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Workshop: Oral History @RefugeeVoices

September 17, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Recording Oral Histories

with Dr Bea Lewkowicz (Director, Refugee Voices Testimony Archive)

Learn more about oral history, various techniques and oral history videography. Explore stories of the Refugee Voices Archive.

Looking at selected interviews, we will discuss the skills of the interviewer and the rapport between interviewer and interviewee.  This will also be an opportunity for the participants to share some their own experiences as interviewers and think creatively how to overcome challenges or problems which have arisen in the interview setting.

Dr Bea Lewkowicz is a social anthropologist and oral historian and is the director of two oral history projects, the AJR Refugee Voices Testimony Archive and Sephardi Voices UK. She is a member of the Research Centre for German and Austrian Exile Studies, School of Advanced Study, University of London. Her research interests include oral history; trauma and memory; diasporas and displacement; and nationalism and ethnicity. She has worked on many oral history projects and has directed and produced a wide range of testimony-based films. She has also curated several exhibitions, such as ‘Continental Britons’, ‘Double Exposure’, ‘Sephardi Voices’, and most recently ‘Still in Our Hands: Kinder Life Portraits’. Her publications include:

  • ‘Reflections on the Role of Gender in Women’s Oral History Narratives’. In: Exile and Gender II: Politics, Education and the Arts. Editors: Andrea Hammel, Charmian Brinson, and Jana Barbora Buresova (2017).
  • ‘The AJR Refugee Voices Archive: A Recourse for Scholarship and Learning’. In: Preserving Survivors Memories: Digital Testimony Collections about Nazi Persecution: History, Education, Media. Editors: Apostolopoulos, N., Barricelli. M., and Koch, G. (2016).
  • The Jewish Community of Salonika: History, Memory, Identity (London, 2006);


We are happy to offer a limited number of free places to attend this workshop for individuals who would be interested in joining our Lilys Legacy project volunteer team.

Please contact the project manager Shaan Knan for more information and how to register via rainbowpilgrims@liberaljudaism.org

This workshop is for all levels.


September 17, 2019
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Liberal Judaism
020 7580 1663
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