The Centre for Design History at the University of Brighton is hosting a series of online lectures and a workshop on using oral history to study museum histories. Co-organiser Andrea Potts (PhD researcher, University of Brighton) reflects on how she uses oral history in her own research.
Sarah Lowry introduces the oral history collections of the Royal College of Physicians.
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.
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.