The Memory NetworkResearch Network
Dr Sebastian Groes, University of Roehampton
Professor Patricia Waugh, Durham University
Dr Alison Waller, The University of Roehampton
The Memory Network is a multi-disciplinary enterprise that brings together researchers, authors and artists and organisations to provoke and fuel original thinking about memory in the twenty-first century.
Writers and critics working in the arts and humanities are now seriously engaging with new critical perspectives offered by biosciences, psychology and computer science to explore individual and collective memory in literary narratives, while scientist acknowledge the benefits of engaging with creative ideas and the ethical and hermeneutic perspectives offered through fictional explorations and humanities disciplines. The Memory Network aims to foster a profound and sustained engagement with these emerging models of memory and the ways in which they might generate or illuminate literary production. It moves away from existing postmodern ways of thinking about memory which focus on historical amnesia, memorialisation, trauma and nostalgia. Instead of these socio-cultural and therapeutic narratives, the Network is interested in mobilising the transformative and dynamic potential of memory, consciousness and cognition as a subject of literary- scientific enquiry.
Saving our Memory for the Future #1, AHRC Science in Culture Theme blog post
Saving our Memory for the Future #2, AHRC Science in Culture Theme blog post
The unbearable lightness of being green: Climate change and memory, AHRC Science in Culture Theme blog post
Thinking about memory in the 21st century, AHRC Science in Culture Theme blog post
The Impossible heap: Storytelling and memory in the digital age, AHRC Science in Culture Theme blog post