About Us

Memory studies is a truly multidisciplinary enterprise, with origins in fields as a diverse as cultural studies, neuroscience, oral history, political science, and computing. However, research within these fields rarely bridges the divide between humanities and sciences. This research group will be focused upon the creation of spaces for the discussion, development and dissemination of memory work from across NU. In particular, the group will look at the role of multiple forms of memory (the personal, the collective, the artificial, the hybrid) within contemporary societies at a time of immense social, cultural and technological transformation.

Across the 2018/19 academic year, the group hosted three events designed to bring together colleagues involved in the breadth of memory work taking place across the University. The events were themed on the following:

  • Languages of Memory
  • Methods of Memory
  • Memory in the Life Course

In the coming year we hope to expand upon the foundations set, as we look to build cross-disciplinary research networks. This will begin with a 'Broadcast Bartender' event in October, of which more details will follow soon. 

The group are also interested in collaborating with other researchers where possible, so if you would like to propose an event please don't hesitate to get in touch via the contact page.