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)


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