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What’s Happening to Cultural Studies? Online Conference Event: 14-16 September 2022

What’s happening to cultural studies? Centre for Memory, Narrative and Histories (CMNH) University of Brighton 14th-16th September, 2022 ‘What’s Happening to Cultural Studies?’ is a three-day online workshop designed to provide a focus for conversations about the shift in the role… Continue Reading →

CMNH Conference: Engels in Eastbourne

Engels in Eastbourne – International conference to be held to commemorate the 175th anniversary of The Communist Manifesto at the University of Brighton, Eastbourne campus, 1-3 June 2023 [originally postponed from June 2020 due to Covid-19] Keynote speakers: Tariq Ali,… 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 Symposium: Blackness and the Complex Temporalities of the Transatlantic Slave Trade (2018)

1st Jun 2018 9:00am-5:00pm Grand Parade, M2   Keynote: Prof Robbie Shilliam (Queen Mary, University of London) Ethiopianism and Reparation Time. Registration: Free (please email to register for attendance)   The work of Black Studies is constitutively concerned with the… Continue Reading →

Conference: Afterlives of Violence: Contested Geographies of Past, Present and Future (2017)

29th Jun 2017 10:00am-5:00pm M2, Grand Parade Afterlives of Violence: Contested Geographies of Past, Present and Future. A one-day, interdisciplinary conference at the University of Brighton, 29th June 2017 10-5 in M2 Boardroom, Grand Parade – registration from 9 Organised… Continue Reading →

The Armenian Tragedy: A Commemorative Symposium (2015)

29th Oct 2015 1:30pm-8:45pm Grand Parade   This series of presentations by scholarly researchers will construct a narrative of Armenian experience in the late Ottoman Empire: from the cultural efflorescence before the First World War, as recorded in photographs and… Continue Reading →

The Brighton ‘Grand Hotel’ Bombing: History, Memory and Political Theatre (2014)

15th Oct 2014 11:51am – 16th Oct 2014 11:51am Grand Parade A two-part symposium and drama performance commemorating the 30th anniversary, 12th October 1984-2014 Wednesday 15th – Thursday 16th October College of Arts and Humanities, Grand Parade, University of Brighton… Continue Reading →

Reparative Histories: Radical Narratives of ‘Race’, and Resistance (2014)

11th Sep 2014 – 12th Sep 2014 Grand Parade, University of Brighton An interdisciplinary conference inaugurating the Research Group, ‘Representation: ‘Race’, Culture and Identity’ This interdisciplinary conference addresses the role of historical representation in shaping radical cultural, aesthetic, and political… Continue Reading →

War: An Emotional History (2014)

9th Jul 2014 (all day) The British Academy, London. Love, grief, hate and fear are among the emotions most immediately associated with the rhetoric, experience and memory of war. War is often lived through and remembered as a time of… Continue Reading →

Hearing Her: New Feminist Oral Histories (2013)

11th Apr 2013 9:30am-4:30pm University of Sussex This symposium will explore why and how oral history has been privileged as a methodology for capturing women activists’ experience in very different countries and contexts. We will compare interviewing, archiving, interpretation and… Continue Reading →

Conference: The Northern Ireland Troubles in Britain (2012)

11th Jul 2012 2:46pm – 13th Jul 2012 2:46pm Grand Parade The Northern Ireland Troubles in Britain: Impacts, Engagements, Legacies and Memories Confirmed Speakers: Professor Brandon Hamber, International Conflict Research Institute, University of Ulster; Professor Mary Hickman, London Metropolitan University;… Continue Reading →

Conference: WWII – Popular Culture and Cultural Memory (2011)

13th Jul 2011 2:47pm – 15th Jul 2011 2:47pm Grand Parade Few historical events have resonated as fully in modern British popular culture as the Second World War. It has left a rich legacy in a range of media that… Continue Reading →

Conference: War, Silence and Memory in Modern Britain conference (2011)

9th Feb 2011 9:00am-6:00pm The Royal Marines Museum, Portsmouth   Individuals, communities and societies all ‘remember’ wars. Forms of remembering include state sponsored memorials and acts of remembrance; spontaneous, collective acts of commemoration such as those seen recently at Wooton… Continue Reading →

Conference: Public Lives, Private Lives; New Research Across the Disciplines (2010)

2nd Jun 2010 6:00pm Grand Parade Campus Conference Programme Registration with tea and coffee | CETLD Room | 8.45 – 9.15 Introduction: Margaretta Jolly and Lucy Noakes | CRD Board Room | 9.15 – 9.25 Session 1: Panel 1: Intimate… Continue Reading →

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