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Oral History Interviews in the Arts and Humanities

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Queen's University

Graduate School, TR6

Belfast

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This is a free two-day oral history workshop aimed primarily towards postgraduate students and early career researchers in the arts and humanities. It includes a variety of sessions including training, presentations, workshops and panel discussions.

The first day provides training in planning oral history projects, best ethical practice, recording and transcribing interviews, and analysing material. The second day then explores ways to store and disseminate material, work with external partners and measure the success of oral history projects.

This event takes place at Queen’s University Belfast, and is organised in partnership with the Centre for Public History and QUOTE (Queen’s University Oral History Training and Ethics). It is funded by the AHRC Northern Bridge Doctoral Training Partnership’s Creative Economy Engagement Fellowship scheme.

Sessions will be led by a range of academics, museum professionals, archivists, broadcasters and oral history practitioners (TBC).Confirmed participants include Dr Mary Muldowney (Education and Training Consultant) and Dr Matthew Jones (De Montfort University).

The workshop includes the following sessions (full details can be found here):

Thursday 21 June

  • Before the Interview: Planning an Oral History Project

  • During the Interview: Recording Oral History Testimony

  • After the Interview: Transcription and Analysis (presentations followed by group activities)

  • Current Oral History Projects in Academia

Friday 22 June

  • Storing and Disseminating Oral History

  • Working with External Partners

  • Measuring and Selling Success

  • Roundtable Discussion: Reflections on Practice and Public Engagement

Contact: sam.manning@qub.ac.uk or m.benson@qub.ac.uk

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