Memory is a fundamental aspect of being and becoming, intimately entwined with space, time, place, landscape, emotion, imagination and identity. Memory studies is a burgeoning field of enquiry drawing from a range of social science, arts and humanities disciplines including human geography, sociology, cultural studies, media studies, heritage and museum studies, psychology and history.

This book is a critically theorised practical exposition of how media and technology are used to make memories for museums, archives, social movements and community projects, looking at specific cases in the UK and Brazil where the authors have put these theories into practice. The authors define the protocol they present as social memory technology. Critically, this book is about learning to deal with our pasts and learning new methods of connecting our pasts across cultures toward a shared understanding and application of memory technologies.

chapter |20 pages


Human Memory as Intangible Heritage

section I|46 pages

What is Social Memory Technology?

chapter 3|15 pages

Social Memory Technology

Development, Concept and Application

section II|66 pages

Case Studies from the UK and Brazil

chapter 4|17 pages

Hidden Lives

Memories of Migration, Settlement and Minorities

chapter 5|16 pages

Corporate Memory

Family Business, Corporate Archivesand Worker Stories

chapter 6|17 pages

Sustainable Memory

Community, Climate and Environment Projects

chapter 7|14 pages

Young Memories

Digital Literacy, Inclusion and Young People

section III|58 pages

Social Memory Technology in Action

chapter 8|13 pages

Preparing to Start

Basic Concepts and Group Mobilisation

chapter 9|8 pages

Planning Your Memory Work

Ideas Become Projects

chapter 10|20 pages

Building Stories from Memories

chapter 11|8 pages

Organising Stories from Memories

chapter 12|7 pages

Socialising Stories from Memories

chapter |6 pages


Future Social Memory Technology Projects