This thesis explores four linked issues related to collective memories of political violence. I consider how traumatic events are remembered, and how the affective aspects of traumatic memories can be included within historical narratives. I also examine which narratives are dominant within an organisation’s collective memory, and how to connect narratives of political violence across time and location. I consider how practice-based research can be used to capture the emotive aspects of interpersonal political violence within historical narratives, particularly when it comes to ‘muted’ narratives of political violence experienced by women. I used a range of methods in my research project, including oral history interviews, experimental video and sound work, digital media production, community engagement, and archival research.