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date: 30 March 2023

Digital Resources: The Laboratory of Oral History and Image (LABHOI–UFF), Brazillocked

Digital Resources: The Laboratory of Oral History and Image (LABHOI–UFF), Brazillocked

  • Ana Maria MauadAna Maria MauadDepartment of History, Universidade Federal Fluminense


The Laboratory of Oral History and Images (LABHOI), a division of the history department of the Universidade Federal Fluminense, Brazil, celebrated thirty years of work in 2012. Since its creation in 1982, the LABHOI has been developing projects on the history of memory of different Brazilian communities, based on both oral and visual sources and the relationship between them. Despite its academic origin, the main purpose of the LABHOI’s projects is to engage communities in the production of their own history through visual and oral records. One of the results of this work has been the organization of a digital database accessible to the public at large. The LABHOI has become an important source for theoretical and methodological debates about the uses of visual representations of the past, and its members have published books and articles in this field. Recently, the LABHOI turned to the production of experimental videos based on the idea of the “videographic writing” of history, a modality of historical text that can perfectly mix sounds and images of recollections.


  • History of Brazil
  • Digital Innovations, Sources, and Interdisciplinary Approaches

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