An Introduction to Oral History

An Introduction to Oral History
29 Jan 2019, 14:30 to 09 Apr 2019, 16:30
Research Training
IHR Wolfson Room NB02, Basement, IHR, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU

The course is organised as a term of eleven weekly sessions of two hours to be held in the IHR on Tuesday afternoons (2.30 - 4.30).

An Introduction to Oral History addresses theoretical and practical issues in oral history through workshop sessions and participants’ own interviewing work. It deals with the historiographical emergence and uses of oral history, with particular reference to voices and stories not always accessible to other historical approaches. As well as addressing theoretical and methodological issues, this course will help students to develop practical skills in interviewing, recording, and the organisation and preservation of oral material.

Unlike other, shorter, courses available in Oral History, this course, being run over a term, allows students time to conduct their own interviews and discuss them later in a workshop environment, allowing them to hone their interviewing skills.

The course is open to postgraduates, academics and all who are interested in exploring the methods of Oral History or interviewing for research purposes.

If you would like your organisation to be invoiced for your place on the course, please contact the IHR Events and Operations office to discuss this option.

SAS students receive a 50% discount on all IHR Research Training courses.  Please contact the  IHR Events and Operations office if you wish to register.


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