LIVES IN THE OIL INDUSTRY - Oral History of the UK North Sea Oil and Gas Industry
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Oral History

Oral history is increasingly acknowledged as an essential form of historical documentation in universities worldwide.

Working in oral history involves the collection and use of primary historical evidence. The interviewer, as collector (and co-creator) of historical evidence has particular methodological and ethical responsibilities.

Institutions such as the University of Aberdeen also have special responsibilities as archives, and access providers of oral history material.

With a growing international reputation for the promotion of the theory and practice of oral history, the University of Aberdeen:

  • teaches oral history theory and practice at undergraduate level;
  • offers postgraduate study opportunities for MLitt and PhD degrees;
  • is the host institution for one of the country’s most significant working oral history projects, Lives in the Oil Industry.

In addition, the Department of History currently hosts an important AHRB creative arts photography project in which internationally respected documentary photographer, Owen Logan, is working with the Lives in the Oil Industry archive.



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