Life history and life writing research uses life story - whether in the form of oral history, personal narrative, autobiography or biography - as a primary source for the study of history and culture.
Life history and life writing research uses life story - whether in the form of oral history, personal narrative, autobiography or biography - as a primary source for the study of history and culture. Life stories capture the relation between the individual and society, the local and the national, the past and present and the public and private experience. Research involves grappling with theories of memory, relationship and self representation, and with debates about literacy and orality. Many disciplines contribute to the field, including history, sociology, anthropology, literary philosophy, cultural studies and psychology. Life history and life writing researchers present their work in many forms. As well as academic publications, we contribute to radio and television documentaries, auto/biographical drama, reminiscence work, digital and video presentations and exhibitions. Life history and life writing research is, of necessity, concerned with ethics and power relationships, and with the potential for advocacy and empowerment.
Call for submissions:
Do you like walking, writing, filming, drifting?
The CLHLWR is seeking contributors to a special audio/visual online publication at REFRAME titled 'New Pathways: A psychogeographical Exploration of Lewes'.
Tuesday 24th February 2015, 5.00-6.00pm
Silverstone Building 325 SUSSEX UNIVERSITY
An informal open meeting for anyone interested in submission, joining the group or simply learning about psychogeography.
Plus a screening of a short film shot at Lewes Bonfire Night 2014 commissioned especially for submission. No need to book, all welcome.
Any questions, contact Prof Lyn Thomas firstname.lastname@example.org
Call for submissions:
Looking for Sussex life writers
- Short open course: An Anthropology of Ourselves: Exploring Mass Observation for Creative Projects - March 2015 - Book here
- Researching Uniqueness' The 6th annual Brighton/Sussex PG conference (6 June 2014).
- 'Feminist pioneers of social research ...' Listen to recordings of the CLHLWR 19 March 2014 here.
- Introducing CLHLWR's new administrators and researchers Angela Campos and Alexandra Loske
- Download our full 2014 programme of events, workshops, lectures, courses etc here.
- Public and Personal Archives: Creative Negotiations, 4 April 2014, full programme here.
- Dr Stephen Weiss 'War, Death and Second Chance', 12 Feb 2014. Listen to the talk here.
- OHS 2013 Conference Programme [PDF 633.41KB]
- OHS 2013 Abstracts booklet [PDF 1.15MB]
- Hearing Her: New Feminist Oral Histories, 11 April 2013 [PDF 288.77KB]
- The University of Sussex Oral History project and the story of the Meeting House
- Sisterhood and After: The Women's Liberation Oral History Project