The 2011 East Midlands Oral History Day on the theme of 'Interviewing' was held on Wednesday 6th July at EMOHA.
The venue was the Jack Simmons room at the East Midlands Oral History Archive (EMOHA), 1 Salisbury Road, Leicester LE1 7QR
10.00 – 10.25
10.25 – 10.30
Introductions from Colin Hyde of EMOHA
10.30 – 11.15
Dr Olaf Jensen, University of Leicester, ‘"Of course, they didn't live a moment longer" - WWII and the Holocaust in German Family Memory'. Stanley Burton Centre for Holocaust and Genocide Studies - http://www.le.ac.uk/hi/centres/burton/index.html
11.15 – 12.00
Christina Raven-Conn, Nottingham Local Studies Library, ‘The Italian Connection’, memories from Nottingham’s Italian community. Project website - http://www.nottinghamcity.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=8735
12.00 – 12.45
David Amos, Selston Living Heritage Project, ‘Proceed with caution: Representing the twenty-fifth anniversary of the 1984-85 Miners Strike in Oral History’. Selstonia Living Heritage Project - http://www.selstonia.org.uk/
Lunch will not be provided. You are welcome to bring your own food or there are several sandwich shops nearby on London Road.
1.30 – 2.15
Lorrie Stock, ‘Does a Hammer Have A Heart - An Oral Exploration of Emotional Attachments To Tools.’
2.15 – 3.00
Colin Hyde, EMOHA, ‘Lessons Learnt from 22 Years of Interviewing’. Interviewing for Research - http://www.le.ac.uk/emoha/howtointerview/index.html
3.00 – 3.20
Cynthia Brown, Oral History Society (OHS), assembling top tips for interviewers. Some sound advice from the attendees - Interview Tips.doc
3.20 – 3.45
Cake! Presentation of the EMOHA 10th anniversary birthday cake with a few words from Cynthia Brown and Colin Hyde. This concluded the event.
A wonderful chocolate birthday cake courtesy of Prof. Sweet.