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- It's that time of year again! The 2013 East Midlands Oral History Day is on the subject of ‘Past, Present & Future’ and will be held at EMOHA, 1 Salisbury Rd, Leicester on Wednesday 26th June 2013. More details here - http://www.le.ac.uk/emoha/news/ohday_2013.html . The 2012 event was on the subject of 'Telling Stories'. Details of the speakers and links can be found on the event's page - click here for details. There are top tips for interviewers and a picture of the cake on the 2011 webpage- click here for details. The page for the 2010 event, on the subject of work, is still available by clicking here.
- 'Dialect in the East Midlands' is the latest addition to the EMOHA website. The pages of this website form the outputs of a collaborative research project conducted by researchers from the University of Leicester and Nottingham Trent University. This British Academy funded project concerned itself with identifying variation and potential changes in the East Midlands dialect that can be observed to have taken place over the last century. In order to address a gap in previous linguistic research in the area, this study aimed to examine a number of recorded oral history interviews that were conducted in the latter half of the last century and compare those with interviews conducted more recently.
- EMOHA is now able to lend recording equipment to community groups or individuals in the East Midlands who want to record oral history. We have a selection of recorders from simple to use Zoom H1s and Tascam Dr-05s to higher end Zoom H4ns which can take good quality external microphones. If you want to find out more about this contact Colin Hyde via firstname.lastname@example.org . Don't forget that if you're after advice about recording equipment you can look to us for advice on our current equipment page.
- There is a special issue of 'Memory Studies' Vol. 6.1, January 2013. Challenging dominant discourses of the past: 1968 and the value of oral history This special issue – with case studies from France, Germany, UK and Italy – explores different trajectories and narratives of 1968. Through the application of oral history methodology, it creates a more inclusive and complex history which moves beyond established memories of 1968. Have a look here - http://mss.sagepub.com/content/6/1.toc?etoc
- The Migration Stories project website now has links to the videos created by the volunteers in community groups across the East Midlands. Look at the website here: http://www.migrationstories.co.uk/. The videos can also be seen on EMOHA's YouTube channel.
- EMOHA has a You Tube channel! Have a look here - http://www.youtube.com/user/EMOralHistory - and you will find the Leicester Oral History Trail and vodcasts and lectures from the Centre for Urban History.
- Cynthia Brown, one of EMOHA's founders, is one of the Oral History Society's Regional Network's representatives for the East Midlands. More information on the OHS website.
Conferences, Roadshows, Seminars
- Corporate Voices: Institutional and Organisational Oral Histories. The Annual Conference of the Oral History Society in conjunction with the Centre for Life History and Life Writing Research, University of Sussex
Venue: University of Sussex
Date: Friday 5th - Saturday 6th July 2013
What is the business of oral history? What is the relationship between oral history and business? Why have institutions and businesses wanted to record their histories? And how have they used their oral history?
More information: http://www.ohs.org.uk/conference.php?conf=2&status=0
As part of a new oral history project Loughborough University is collecting people’s experiences of the Cold War for the benefit of the next generation.
The topics could include: demobilisation and conscription; the arms race and the Cuban missile crisis; refugees from Eastern Europe; arguments about the opposing systems etc.
If you’re interested in contributing or would like to know more please contact Robert Knight, at Loughborough University, Department of Politics, History and International Relations. T:01509-222999: R.G.Knight@lboro.ac.uk.
- The Executive Board of UNESCO have endorsed the adoption of a World Day for Audiovisual Heritage, to be held on 27th October each year. For those of you wanting to know more, the document submitted to the Exec Board is here: http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0014/001469/146936e.pdf
- Mark Vernon is a radio producer who has produced programmes about tape clubs in Derby and Nottingham and has now turned his attention to the Leicester Tape Club, a gathering of tape recorder enthusiasts who started recording in the 1950s. For more information and snippets from the programmes have a look here: http://www.meagreresource.com/archive/tape.html
- Retired policeman Kip Phillips has published a book about his time as a bobby working from Asfordby Street police station and then Spinney Hills Park police station in the Highfields district of Leicester. More details here.
- BRITISH AND IRISH SOUND ARCHIVES (BISA) – DISCUSSION LIST. This list has been formed following a meeting in Edinburgh in May 2006 to form a network for sound archives. Some of the common areas of concern identified at the meeting included funding, digitization and technical obsolescence, storage, access, legal matters, and pooling good practice. The list can be used to discuss these or other matters of common professional interest. Go to http://www.jiscmail.ac.uk/lists/BISA.html to join the list.
- Pam Schweitzer has published a book, 'Reminiscence Theatre. Making Theatre from Memories'. This book is a comprehensive guide to the nature, practice and therapeutic effects of reminiscence theatre. Drawing on examples from a range of real-life case studies, Pam Schweitzer provides practical advice on the process of taking an oral history, creating from it a written script and developing that into a dramatic production, on whatever scale. More details here: http://www.jkp.com/catalogue/book.php/isbn/9781843104308
- AGE EXCHANGE has
published a resource book which they believe will be of great
interest and use to you. MAPPING MEMORIES - Reminiscence with Ethnic
Minority Elders features the lives of 24 elders who originate from the
Caribbean, Africa, India and China.
- Barbara Hind has published a book, 'Sheepy Tales'. Click here for more details.
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