Joe Redmayne joins Newcastle University’s Oral History Unit and Collective for Historic England’s ‘Women in Shipbuilding’ project.

Joe Redmayne has joined Newcastle University’s Oral History Unit and Collective (NUOHUC) as a researcher to assist Historic England’s ‘Women in Shipbuilding’ project. The project works in partnership with NUOHUC; Women’s Engineering Society (WES); Imperial War Museums (IWM); and in collaboration with Remembering the Past, North Tyneside Art Studio and North Tyneside Council. It is funded by the Lloyds Register Foundation. For press reports about the project see the following links: BBC; ITV; Northern Soul; and Cultured North East. Joe writes:

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INSIGHTS Public Lecture: First Responder Memories of the 1988 Lockerbie Disaster

In this post, Andy Clark, who is a research associate in History, Classics and Archaeology at Newcastle, discusses his upcoming INSIGHTS Public Lecture based on research that he has led into the aftermath of the Lockerbie Disaster, 1988. The lecture will take place on Thursday December 7th, 2023, at 5:30pm 

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Oral History and Memory Module (HIS2219) at Newcastle University

In this blog post, the Lug intern Charlotte Stobart outlines the form and structure of the second year Oral History and Memory module offered at Newcastle University, in conjunction with current module leader Dr Sarah Campbell.

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The interaction between Narrative and Archive: The Lockerbie Disaster, Pan Am 103, and Syracuse University

In October 2022, NOHUC Researcher Andy Clark undertook a research and engagement trip to Syracuse University, New York. Along with Colin Atkinson, this was part of their British Academy funded project that conducted oral history interviews with first responders to the Lockerbie Disaster, 1988. In this Lug post, Andy reflects on engaging with victim communities in the United States, and how the materials held in the Pan Am 103 archive aligned with the narratives collected in his research.

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From a lively archive in Bangalore

In this Lug piece, PhD student Hannah James Louwerse offers some insights on her time researching in the Archives at the National Centre of Biological Sciences in Bangalore, and reflects on the workflows and processes which go into keeping an archive running smoothly.

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