Organisational unit: Research Grouping
The principal aim of this cluster is to discuss oral history methodology and historiography across departments and faculties, but also within the city and the region. Many colleagues use oral history across the university and this cluster provides a vibrant network in which members can share ideas surrounding the theory and practice of oral history and qualitative research interviewing.
We are also interested in collaboration with colleagues from across all GW4 universities, given the substantial number of researchers using oral history across these institutions.
This cluster involves both established academic staff and early career researchers, including postgraduate research students, and provides a space for experienced and inexperienced oral history practitioners to advise one another and share best practice.
This cluster also engages with organisations from beyond the university, including the Bristol Record Office, to discuss the production and preservation of oral history material. We welcome any further collaborations too, so please get in touch if you would like to get involved or want to know more about the research cluster.
We will be discussing Alexander Freund's article “Confessing Animals”: Toward a Longue Durée History of the Oral History Interview’ Oral History Review, 41, 1 (2014), 1-26. Available via the university library. All are welcome, but please sign up via this doodle poll by Friday 28 April.
We are delighted to welcome three speakers to discuss the interaction between film, screen studies and oral history in their research:
Short papers will be followed by refreshments and discussion. All are welcome, but please sign up via this doodle poll by Monday 8 May.
We welcome any suggestions for future events and collaborations.