Public Memory Archive

The Public Memory Archive addresses the growing interest in the study of the relationship between memory and history, a trend stimulated by oral history, which is developing into a (trans)disciplinary field of study in its own right, coming to include various theoretical paradigms and methods.

The areas of research embraced are: the study of remembrance and representation; the many uses of collective memories in the construction of the past, in myth making and official commemoration; the contestation by subjective and shared memories of mainstream or ‘monumental history’. The crossover between subjective, shared or popular memory and public history is a theme which overarches all our list of projects, underpinning our main research strategy.