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Free Oral History Training for a Queer Archive Project

Are you interested in queer history, storytelling, and archives? Like meeting new people and grow your professional network? We are looking for volunteers to gather stories about the Gender Identity Research and Education Society (GIRES).

Volunteers will be interviewing a range of people who have been connected with GIRES from the 1990s to present. You will record these rich and vibrant stories to inform the archive, events and exhibition outputs.

Before starting the interviews, we will give you free training to learn about effective interview techniques, ethics and using recording equipment.

The two main training units will be in-person at Bishopsgate Institute, London EC2M 4QH facilitated by Dr Verusca Calabria.

Friday 06 May 2022, 14:00-18:00
Saturday 07 May, 10:00-14:00

Tasks will include:

  • Background preparation and research for the (audio)interview.
  • Conducting and recording one-to-one interviews (between May and September 2022).
  • Transcribing and processing the interview content.
  • Ethics, do’s and dont’s.
  • Working with the project team as well as any other individuals to achieve project goals.


Some of the interviews will be recorded online. You may need to travel to different UK locations to carry out in-person interviews; we will reimburse your travel expenses.

For more information please contact the project manager Shaan Knan at: [email protected]

Event Details

6th May 2022 • 2:00 pm - 7th May 2022 • 2:00 pm



Bishopsgate Institute
230 Bishopsgate
London, EC2M 4QH
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