Oral Histories Taught Course

9 April 2019 - 11 April 2019
09:00 am - 17:30 pm

Oral Histories Taught Course

This course will run at either Durham or Newcastle Universities.

This course is being offered jointly by the White Rose College of the Arts & Humanities and the Northern Bridge Doctoral Training Partnership, both funded by the AHRC.

It is intended for doctoral researchers who need to take oral history or oral testimony as part of their research. Participants will learn to undertake interviews professionally, through an understanding of the role of oral history in research and the use of appropriate techniques and ethical considerations.

Learning objectives

  • Gain an understanding of key concerns in oral history including:
  • Awareness of the emergence and development of oral history
  • Appreciation of a range of the history of research, sources and archives in oral history
  • Gain knowledge and confidence in the use of appropriate audio recording equipment
  • Basic understanding of legal and ethical considerations in the collection, use and archiving of oral histories
  • Ability to evaluate oral history interviews;
  • Different approaches to analysing oral histories
  • Archive requirements

The course will be taught by Dr Michelle Winslow (University of Sheffield) and Professor Graham Smith (University of Newcastle).

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