Sally Horrocks and Colin Hyde: Telling Stories about the East Midlands and WW1: Oral History and its Uses

A Literary Leicester fringe event

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Nov 14, 2014
from 02:00 PM to 03:00 PM


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From the 1960s onwards historians have been recording memories of WW1, both of those who served in the trenches and those who were on the home front. This talk explores this material and how it is being reused in the context of the current centenary commemorations. We will show on online film from the BBC Great War interviews as well as local material, including that held by the East Midlands Oral History Archive. We will also reflect on our experiences as academic researchers for the BBC project WW1 at Home.

Dr Sally Horrocks is a lecturer in modern British history and senior academic consultant to ‘National Life Stories’.

Colin Hyde is the researcher and outreach worker at the East Midlands Oral History Archive at the University of Leicester.


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