Category: General interest

Former political prisoner Susanna Pechuro at a procession before the opening of the monument to victims of repression in Moscow.

OHS condemns closure of Memorial International

The Oral History Society joins in the widespread condemnation of the closure of Russia’s International Memorial Organisation. The decision to close ordered by a Russian court on the 28th of December represents an assault on human rights, and in particular an attempt to suppress the Organisation’s significant contribution to the history of the Soviet Union.

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Kiyotaka Sato

A Japanese oral historian in Leicester

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.

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Learning from feminist oral history

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.

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