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Research at Warwick

Warwick-based members are engaged in a range of research projects which involve oral history, interviewing, life stories etc. Click on the links in the list below to discover the oral history projects being worked on by our members here at the university.

Race and riots in Thatcher's Britain

Dr. Simon Peplow, History Dept.

"Throughout my work, I undertake oral history interviews regarding the experiences and political activities/tactics of black communities in Britain. For instance, while the 1980s anti-police disturbances have been discussed and written about in some detail, such accounts have often overlooked the voices of those actually involved in various capacities [...]"

NGOs and migrants in North Central America

Erika Herrera Rosales, Sociology Dept.

"Drawing from semi-structured interviews with staff members and migrants and several NGOs’ documents, her research inquires into the roles and practices of humanitarian actors as well as those who are aided in the context of ‘coloniality’ [...]"

Then and Now: The Changing Arts Student Experience at the University of Warwick

Dr. Kathryn Woods, Director of Student Experience and Progression for the Faculty of Arts

"Through reflecting on the past of Arts at the University of Warwick, the project aims to inspire thinking about its future; especially as the Faculty prepares to move into the new Faculty of Arts Building in 2021. It also aims to create a sense of learning community across the Arts disciplines [...]"

Outside Collaborations

The OHN provides assistance to oral history projects in the local community. This comes in the form of guidance with aspects of oral history practice such as ethics and interview technique, and the recruiting of student volunteers where appropriate. If you have a project with which you would like help/advice, do not hesitate to get in touch: .

Click on the links in the list below to discover more about these projects.

Memories of Binley Colliery (Coventry)

Warwickshire Wildlife Trust/Dunsmore Living Landscape

"As part of their National Lottery Heritage Funded project, the team at the Dunsmore Living Landscape are undertaking oral history interviews with local residents to collect memories of the Binley Colliery. The colliery formerly occupied the site on which the Claybrookes Marsh nature reserve is now found [...]"

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