Introduction to Oral History (Worcs)

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Date: 09/06/2015
Time: 10:00 am - 5:30 pm

University of Worcester

This self-contained day course, organised jointly by the National Life Stories at the British Library and the Oral History Society, aims to be an informal and practical introduction to oral history interviewing with an opportunity to handle recording equipment and discuss some of the issues around oral history, life stories and memory. Places are limited to twelve per day course and demand exceeds available places, so please apply early. No previous experience of oral history is required. Each course is led by one of the OHS/BL-accredited trainers.

Course Structure

The programme for each one-day course is as follows:

10.00-10.15 Welcome and introductions

10.15-11.15 What is oral history?: understanding memory

11.15-11.30 Coffee (provided)

11.30-1.00 Getting started: aims and objectives, who to interview, question approaches

1.00-2.00 Lunch (not provided)

2.00-2.30 Practical work: an introduction to recording equipment

2.30-3.30 The interview: do’s and dont’s

3.30-3.45 Tea (provided)

3.45-4.30 Practical work: interviewing

4.30-5.00 Evaluation of practical work

5.00-5.30 After the interview: summarising, transcription, copyright, archiving
Fees & Booking
(courses during 2015)

Full attendance fee:£115.00
OHS Member fee:£85.00
Concessionary fee:£65.00