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?
Category: General interest
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.
Just before lockdown, Archif Menywod Cymru/Women’s Archive Wales embarked on Setting the Record Straight/Gwir Gofnod o Gyfnod – an oral history of Wales’ women politicians and their role during 20 years of Wales’ devolved Senedd.
The start of the Covid-19 pandemic in March 2020 abruptly changed the course of my oral history work. This blog post sets out how.
Dr Emma Peplow from the History of Parliament Trust discusses why they decided against remote oral history interviews during the Covid-19 Pandemic
“If I was in a real prison… say there are fifty prisoners in one room, you would at least make friends with five of them… But here, look at my situation. There is no one around.” Salih, Cardiff, 2020