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School of Geography

Training in oral history and new technology


PhD student in the School of Geography Eithne Nightingale capturing childhood memories of Manuhar Ali and Salaam organising against the National Front in Brick Lane in the late 1970s. Photograph by Christian Dymond.

Are you a PhD student or Early Career Researcher collecting oral histories to be archived or used within a museum, gallery or community context?

Researchers at the School of Geography, QMUL, and officers at the V&A Museum of Childhood have been awarded funding from the AHRC and Creative Works for workshops that provide training on making oral histories accessible in innovative ways through new technology. The workshops will be held over four days, with presentations by leaders in the field in day one. International creative production house, Mile End Films will then offer practical training in digital technologies in days two to four. This initiative reflects the growing interest in making academic research more accessible to the public and the opportunities afforded by new media. 

Bengali children in Brick Lane, reproduced by kind permission of Tower Hamlets archives.

As Teresa Hare Duke, Community Officer at the V&A Museum of Childhood, states ‘This is a fantastic opportunity to learn new creative skills in disseminating oral histories to the public’.

Further information and how to apply are available here [DOC 379KB]. Please return the form by 1 May 2014.



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