Centre for Life Writing and Oral History (CLiOH)

The Centre for Life Writing and Oral History (CLiOH) is an exciting new initiative exploring the many ways in which people are now documenting and narrating their lives.

The Centre for Life Writing and Oral History gives London Met an opportunity to develop its significant expertise in these areas, and to welcome a wide range of local people into the university, deepening our links with the community and demonstrating how our research can serve them.

Who we are

CLiOH is organised by Professor John Gabriel (School of Social Professions), Professor Jenny Harding (School of Computing and Digital Media) and Professor Anne Karpf (Sir John Cass School of Art, Architecture and Design).

What we do

CLiOH will run a range of meetings, seminars and screenings open to scholars, students and the public, all of them building on London Met’s commitment to social justice, widening participating and diversity.

Launching on 10 March 2020 with an event called Writing Black Lives, followed in April 2020 with A Bite of the Apple, an interview with Virago’s Lennie Goodings on her publishing memoir, followed in October 2020 with a screening of The Lucas Plan, a documentary on the workers’ plan to replace military products with socially useful, sustainable ones.

Events are free and open to all. Please reserve your place for Writing Black Lives in advance. News of future events will be announced soon.  

A group of people in discussion

For further information, please contact:

Anne Karpf: a.karpf@londonmet.ac.uk
Jenny Harding: j.harding@londonmet.ac.uk
John Gabriel: j.gabriel@londonmet.ac.uk