Emily Hewitt

Address: Richard Burton Archives,

Swansea University,

Singleton Park,



Email: emilyhewittk@gmail.com 


Role within the OHS

Regional Network Representative for Wales

Trainer on the Archival Management of Oral History Collections OHS/BL course (2015-2016)

Current Professional Role

Assistant Archivist, Richard Burton Archives, Swansea University


Swansea University


My main area of interest is the archival management of oral history, including the preservation of analogue and digital media, recording technologies, cataloguing, documentation management, copyright, digital editing, and the dissemination of oral history via the web.  I am also interested in exploring the use of smartphone technology to link objects and places to oral history recordings.  

Current projects

Voices of Swansea University, 1920-2020: An Oral History

An Oral History of Gower

Previous projects

In my previous role as Assistant Archivist in the Oral History department at the British Library, I provided archival support to the following projects:-

  • National Life Stories – Artists’ Lives, Architects’ Lives, An Oral History of British Science, Crafts Lives, An Oral History of the Electricity Supply Industry in the UK, Authors’ Lives
  • An Oral History of British Photography (British Library)
  • An Oral History of Oral History (British Library)
  • Sisterhood and After:  The Women’s Liberation Oral History Project (University of Sussex)
  • British Library staff oral history interviews (British Library)
  • Changing Dimensions: Interviews with Women Religious Communities in the UK (PhD project – Birkbeck)
  • Oral Histories of Disabled People’s Experience of Education (Alliance for Inclusive Education)
  • Food Activist Interviews (PhD project – University of Bristol)
  • Chartered Society of Physiotherapy Retirement Association Oral History Project (Chartered Society of Physiotherapy)
  • Care Leavers’ Stories Project (Social Care Institute for Excellence)
  • The History of Parliament Oral History Project (History of Parliament Trust)
  • Sephardi Voices (Sephardi Voices UK)