Oral History Unit and Collective

The new Oral History Unit & Collective at Newcastle University was launched in January 2018. Working across diverse academic disciplines, from creative arts to medicine, and in partnership with local history groups and community historians, our work explores the role of oral history in communicating the past in the present. The Collective's blog The Lug provides an online space to share news, events and reflections on current research. 

Oral History part of New UKRI-funded "Living Deltas" Global Research Hub

Funding Success: we are delighted to be part of the pioneering Global Challenge Research Fund (GCRF) Living Deltas Hub. Helen Berry and Graham Smith will lead an international team to explore popular memories of environmental change.

Paula Hamilton to give Annual Public Lecture

The Oral History Unit & Collective celebrates our first anniversary early in 2019. We are grateful to have internationally renowned scholar Paula Hamilton visit to give our Annual Public Lecture, 26 March 2019.

Foodbank Histories

Foodbank Histories is a collaboration with Northern Cultural Projects and the Newcastle West End Foodbank.

Funding Success: Oral History of Lockerbie Disaster

Congratulations to our research associate, Dr Andy Clark, who has been awarded a British Academy / Leverhulme Trust grant to undertake an oral history of the 1988 Lockerbie Disaster.

Deindustrialisation, Heritage and Memory Network

Oral History research associate, Dr Andy Clark, has received funding from the British Academy to establish a new network for academic and community historians & heritage practitioners interested in deindustrialisation.

Be Part of the Collective

If you would like to be part of the Oral History Collective, the first step is to sign up to our monthly mailing list.

You may also like to come along to our Monthly Drop-In, first Friday of each month in the Armstrong Building Rm 1.41 at Newcastle University.

Or join the online community through our blog, The Lug.