Academic Exchange

October 2012

Voices and History

​HKHP has been recording oral history interviews since 2007, amassing a collection of over 450 voices, each telling their own unique story of Hong Kong. In October 2012 HKHP partnered with the Hong Kong Archives Society and HKU SPACE to launch ‘Voices and History’, a day-long oral history seminar and workshop that aimed to spread the (spoken) word about the status of the oral history discipline in the city today and encourage individuals and organisations to record their own interviews. Over 100 individuals attended the seminar and many stayed on for the informative afternoon workshop sessions. The Oral History Committee was also launched under the auspices of the Hong Kong Archives Society, of which HKHP will play an active role. The Oral History Committee is the first committee to promote the interests of oral history in Hong Kong today.