“From Dat Time”: The Oral & Public History Institute of the University of The Bahamas
“From Dat Time”: The Oral & Public History Institute was established in 2013 as part of the process of transitioning to university status. FDT is located in the Harry C. Moore Library and Information Centre, Oakes Field Campus. The Institute documents the historical experience of Bahamians primarily using oral history methods, develops curricular and recreational materials in a variety of media to bring the Bahamian experience to local and global audiences and invests in building a cohort of professional academic and public historians. Conceived in the context of the University’s nation-building mandate, the work of the Institute is intended to facilitate the research of academic and independent investigators, affirm the value of the experiences of community elders, and expand resources that are available to primary- and secondary-school teachers and students and the wider community.
Currently the Institute’s research programme focuses on four themes:
- Bahamian participation in World War II;
- National politics in the postwar era;
- The evolution of the nursing profession; and
- The development of the sportfishing industry.
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