Discover the past to narrate ‘living history’ through oral history interviews. Work with leading oral historians in this one-day workshop and gain practical skills and knowledge to conduct your own project.
The South West Beginners Oral History Community Workshop is a transnational collaborative initiative between the University of Plymouth and the Centre for Oral History and Tradition at the University of Lethbridge, Canada.
The workshop will focus on basic practical preparation to help you develop your oral history project, including the interviewing and transcription processes.
Topics to be addressed include:
- An introduction to oral history – why do oral history?
- Building your project – practical preparations and general planning, organisation, ethics and consent, follow-up
- The interview – partner practice (be prepared to conduct a brief interview and be interviewed), using technology
- After the interview – transcription, working with archives
- Learning from experience – ‘How to run a successful community oral history project’: Stonehouse 100 Homes Project (Peter Davey, Project Leader)
- Your oral history project.
- Target audience: members of the general public across the South West who are seeking to develop local, community, family and other amateur history projects through oral history
- Minimum age for attendance: 18 years
- Maximum participant number: 25
Registration is required via the above link. Registration is confirmed upon receipt of the participation fee of £75.
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