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Postdoctoral Researcher - Oral History of Birkbeck

A position is being offered to undertake oral histories from people (staff and students) who have been involved with Birkbeck over the past 80 years

As a Postdoctoral Researcher, you will be responsible for the oral history component of the College's history. You will undertake oral histories from people (staff and students) who have been involved with Birkbeck over the past 80 years.

You will create a permanent archive of these histories and will upload components into a specially designed website. You will also provide training in oral history (using Birkbeck as the focus) for the new MA in Public History. In this way, the students in this MA will also be generating content for the History of Birkbeck.

Candidate Requirements

Qualifications: PhD in History; experience in conducting oral history interviews; experience in web-creation.

Outputs (1 October 2018 to 30 September 2019): Create a permanent oral history archive including c.200 interviews and transcripts; contributions to the bicentenary website; an article in a popular magazine such as BBC History Magazine or History Today; two classes providing oral history training to students in the MA in Public History, including supervising a practical component in that programme which will involve interviewing, transcribing, lodging, and preserving interviews with people who have been involved with Birkbeck.

For further details and to apply pleaseĀ view the listings.

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