Welcome to the Centre for the Study of Cultural Memory (CCM) at The Institute of Modern Languages Research (IMLR). Interdisciplinary and cross-cultural in nature the Centre provides a forum for literary scholars, historians, cultural critics, sociologists, practising artists and others with an interest in the research and study of memory.

Linking with the long-established Seminar in Cultural Memory, the CCM organises and hosts an extensive programme of seminars, conferences and workshops. Further it provides a range of web-based resources such as an international bibliography in memory studies, a database of researchers, an events listing, as well as publications of original (non-copyrighted) sources and abstracts of relevant articles and talks.

Please take a look at relevant publications deposited in SAS-Space:

SAS-Space (e-repository)

Memories of the Future
2nd Conference at the IMLR on 29 and 30 March 2019

Following from the first conference in 2014, this event aims to articulate the future in relation to cultural memory, and interrogate the precise and diverse manners in which the past, the present and the future are intertwined and dialogical, complicating our understanding of temporalities in an age saturated with memory and ‘past futures’.

Call for Papers [closing date: 31 July 2018]

Mnemonic Waves
3rd Postgraduate Symposium at the Warburg Institute on 15 November 2018

The symposium aims to identify and interrogate the 'seismic waves' generated by scholars active at the Warburg Institute from its inception to the present day, who inherited the founder's lessons by receiving his waves and producing their own. 

Call for Papers [closing date: 31 May 2018]


Open Access, Books, and the Tricky Transition

Digital Publishing and the Humanities: Perspectives and Questions

The Third Research Excellence Framework, scheduled for the mid-2020s, now has a mandate for open access books. Despite calls from the digitally enlightened, however, most humanities long-form writing remains very much ensconced within the traditions and economics (both symbolic and financial) of the printed book. In this talk, I will discuss the challenges of a migration from conventional books to an open access model and the range of approaches that are currently being taken.

Speaker(s): Martin Eve (Birkbeck, University of London)

Date: Wednesday, 22 February 2017 - 3:00pm