Access to the oral histories recorded as part of our civic engagement project entitled, “Democratic Access or Privileged Exclusion: Civic Engagement through the Preservation and Access to Refugee Archives” are accessible via our UEL Living Refugee Archive website. The oral history aspect of our civic engagement project required a number of ethical considerations to be taken into account and work will be continuing on the oral histories that we have collected so that they can be curated and made accessible in the most appropriate formats.

Once they are ready, the oral histories themselves will be stored on the UEL institutional research repository and made available on the website through the provision of deep-links. As this work progresses, we will keep you updated.

The Archives at UEL involve a growing collection of oral history recordings, including the East London People’s Archive created and established by Eastside Community Heritage. The Archive now contains over 1,000 oral history recordings, documenting the various projects conducted by Eastside Community Heritage recording the lives of ‘ordinary’ people in East London.