Oral History is grounded in local knowledge and is connected to global experiences. As a method of exploring the past, oral history builds people’s capacity to appreciate the complexities of history, to critically evaluate the role of history in society, and, perhaps most importantly, to participate in the making of history.
The Oral History Centre at the University of Winnipeg is set to officially open its doors on May 7th 2013. The event will include display of past and present oral history projects by students, community groups and researchers. The night will feature the unveilling of the new Oral History Centre interview room and digital media lab which will allow those that have worked with us and those that wish to in the future access to the highest quality oral history interview facilities and technology.
Officially founded April 26, 2012 by the University Senate, The Oral History Centre is a signature element of the H. Sanford Riley Centre for Canadian History and is supported by generous donors through The University of Winnipeg Foundation.