This scholarship will investigate the temporal, cultural, material and experiential dimensions of ‘post-conflict’ spaces, understood as spaces where legacies of war and conflict may endure in memory, practice, unrest and community relations, and where meanings about past and present are created, lived, contested and negotiated.
Working with and developing a range of conceptual approaches utilised by the ‘spatial turn’ within historical, cultural and memory studies, this research will focus on a specific memorial landscape or heritage site as a means of investigating and widening our knowledge of how the continuing legacies of war and conflict are engaged in ‘post-conflict’ spaces. Both the case chosen for analysis and the particular mix of approaches will be proposed by applicants and the successful candidate will negotiate the latter with their supervisors.
School: School of Humanities
Campus: Grand Parade, Brighton campus