University of Brighton

Trans/interdisciplinary in ethos, the CMNH offers supervisory expertise to students working in and across a range of disciplines including history, cultural studies, literature, memory studies, social anthropology, cultural geography, art, media, film and visual studies, performance studies, critical theory, sociology, psycho-social studies, critical heritage studies, and narratology.

CMNH has particular research interests in the following thematic areas:

  • Heritage in the Twenty-First Century;
  • Medical Histories, Memories and Life Narratives;
  • Complex Temporalities in Post–Conflict Spaces;
  • Reparative Histories: Radical Narratives of 'Race' and Resistance;
  • The Northern Irish Troubles: Histories, Memories, Silences in Conflict Transformation;
  • History and Cultural Memory of Twentieth-Century Wars;
  • Contesting Britain at War.

Applications for PhD studies in these areas, and on topics that address the relation between powerful or official memories, narratives and histories and those which give expression to subordinate, marginalised and neglected historical experience, are especially welcome. Proposals concerned with any practice that produces understandings and representations of ‘the past’ (including oral history, life history/life writing, remembrance and commemoration, public history and heritage, autobiography, and history-making in popular culture as well as academic scholarship), and that relates to the interests of individual supervisors, are also welcome. PhD students play a central role in the Centre and successful applicants will benefit from an exciting and supportive research culture with many opportunities for participation in our collective work.

Application deadline: January 7.

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