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Occasional events

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 →

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 →

CMNH Online Event: Correspondences: a conversation about art, memory and heritage.

15th June 2021, 2pm to 4:30pm. Invitations to join this event online will be shared a couple of days before to those who have registered. Book a place here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/correspondences-a-conversation-about-art-memory-and-heritage-tickets-153624921275 Please note: we will be recording the Panel presentations but… 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 →

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 →

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 →

Rethinking the Past: The Cultural Politics of History, Memory and Temporality

26th Jun 2018 9:30am-5:45pm M2 Grand Parade A day of presentations and discussion featuring researchers from The Uses of the Past Research Group at the University of Aarhus, Denmark, and the Centre for Memory, Narrative and Histories at the University of Brighton…. Continue Reading →

The Militant Antifascism in Rome during the Seventies: constructing oral sources on the narrative of political violence (2018)

30th May 2018 5:30pm-7:00pm Edward Street 102 The Militant Antifascism in Rome during the Seventies: constructing oral sources on the narrative of political violence Jessica Matteo (University of Brighton) This contribution aims to focus on three methodological issues of oral… Continue Reading →

Contesting Britain at War Workshop (2017)

8th Jun 2017 9:00am – 9th Jun 2017 5:00pm Grand Parade University of Brighton Understanding Conflict: Forms and Legacies of Violence Research Cluster’s project on‘Contesting Britain at War’*   Workshop 8-9 June, 2016 Britain has been almost continually at war… Continue Reading →

Memory, identity and literacy. Violence and education in Mexico (2018)

21st Jun 2017 5:30pm-7:00pm Grand Parade Memory, identity and literacy. Violence and education in Mexico. Professor César Correa (University of Guadalajara) Rural normal schools established in Mexico between 1922 and 1945, have their origin in the revolutionary education policies and… Continue Reading →

Place, body and story in the divided city: Ordinary agency in the everyday (2017)

3rd May 2017 5:30pm-7:00pm G4, Grand Parade Place, body and story in the divided city: Ordinary agency in the everyday. Johanna Mannergren Selimovic (Swedish Institute of International Affairs and Visiting Scholar at Vesalius College, Brussels). This paper investigates ‘ordinary agency’… Continue Reading →

The Bombings of Barcelona and London: memories of a shared history (2017)

23rd May 2017 10:00am-4:45pm Orpen Boardroom, Imperial War Museum. Coinciding with the 80th anniversary of the aerial bombing of Barcelona, the European Observatory on Memories (EUROM) together with the Public Diplomacy Council of Catalonia (DIPLOCAT) will held a commemorative event… Continue Reading →

Death and Myth: Towards a Biopolitics of Memory (2017)

18th Jan 2017 1:00pm-3:00pm Grand Parade, B56 Research Workshop with Visiting Research Fellow Charlottte Heath-Kelly In this workshop we will discuss the significance of death to human culture, especially relating to the production of cultural memory. As Zygmunt Bauman (among… Continue Reading →

The Battle of the Somme (1916) screening (2016)

8th Nov 2016 10:30am-12:30pm The Duke of Yorks Picturehouse, Brighton The Battle of the Somme (1916) Free Screening at The Duke of York’s Picturehouse, Brighton. With original medley from silent film accompanist Stephen Horne  This free screening at the Duke… Continue Reading →

Metaphor and the resonance of events in historical narration (2016)

15th Jun 2016 5:00pm-7:00pm Grand Parade Seminar Tina van der Vlies (Erasmus University, Rotterdam) G4, Grand Parade. Next to the fact that the present affects how the past is narrated and interpreted, past events play an important role in understanding… Continue Reading →

Mutating Memories and the Making of a Wartime Myth (2016)

3rd Feb 2016 5:00pm-7:00pm M2, Grand Parade Seminar Mutating Memories and the Making of a Wartime Myth in South Africa: Remembering the SS Mendi Disaster 1917- 2007 Professor Albert Grundlingh (Stellenbosch University) The SS Mendi, carrying the last detachment of… Continue Reading →

Seminar: Healing War Through Art (2014)

7th May 2014 5:00pm-7:00pm Grand Parade In these presentations, organisers of the exhibition will use interdisciplinary approaches to explore its central theme: the art and craft rehabilitation training of limbless soldiers from the Pavilion Hospital at Queen Mary Workshop and… Continue Reading →

Seminar: Our Dancing Feet (2013)

12th Nov 2013 5:00pm-7:00pm Grand Parade A free and open event hosted with CRMNH partners from the Our Dancing Feet project. Booking required. The Our Dancing Feet project will result in a site specific dance/theatre piece celebrating the history of… Continue Reading →

Seminar: Visiting the past: Histories of commemoration and competing narratives of remembering war(2013)

27th Jun 2013 5:00pm-6:45pm Grand Parade Dr Keir Reeves, Monash University, Australia This presentation investigates the sometimes-fraught intersection of history and heritage. In doing so it engages with recent discussions and debates about commemoration of war and the process of history… Continue Reading →

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