The impact of CMNH’s research and enterprise activity is rooted in its founding aim, to develop historical research that challenges social inequalities, oppressions and injustices, interrogates received meanings of the past, and produces alternative accounts that help to generate fresh thinking about possible futures.
This principle underpins all our work in investigating the effects of historical processes upon cultural memory and the complex temporal dimensions of social experience. In particular, we focus on producing usable understandings that play a role in transforming the effects of war, conflict, colonialism, racism, and the global, national and local dynamics of social exclusion, inequality and injustice.
Partnership with a wide range of social, cultural and political organisations outside of academia is intrinsic to all of our Research Areas (where full details can be found). Our projects are designed in relation to the social needs and interests of a wide range of social groups, organisations and practitioners, and our working practices promote collaborative knowledge production, social engagement and the public impact of our research. We are actively involved in advancing our understanding of how to build, articulate and record the impact of our research in relation to evolving best practice within the wider University.