →

CMNH Seminar: Women in Northern Ireland Archives: The future of personal archives and unsettling memories in the Digital Age

1st May 2019 5:00pm-7:00pm Grand Parade, G4. Women in Northern Ireland Archives: The future of personal archives and unsettling memories in the Digital Age. Laura Aguiar (Public Records Office, Belfast) Women in the Archives is bringing forward female voices from… Continue Reading →

CMNH Seminar: Creating people-focused approaches to institutions of shame: contemporary archaeology and the Magdalene Laundries of Ireland

13th Mar 2019 5:30pm-7:00pm Grand Parade, G4 Dr Laura McAtackney (Associate Professor in Archaeology & Heritage at Aarhus University, Denmark, and Docent in Contemporary Archaeology at Oulu University, Finland) This paper will present some of the results and discussion points… Continue Reading →

Health, Heritage and Memory Hub: Cross-disciplinary Networking Event (2019)

22nd Mar 2019 11:15am-2:30pm Checkland Building, A501, Falmer Campus Co-organised by Healthy Futures and the Centre for Memory, Narrative and Histories Are you interested in how health, heritage and memory intersect in research and learning both across the academy and… Continue Reading →

CMNH Symposium 2019: Postindustrial imaginaries: beyond progress, memory and loss

27th Mar 2019 9:00am-5:30pm Room 309, Edward Street, University of Brighton Postindustrial imaginaries: beyond progress, memory and loss Centre for Research in Memory, Narrative and Histories Annual Symposium Room 309, 154-155 Edward Street, University of Brighton The postindustrial is tethered… Continue Reading →

CMNH Seminar: Utopian Memories: the Hawthorn Archive

6th Feb 2019 5:30pm-7:00pm Grand Parade, G4   Utopian Memories: the Hawthorn Archive Professor Avery F. Gordon (University of California, Santa Barbara and Birkbeck School of Law University of London) The Hawthorn Archive has long welcomed the participants in the… Continue Reading →

CMNH Seminar: The evidence of afterlives: descendant histories of the Great War

23rd Jan 2019 5:00pm-7:00pm Grand Parade, G4   The evidence of afterlives: descendant histories of the Great War Professor Michael Roper (University of Essex) All welcome from inside and outside the university, no need to book. Drinks at 5pm for… Continue Reading →

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