Dr Madeline White

Photograph of Madeline White
Curator, Oral History
Oral History

Madeline White is Curator of Oral History at the British Library. She completed her PhD at Royal Holloway University of London with a thesis entitled A Contextual Analysis of Holocaust Oral Testimony in Britain and Canada. Her PhD research explored changes in Holocaust oral testimony collection in Britain and Canada from the 1960s to the present day, examining how our changing relationship with the past influences the questions we ask of testimony and determines the methodologies employed in its collection.

More generally, her research interests include oral history theory, particularly oral history methodology and the re-use of archived oral history; Holocaust historiography; and the idea of testimony as narrative genre.