The School of Geography, Politics and Sociology

Projects

Urban Memory, Nostalgia and Use of the City Amongst Ex-Residents of Tyneside

In an era marked by the large-scale movement of people away from the city it becomes necessary to connect memory, place and migration. 

This research will address issues of memory and myths of place amongst those who have left the city. It brings together a new body of work on nostalgia and memory with the study of counter-urbanisation and the use of city space. Drawing on interviews and mental mapping techniques this research project will investigate how memory and nostalgia shape both the representation of the city and the way it is accessed and used by ex-residents.   

The research output will be offered to ESDS and publicly archived at the Regional Resource Centre at Beamish Museum.