Oral history is a deep and dialogical form of interviewing which can enhance historical understanding as well as contributing to cultural organizations and community development. It has been used to promote inter-generational relationships and open up the cultural environment though interactive story-telling, creative uses of memory art and reminiscence programmes.
After completing the course, you will have experience of interviewing, archiving, analysing and curating. You will understand oral history as academic method, data-source and creative story-form. The course will also feature masterclasses with leaders in the field and an oral history-led audiowalk in London. Students will have access to computers in class and recording equipment.
Day One – University of Sussex, Friday 30 October 2015: Oral History: Before the Interview
Day Two – University of Sussex, Friday 27 November 2015: Oral History Interviewing
Day Three – University of Essex, Friday 5 February 2016: Oral History: After the Interview
Day Four – Goldsmiths, University of London, Friday 26 February 2016: Oral History for Public Culture