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Thu 11 May 2023

3:00 PM - 5:30 PM (UTC+5.5)

Online Workshop on Oral History

This Museum Week, join The 1947 Partition Archive for an Oral History Workshop.

This workshop is a space for anyone with a deep interest and passion for modern South Asian history and storytelling. During the workshop, participants will learn the basics of documenting and submitting the stories of Partition witnesses. After completing their first interview, participants are eligible to become certified Citizen Historians. This free workshop has been offered since 2012 and has benefitted over 7,000 historians thus far. The program has been deeply enriching for interviewers, allowing them to meet new people or become better acquainted with their own families as they listen to amazing stories.

The workshop will be led by Ms. Rumela Ganguly, the Oral History Program Communication Manager at The 1947 Partition Archive.

Register for the workshop through the link in our bio. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

When: Thursday, 11th May, 2023
Where: Online
Timing: 3 PM – 5:30 PM


Rumela Ganguly

Rumela is an oral historian and history buff based in Kolkata. She is Communications Manager of the Oral History Program at The 1947 Partition Archive, a non-profit crowdsourced global organisation dedicated in documenting and preserving eye witness accounts of the 1947 partition. A masters in English Literature from Presidency University and a postgraduate diploma in Digital Humanities and Cultural Informatics from Jadavpur University, Rumela has been associated with The 1947 Partition Archive since 2016 as a Citizen Historian volunteer. In 2017 she became an Oral History Apprentice at The Archive and collected 25 interviews of Partition witnesses in and around Bengal. Currently she works as a full time staff member at The Archive overseeing the communications of its flagship oral history program.