Voices and the Archive: Oral History Research and Researchers | London 20th November 2013

voice and the archive AISODate of Event
20th November 2013

October Gallery,  24 Old Gloucester Street  London

The trend to re-use qualitative data in the social sciences is now well-established though the use of oral history archives is less widespread. As part of the NOVELLA (Narratives of Varied Everyday Life and Linked Approaches) programme, based at the Thomas Coram Research Unit, Institute of Education, we have been using different narrative archival sources, such as diaries and oral history, to study the habitual, everyday food practices of families in hard times.
Through a series of presentations and audience-led discussion the conference will examine the issues raised by the creation and use of oral history archives in social science research, from the perspectives of academics, archivists and community oral historians. The event will be of relevance to researchers and archivists interested in creating and using oral history archives for social scientific research and will be chaired by Lord Clark of Windermere.
Speakers include:

−     Professor Joanna Bornat and Dr Jane McCarthy (Open University)

−     Dr Graham Smith (Royal Holloway, University of London)

−     Jane Renouf (founding member of the Ambleside Oral History Society<http://www.amblesideonline.co.uk/home.htm>)

−     Sarah Gudgin (Curator of Oral History)

−     Robert Wilkinson, Waltham Forest Oral History Workshop<http://www.wforalhistory.org.uk/>
‘Voices and the Archive’ is hosted by NOVELLA<http://www.novella.ac.uk/> (Narratives of Varied Everyday Lives and Linked Approaches) in collaboration with the UK Data Service<http://ukdataservice.ac.uk/>. NOVELLA is an ESRC funded, National Centre for Research Methods Phase III node concerned with the everyday habitual practices of families.

For more information and to book a place on the conference, please visit our online store – http://tinyurl.com/kb6c7kc

Please contact: Rowena Lamb,  Administration Officer – NOVELLA, r.lamb@ioe.ac.uk

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