Each year, Queen’s students taking the module Recording History undertake oral history interviews as the centre piece of their work on the course.
As part of the module, the students work with the BBC and pitch ideas to its producers for potential radio documentaries. The module also provides the opportunity for students to take part in valuable work with a range of non-academic groups. These have ranged from community organisations (such as the Sailortown Regeneration Group) through to the cultural institutions (such as the Ulster Museum).
The Holyland case study focuses on the work the students undertook in 2015, when a project with the Holylands Reunion Group collected oral testimony on the history of that area and its changing demographic and social profile since the 1950s.