CCM Links to Research Centres and Societies
Cultural Memory Studies Initiative
Founded in 2007, the Cultural Memory Studies Initiative (formerly LITRA) at Ghent University brings together scholars from various departments in the Faculty of Arts and Philosophy whose research revolves around traumatic memory and its representation in literary texts.
Danish Network for Cultural Memory Studies
Aarhus University/University of Copenhagen. The Danish Network for Cultural Memory Studies coordinates activities that facilitate interdisciplinary research within the field of cultural memory studies in a cooperation between researchers and graduate students at University of Copenhagen and Aarhus University.
Frankfurt Memory Studies Platform (FMSP)
The Frankfurt Memory Studies Platform (FMSP) is an initiative of the Forschungszentrum für Historische Geisteswissenschaften (FzHG). It brings together people and projects from history, sociology, literature, arts, media studies, psychology, and other relevant disciplines in a dialogue about memory. It wants to shape the future of memory studies by developing and discussing new research questions and new methodologies.
Historical Justice and Memory Network
Institute for Social Research, Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne. The Historical Justice and Memory Network is a networking platform for researchers and activists working on issues of historical justice and social and public memory. The website provides information and resources to encourage innovative interdisciplinary, transnational and comparative research.
Royal Holloway, University of London. The Research Centre’s mission is to promote research into the Holocaust, its origins and aftermath, and to examine the extent to which genocide, war and dictatorship can be understood as defining elements in the history of the twentieth century. It is an international forum bringing together researchers working on different aspects of the Holocaust in a range of disciplines, including history, literary and language studies, film and media studies, philosophy and sociology.
Launched in December 2016, the Memory Studies Association aims to provide a professional forum for scholars and practitioners active in museums and archives, memorial institutions, the arts and other fields engaged in Memory Studies and remembrance, to exchange ideas and theoretical, methodological and empirical approaches, as well as increase understanding. A strong online presence and annual international and interdisciplinary conference complements its objectives of identifying and including researchers and practitioners so far underrepresented in scholarly networks, and of fostering politically and civically engaged scholarship by publically voicing concerns about political uses of the past.
University of Essex. The Oral History Society is a national and international organisation dedicated to the collection and preservation of oral history. It encourages people of all ages to tape, video or write down their own and other people's life stories. It offers practical support and advice about how to get started, what equipment to use, what techniques are best, how to look after tapes, and how to make use of what you have collected. In conjunction with the British Library Sound Archive, it also holds one-day oral history training courses. Through journals and conferences it brings together a network of individuals and local groups from all over Britain and Europe to share ideas, problems and solutions.
Research Centre in Memory, Narrative and Histories
University of Brighton. The Centre for Research in Memory, Narrative and Histories is a collaborative, inter-Faculty and interdisciplinary venture at the University of Brighton, bringing together colleagues with a variety of interests and experience involving research on memory, narrative, and histories. The Centre provides a locus of disciplinary and interdisciplinary enquiry involving a wide range of approaches in the humanities and social sciences including, inter alia, history, cultural studies, literary studies, sociology, cultural and human geography, visual studies, performance studies, critical theory, psycho-social studies, and narrative theory.