Dr Eureka Henrich

Virus Diaries: A project from the University of Hertfordshire’s Oral History team

Just before the UK locked down in March 2020, the University's Oral History Team decided to start a very different kind of history project. Student, staff and community members began recording their own audio diaries, aware that this was a moment in history that needed to be captured. They also began photographing their domestic and local surroundings, day to day activities and lockdown walks. This video showcases some of those diaries and images, telling a story of a changed and changing word where connection and contemplation emerge as key themes.

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