Centre for Visual and Oral History Research

Scope and Content

The Centre has undertaken a number of oral history projects including communities and social groups whose experiences had previously been excluded from traditional sources. This has included projects on the history of leisure and commemoration, and work that has offered new perspectives on various immigrant and ethnic minority groups and aspects of women’s history, as well as the labour movement and working class communities. The projects have resulted in a number of books, articles, conference papers and project websites, all of this information is available here: http://www.hud.ac.uk/research/researchcentres/cvohr/outputs/

Administrative / Biographical History

The Centre for Visual and Oral History Research (CVOHR) was set up in 2007 to act as a catalyst for the growing number of diverse projects within the school of Music Humanities and Media that shared a distinctive oral history approach. The Centre uses its projects as a vehicle for transferring knowledge to the public through activities of specialised staff within the subject area. Its impact lies in enabling people to reflect on their own lives and where they come from in relation to culture, geography, ethnicity and social and cultural identity. (Description from the CVOHR website)

Conditions Governing Access

Original available for consultation by appointment

Custodial History

Project undertaken by the CVOHR are normally transferred as digital only archives, on hard drives, by the Project Officer of each project.

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