Martyn Hudson is Research Associate in and Project Coordinator of the Co-Curate North East project looking at digital archives of rural and urban communities and the co-curation of artefacts. His work is multidisciplinary but is concerned largely with the sociology and philosophy of knowledge and artefacts and how we think about them and curate them in music and sound, history and race studies.
He has a PHD from Brunel University on Islam, science and philosophy and has written widely on arts and literature, radical community development (particularly refugee women and young people), race and class studies, and musical traditions. He was previously a senior lecturer in Sociology at Kingston University and the coordinator of a series of refugee projects in the North East such as the Aspen Culture Project and All Points North.
He was a recipient of the Isiseko Senkonjane/Swallows Foundation Cultural Management Programme to South Africa (Johannesburg and the Eastern Cape) in June 2012 and the BME network, Caritas Austria and Slovene Philanthropy work program and conference in Graz, Steiermark, Austria, March 2012. He is a contributor to the Encyclopaedia of Music in the Social and Behavioural Sciences (Sage 2014). His reflections on and writing of historical fiction can be found at http://eugenemaban.wordpress.com/.
He is currently preparing a special edition of Landscape Research Journal on Arts, Knowledge and Northern Landscapes.
His book on slavery, archives and theories of culture in modernity 'The Slave Ship, Memory and the Origin of Modernity' is forthcoming from Ashgate in 2015 as part of the Memory Studies: Global Constellations series.
Further interests; Vinyl, ultra and fell running, orienteering, mountains, travel, activism, books.