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.
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.
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…
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.
“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