Welcome to the Warwick Oral History Network. We are an interdisciplinary network engaged in theoretical and practical issues involved in interviewing for research. We offer a variety of academic seminars and workshops which are open to all, as well as guidance and support for people's oral history projects. Use this website to meet our members, find out about our events, and explore examples of the research being undertaken at Warwick and in the local community.
INFORMAL MEET-AND-GREET, WEDNESDAY 13 OCTOBER, 15.00, WBS CAFE
A chance for oral historians old and new at Warwick to catch up (or possibly meet for the first time!) in person.
Immediately followed at 16.00 by our reading group, discussing 'remote interviewing'.
Excited to see as many people as possible at either or both. See our Events page for other events taking place this term!
MEMORIES OF BINLEY COLLIERY: AN ORAL HISTORY
We are delighted to announce that our joint project with Warwickshire Wildlife Trust has reached fruition, in the shape of a full-colour 16-page booklet showcasing a selection of themes and stories from the interviews undertaken with residents of Binley (Coventry) about their local area, in particular the former Binley colliery (now the Claybrookes Marsh nature reserve). This has been a long but exciting process, and huge credit must go to our dedicated undergraduate volunteers who have worked so hard on the booklet, to our colleagues at WWT, and to our designer Steve. You can find a link to download the booklet on this page.
We hope to hold, at some point between October and December 2021, a seminar commemorating and showcasing this project.
CREATING AND WORKING WITH ORAL HISTORICAL SOURCES - POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE IN SUPPORT OF THE UCU GLOBAL BOYCOTT OF LEICESTER UNIVERSITY
A free, one-day, online workshop for PhD students using or interested in using oral history in their research. Organised by the University of Leicester, Warwick University, and Nottingham Trent University. Generously funded by M4C. See more details on our Events page.
PGR/PGT READING/DISCUSSION GROUP
We have relaunched this group after a period of inaction during Covid. Each term, we meet once in a joint session with oral historians from Warwick's partner university in Melbourne, MONASH. We also meet once per term with just Warwick-based researchers. Please email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested and you will be added to our Teams space. More information on our Reading/Discussion Group page.