School of History, Classics and Archaeology

Staff Profile

Silvia Fisch

Associate Researcher

Background

I have been an associate researcher with the Oral History Unit since 2018, and run the community history organisation 'Northern Cultural Projects' which is part of the Unit's Collective. My work supports transformative, diverse and inclusive community history and heritage practice in the North East.  

Currently I am involved with the Unit's 'Foodbank Histories', a multi-organisational project connecting oral histories and historical justice. We recorded interviews with clients, volunteers and supporters of the Newcastle West End Foodbank, aiming to raise awareness of food poverty. The project has led to new collaborations focusing on the creative re-use of the interview material.