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I trained as a historian and work across the fields of languages and cultures. I led many interdisciplinary projects across the arts, humanities and social sciences, and have applied the findings of this research to policy and shaping public opinion. I have travelled from archive-based analysis of the social and global history of early nineteenth-century warfare, to future-focused co-production of historical memory in the 2000s, and from the study of war and culture to sports and society in South America. The central thread to this research has been the place of play in society, and the way in which embodied practices are used to legitimate or resist power.
Bringing Memories in from the Margins is an interdisciplinary investigation of the creative ways in which marginalized communities in Colombia have used arts-based methodologies to resist violence: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/policybristol/policy-briefings/the-memories-of-marginalised-communities-need-to-be-part-of-peacebuilding-and-transitional-justice-in-colombia/. It is funded by the Newton Fund, AHRC and the Ministerio de Cultura.
The Quipu Project is a transmedia documentary, film and archive about the unconsented sterilizations 1990s Peru https://ahrc-blog.com/2020/05/28/ending-the-silence-the-quipu-project/.
My most recent book was From Frontiers to Football: An Alternative History of Latin America since 1800 (2014) is a general history of Latin America's engagement with the world, which gives equal importance to sport alongside diplomacy, popular culture alongside commerce. I am currently working on a research project on the history of sport in South America in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
I welcome enquiries from potential research students across these fields.
Editor, Historia y Sociedad
30 Sep 2014 → …
Editor, Bulletin of Latin American Research
1 Apr 2014 → 30 Mar 2017
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Cricket in the Country of Football: Sport and Social and Cultural Exclusion in Nineteenth-Century BrazilAndrade de Melo, V. & Brown, M. D., 22 Dec 2020, (E-pub ahead of print) In: International Journal of the History of Sport. 37 (2020), 11, p. 1025-1045 22 p.
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Brown, M. D., 1 Jul 2020, In: Anuario Colombiano de Historia Social y de la Cultura. 47, 2, p. 43-84 42 p.
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Non-verbal communication, emotions, and tensions in the co-production of memory: New perspectives from Peru and ColombiaWilson Vasquez, G., Pinto Ocampo, M. T., Brown, M. D. & Tucker, K., 20 Aug 2020, (E-pub ahead of print) In: Emotion, Space and Society. 37, 7 p., 100717.
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Building knowledge partnerships to support the Colombian Truth Commission to work towards the inclusion of marginal voices in their activities9 May 2018 → 31 Jul 2018
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