An Historical What's On
East Midlands Oral History Archive - based at the University of Leicester -
announces the most comprehensive listing of historical talks, walks and events
in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.
you are interested in history you need to get on-line. The Internet contains
hundreds of websites that cater to everyone from military historians of Ancient
Greece to people looking to find out what their great-grandparents did.
history of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland are particularly well catered
for as a glance at the links pages of the University of Leicester-based East
Midlands Oral History Archive website will confirm. However if you are looking
to get away from the screen once in a while and hear a talk, join a historical
society or even go on a guided walk through the city's or counties' histories
the East Midlands Oral History Archive website can also be invaluable.
Leicestershire based archive compiles a daily list of historical events in the
area and display it on the web at http://www.le.ac.uk/emoha/news/diary.html.
The list includes museum exhibitions, talks by leading historical experts and a
large amount of guided historical walks.
have been compiling a list of historical meetings, talks and events in
Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland for around a year." said Tristram
Hooley of the East Midlands Oral History Archive. "We have been amazed at
the vast amount of interest that there seems to be in history across the city
and the counties. Hardly a day goes by without a fascinating event taking place
somewhere locally. We felt that it was time that we shared this wealth of
activity with a wider audience."
those who don't have access to the internet, an abridged version of the East
Midlands Oral History Archive diary is available to subscribers to the Archive's
newsletter. This can be obtained free of charge by writing to the East Midlands
Oral History, Centre for Urban History, University of Leicester, University
Road, Leicester, LE1 7RH.
East Midlands Oral History Archive is a partnership between the Centre for Urban
History at the University of Leicester, the Record Office for Leicestershire,
Leicester and Rutland (ROLLR), and Leicester City Museums and Library Services.
It is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund to establish the first large-scale
archive of oral history recordings for Leicestershire and Rutland.
first aim is to retrieve as many of existing recordings as possible, and to make
them more accessible through a website, an on-line catalogue, newsletters and
edited CD-ROMS and cassettes. In addition to the Record Office itself, some of
the recordings will also be available later in libraries and museums. EMOHA also
aims to generate new oral history recordings through its own programme of
interviewing, and by providing advice, training and support for community
groups, museums and heritage organisations, students and other individuals who
are interested in developing their own projects.
further information contact Tristram Hooley on (0116) 252 5064 or visit our
website at http://www.le.ac.uk/emoha/.
Print quality photos can be provided on request.
This document has been approved by the head of department or section.