Centre for Hidden Histories
Dr Claudia Sternberg has joined the Centre for Hidden Histories as a Co-Investigator for 2017.
The Centre for Hidden Histories is one of five World War One Engagement Centres which aims to engage with and support communities in the commemoration of the centenary of the First World War. The Centre works with previously marginalised communities that reflect the diversity of modern Britain and special effort is made to reach out to Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) communities, having developed successful links with Sikh and South Asian Muslim communities and with African and African diaspora communities.
The Centre for Hidden Histories will continue to engage with community groups during 2017 through a programme of outreach and support activities. The ‘hidden’ themes which have been developed in the course of the project so far are the impact of the war on countries around the British Empire; the treatment of enemy aliens in the UK and Germany and the different cultural responses to war and its memory.
Claudia Sternberg has longstanding involvement in the Centre through her AHRC-funded project In the Wrong Place at the Wrong Time. The work undertaken also links to the Legacies of War project, hosted by academics in the Faculty for Arts and Humanities. Over the next year, Claudia will conduct an in-depth evaluation and disseminate reflections about diverging commemorative cultures, transnational collaboration and community co-production that reach beyond the project.
The Centre is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) for 2017. It is led by academics from the universities of Nottingham, Derby, Nottingham Trent, Manchester Metropolitan, Oxford Brooks, UCL, Goldsmith’s and Leeds.