Oral historians

Brown, Cynthia (29 of 31).  Oral History of Oral History

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    2014-01-20, 2014-02-26, 2014-04-02, 2014-05-22, 2014-06-03, 2014-09-16, 2014-10-28, 2014-11-26, 2015-01-07, 2015-02-17

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    Brown, Cynthia (speaker, female)

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    Wilkinson, Robert (speaker, male)

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    Part 29: Travelling can be interesting for these courses, especially early morning. Talks about a training course on oral history & family history. Could not get people to sign up after one course. Created a page on the website and spoke at the most recent conference. Describes the content. [09:50] Helped to organise two conferences. Describes some of the challenges. Rewarding when you see people getting something out of the conference. Talks about a black history conference held in Leicester. Difficulties with some of the delegates saying that white people could not understand the history of black people. [16:20] Chairing sessions can be challenging. People overrunning for instance. As a society doing a good job for oral history in the UK. Regional Network in London does not work in same way as elsewhere. Reminiscence work mainly through Pam Schweitzer. Less common these days than say 20 years ago. Did give talks in residential homes. Nottingham did more reminiscence work than Leicester.

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    Life story interview with Cynthia Brown, museum oral historian and former Project Manager of the East Midlands Oral History Archive

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