The Centre for Memory, Narrative and Histories has developed academic and social partnerships with a wide variety of local, national and international universities and other organisations as an intrinsic element in its research. These partnerships include community groups, civil-society organisations, political groups, arts and creative media groups, archives, museums, heritage organisations, memorial organisations, peace-building NGOs and professional organisations.
Through his work on the Northern Ireland troubles and peace process, Professor Dawson has strong links with organisations such as INCORE at the University of Ulster, the Dúchas Oral History Archive at Falls Community Council, Belfast, and Healing Through Remembering.
As a partner with the Gateways to the First World War AHRC Public Engagement Centre, our researchers have organised and participated in a number of events connected with the centenary of the First World War. Much of our work in this area has developed around partnerships with museums and other cultural institutions.
The Centre is also a formal Academic Partner of the European Observatory on Memories (EUROM) – a European research network set up by the European Commission – that works to promote interdisciplinary research and academic activities related to the construction of public memory in Europe.
The Centre is also developing a new relationship with Aarhus University, Denmark where their Uses of the Past Research Programme has complementary interests and expertise in an area broadly defined as the Politics of the Past. This is in the process of becoming a formal partnership.