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LSG Conference July 2018: Oral History and Sound Heritage

We are very pleased to be hosting the 2018 conference of the CILIP Local Studies Group here in the Library. This year's theme focuses on oral history, chosen as we will launch our involvement in the British Library's Unlocking Our Sound Heritage in the summer.
Our conference is for anyone involved in oral history and sound collections, or who would like to work in this area in the future. The program is designed to help you keep up to date with best practice, find out about new initiatives, and meet other people in this field.

Date and time: 9 July 2018, 10:00 – 16:30 BST
Location: University of Leicester, main campus

  • Introducing Unlocking Our Sound Heritage - Sue Davies, British Library
  • Running an oral history project - Colin Hyde, East Midlands Oral History Archive
  • Tour of the Library’s Special Collections & Sound Heritage project facilities
  • Oral history and communities - Stephanie Nield, Leonard Cheshire Archive; Ahmed Iqbal Ullah Race Relations Resource Centre, University of Manchester.
  • Cataloguing oral history and sound collections.
As part of the event, we will be inviting interest in a local studies network for librarians, archivists and heritage professionals in the Midlands.
Book tickets here
For further information, please email William Farrell:
CILIP have kindly offered us some free places for Leicester staff and the unwaged (students/unemployed/retired). These places are limited, so do book early if you can.

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