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Friday, 17 April 2015

Oral History Training

An Introduction to Oral History


Tuesday 9th June 2015

City Campus, University of Worcester, Worcester This self-contained day course, organised jointly by the British Library Sound Archive 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 BL/OHS-accredited trainers.

The programme includes:

             What is oral history?: understanding memory

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

             The interview: do's and don'ts

             Practical work: an introduction to recording equipment and practice interviewing

             After the interview: summarising, transcription, copyright, archiving


For a full programme of the day and a booking form visit the OHS training webpage (http://www.ohs.org.uk/training.php?trg=1) or contact Emily Hewitt on 020 7412 7404 or emily.hewitt@bl.uk

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