Oral History module (RM50039)

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The aim of this Module is to provide you with an overview of the historical development of oral history, to help you to develop an awareness of the legal, ethical and practical issues involved, and to help you on the way to developing the skills required to research, design, manage and even undertake oral history interviews (you will be recording an interview as part of your final assignment). We will also be looking at some of the wider issues - oral history changes the world, as well as records it, so ongoing analysis and reflection on the hows, whys and 'what's that all about' are an essential part of best practice and continuing professional development:

  • Introduction to oral history and its purpose
  • Planning an oral history project
  • Ethical, ownership and rights issues
  • Conducting and transcribing oral history interviews
  • Equipment, storage and access