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Memory Studies Research Group

Unit(s) of assessment: History

Research theme: Sustainable Futures

School: School of Arts and Humanities


The Memory Studies Research Group brings together colleagues studying how the past is made meaningful in the present – in a wide variety of historical, geographic, cultural, political,


  • Gianluca Fantoni Soldier, Angels and Avengers. A History of the Jewish Brigade (1939 – 1947), forthcoming with McGill-Queen's University Press
  • Jenny Woodley “‘Nothing is lost’: Mourning and memory at the National Memorial for Peace and Justice.” Memory Studies (2022)
  • Jenny Woodley “The Meaning of Emancipation: African American Memory as a Challenge to The Birth of a Nation” in In the Shadow of “The Birth of a Nation”: Race, Reception, Remix, ed. Paul McEwan and Melvyn Stokes (Palgrave Macmillan, 2023), 191-206
  • Jenny Woodley “The Cost of Civil Rights: Loss, Grief, and Death at US Civil Rights Museum” in Museums, Heritage, and Death, ed. Trish Biers and Katie Clary (Routledge, forthcoming, July 2023)
  • Jenny Wüstenberg Slow Memory: Remembering Gradual Change in an Accelerating World (under review with Oxford University Press)
  • Jenny Wüstenberg ‘Taking Stock of Memory Studies’ special issue of Memory Studies, edited with Jeffrey Olick and Aline Sierp (December 2023).
  • Jenny Wüstenberg Routledge Handbook of Memory Activism, edited with Yifat Gutman (2023).
  • Jenny Wüstenberg De-Commemoration - Removing Statues and Renaming Places, edited with Sarah Gensburger (English edition Berghahn Books, French edition Fayard, 2023).

Here for the epic thinkers

The School of Arts and Humanities is home to research in Modern Languages and Linguistics; English Language and Literature; History; and Communication, Cultural and Media Studies.

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Applications are open between October and January each year.