The Centre for Arts, Memory and Communities

The Centre for Arts, Memory and Communities (CAMC) contributes to the Creative Cultures research theme. CAMC examines how the arts help us process the past and live well in the present. The Centre’s community of researchers explores historical, social and political dimensions of cultural production through academic and practice-based research. Its researchers employ diverse methods, practices and critical theories to explore and exploit the value of creativity in how we understand, connect and transform communities, enrich individual lives and, in doing so, create better futures. CAMC is deeply local, and our members actively work to enrich and promote Coventry’s museums, galleries and heritage sites as well as fostering community health, mobility and access to creative and cultural productions.

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Art and design ranks in the top 10% for research impact

CAMC and CPC had great success in the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF).

CAMC Curates

'CAMC Curates' is the Centre for Arts, Memory and Communities' newsletter with suggestions and news from expert and engaged researchers.

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Leverhulme Major Research Fellowship

Professor Patricia Phillippy's Leverhulme Major Research Fellowship enriches CAMC's socially engaged research with a study of climate change in the seventeenth century.

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