Category: General interest
Between April 2001 and March 2002 Kiyotaka Sato was a visiting scholar at the Centre for Urban History and the East Midlands Oral History Archive (EMOHA) at the University of Leicester. During his time there he developed an interest in the history and culture of multi-ethnic Britain, and in particular in Leicester itself. Here he reflects on his subsequent research and the ‘Memory and Narrative’ series: a collection of biographical booklets that he published as a result of his work.
Margaretta Jolly describes the aims of Sisterhood and After: The Women’s Liberation Oral History Project, archived at the British Library. She reflects on highlights and challenges and what some interviewees felt ten years on about the role of oral history in women’s fight for equality.
Mencap Cymru’s Our Social Networks project has recently ended. Over three-and-a-half years, one pandemic and 59 oral history interviews we have collected the story of people with a learning disability’s friendships and relationships, as well
In the run up to this year’s OHS conference Oral History and the Media, read about Stephen Kelly’s project interviewing over 120 people who used to work for Granada Television.
This is the story of the resurrection of the Environment and Climate Change Special Interest Group of the Oral History Society. But the question that really needed answering was, what is it for?
Researchers looking into the queer history of local communities outside London may find this to be a difficult task. There is no ‘LGBT’ tab on the local studies library record…
If Homes Had Ears is a new, light-touch digital exploration of the spaces that define our homes. Launched by the British Library in the summer of 2020, the website uses oral histories and other gems from our sound archive to capture how people regarded their domestic spaces throughout the twentieth century.