The Scotland’s Sounds Network has just confirmed that they are able to support a Researcher in Residence as part of The Story Box project.
The overarching aim of the network is to improve the care of and the access to Scotland’s heritage recorded sounds.
Naomi Harvey is a PhD researcher with a background in working with traditional song and story, archive collections and community fieldwork research. Her current PhD is exploring intangible cultural heritage recordings in sound collections across Scotland, and is a collaboration between Heriot-Watt University and Scotland’s Sounds at the National Library of Scotland.
Her involvement with the Perth & Kinross Archive and Alyth Storybox project has come about as part of Connecting Scotland’s Sounds and the Scottish Graduate School of the Arts & Humanities’ “Hear Here” researcher-in-residence training programme. This programme aims to match up researchers with community sound archives in order to develop skills in making, preserving, cataloguing and promoting sound recordings and to highlight the importance and uniqueness of these collections through public engagement activities.