At the end of April, I reported on the launch of the The Isle of Dogs Living Archive which is a community group set up to explore and celebrate the visual and oral history of The Isle of Dogs.
Part of the work of the group is to train local people in oral history interviewing , sound recording and archival research methods. The first training sessions have been organised and provides plenty of opportunities for people interested in local history to learn some research skills.
Archival Research Training: Friday 24th June. 10.30am- 12.30pm
Tower Hamlets Local History Library & Archives
277 Bancroft Road, E1 4DQ London, United Kingdom
For the group’s first project 80s Island Protests, The Isle of Dogs Living Archive will be providing free training in archival research for local people.
The oral history interviews the group will conduct are vital, but so is unearthing all sorts of other material about the protests in the 80s. So a training session is going to be held 10.30-12.30 on Friday June 24th. It will be run by Heritage Officer Perdita Jones and will consist of an introduction to Tower Hamlets Local History and Archives (who they are, what they do, what are their collections etc.), a demonstration of their online catalogue and an explanation of how to use the hard-copy subject guides, followed by a chance to look at a selection of library and archive material of our choice.
Find out more at https://www.facebook.com/events/1139136682775174/
Oral History Training : Saturday 25th, 10m-4pm. St John’s Community Centre
For the groups first project Island Protests of the 80s, The Isle of Dogs Living Archive will be providing free oral history training for local people to find out more about this fascinating period of Island history.
The training will cover what oral history is and why we do it; how to conduct the interview as effectively as possible; an introduction to using the appropriate digital recording equipment; an opportunity to interview each other, with feedback and analysis; transcription, summarising, archiving and legal and ethical issues.
Teas/ coffees/ light refreshments will be provided, but please bring your own lunch
Find out more at https://www.facebook.com/events/1233810483303623/
All Welcome, but please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
Regular readers will know that the Island’s history is fascinating and the 1980s on the Island is an important period in the Island’s recent history, it was a time of considerable uncertainty, the closing down of the docks threatened the livelihood of thousands of people. It was also the period before widespread development of Canary Wharf and the Island.