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The 2013 East Midlands Oral History Day on the theme of 'Past, Present & Future' was held on Wednesday June 26th at EMOHA.

The 2013 East Midlands Oral History Day was on the subject of ‘Past, Present & Future’ and was held at EMOHA, Centre for Urban History, 1 Salisbury Rd, Leicester LE1 7QR on Wednesday th June 2013. Many thanks to all who came and who spoke.

Details of where EMOHA is can be found here - http://www.le.ac.uk/emoha/emoha/contact.html - and the nearest car park is on Granville Road (pay and display).

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Leicester Oral History Archive starting the formal recording of oral histories in the city (I wonder how many other groups also started via the Manpower Services Commission?). As we look back on the achievements of the last 30 years we can also take stock of what we are doing at the moment and look forward to what might happen in the future.

09. 30 Coffee/tea/biscuits.

10.00   Welcome – Colin Hyde, EMOHA.

10.15   Cynthia Brown – Oral History Society update, current work, theme for the day.


10.30   Dr Simon Dixon – Rediscovering the History of Leicester’s Cultural Quarter: Adventures in Locative Media Production.


11.05   Terese Bird – the Manufacturing Pasts website.


11.45   Short break.

11.50   Wendy Freer – Using digital sound in small museums.


12.30   Lunch – not provided.

13.15   Roger Kitchen – the Living Archive at Milton Keynes.


14.15   Nick Hayes – current recording technology, followed by a Q&A session.


15.00   Colin Hyde – 30 years of recording oral history in Leicestershire & Rutland.

15.15   The future – a chance to answer questions about the future of oral history in the East Midlands. What should our priorities be for interviewing? What do we want technology to do for us? These and other issues will be discussed and the results put on this website.

The results of this will be posted here in due course.

15.45   End.



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