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2016: Challenging History conference at Cardiff University and Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales. Conference schedule and detailed-programme (including paper abstracts).

2014-2016: Challenging History network members contribute to the WW1 Engagement Centre Voices of War and Peace

2014: Challenging History book published (follow link for contents and free download of the introduction)

‘This timely and highly stimulating book offers much-needed critical examination and reflection on issues that are increasingly relevant to museums of all kinds. The rich mix of voices and disciplinary perspectives brought together in this volume generates significant new insights that will enrich the work of practitioners and researchers alike.’ Richard Sandell, University of Leicester, UK

’This is the first comprehensive collection dedicated to exploring the agency of museums in respect to the engagement of challenging histories. The editors position this work as a perceptual, rebellious and provocative call to arms for museums to boldly embrace this challenge. Based on a series of case studies and empirical research the authors detail how institutions might navigate the issues that confront them in engaging such difficult topics. Superbly written and insightful, this publication is a very important contribution to museum thinking and practice, and a must read for those who seek to embrace this challenge.’ Fiona Cameron, University of Western Sydney, Australia

2013: The Significance of the Centenary AHRC network

2012-2013: AHRC network, Silence, Memory and Empathy, including final conference Challenging Memories at Buckfast Abbey.

2012: Challenging History conference at City University London and Historic Royal Palaces, the Tower of London.

2011: Challenging History review article in Museum and Society

2010-2012: Grundtvig Award (from European Commission) to investigate Challenging History with the Lidice Memorial, Lidice, Czech Republic and the Forum of Contemporary History, Leipzig, Germany.

2009: Challenging History seminars (x4) and report published: Executive Summary

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