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Dr Garry Tregidga

Research interests

Garry's current research interests include:

  • The dynamics of cultural memory and identity continuity in Cornwall and Cornish societies overseas.
  • The creation and articulation of community narratives in relation to kinship networks and group identities.
  • The political culture of regions and localities since the 1880s.

He is currently developing the Cornish Story programme based at the Institute of Cornish Studies with the aim of creating an online journal and an associated series of research groups, seminars and lectures. A collaborative project is also being pursued in association with researchers at the universities of Western Brittany and Rennes to compare and contrast the historical and contemporary experiences of Brittany and Cornwall. He is also currently focusing on the parliamentary constituency of North Cornwall since the 1880s as a case study of change and continuity in rural British politics.

Research Awards

2002: £172,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund for the Cornish Audio Visual Archive (CAVA) programme

2005: £64,000 from the European Social Fund for further development of CAVA

2006: £49,000 from the European Social Fund and matched funding sources for an oral history study of the Tamar Valley

2007: £45,600 from the Heritage Lottery Fund for the Narratives of the Family Oral History project

2008: £172,850 from the AHRC as co-applicant with Professor Marion Gibson of the Department of English for the ‘Mysticism, Myth and “Celtic” Nationalism’ project

2010: £23,700 from the Heritage Lottery Fund for the ‘Family, Farming and Tradition’ project

2012: £1000 from the Celtic Research Trust for a Breton-Cornish comparative project

2012: £40,230 with Sarah Chapman from the Heritage Lottery Fund for the Tallys an Tir: Stories and Traditions of the Land project